That Word, “That,” is Used THAT Many Times…

Hello there,

I should be sleeping, as it is the Sabbath tomorrow. No, I am not Jewish. I am Christian. No, I am not a Seventh Day Adventist. I am non-denominational. I digress…

Instead, I am watching Titanic for the eighty bagillion time since it came out when I was 12 and finishing up the last few edits for chapter one. =/ go figure…What I’m realizing though is how many times I use my go to word- that. (funny enough, as I typed “that,” Ms. Dion said “I believe THAT the heart does go on…” I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! like really, im obsessed!) That is my most overused word. That…haha…and “knew/know” and “thought/think.”

This is so much dang work, but I am loving it. This is the life I want to live- I WANT to be a published author. I WANT to know that I know what I’m doing. I WANT to be able to not just be a writer, but an editor as well. This is sooooooooooo daunting, but it will feel good when I turn in a nicely written book. Who wants to sound like an idiot in front of people? Surely not I.

Speaking of surely, those adverbs are a KILLER. I didn’t realize how many of those I use, either.

Boo…I am using Pro Writing Aid and the website is being silly. Doesn’t it know it is the holy Sabbath day tomorrow and I have to go to bed like an hour ago? Rude….

I’m so happy this first chapter is about to be done. Sunday I will use to do chapter two. Since I have more of a hang of what I’m doing, I am hoping and praying that I can finish it the same day. This turn around needs to be quicker. The sooner I can finish it, the sooner I can start writing again. Or I might just do chapter seven before editing chapter two. Not sure.

Anyway, I need to also start networking on here and twitter more. I’ve been learning a lot from the people I have been networking with. =) Everyone seems to be so nice on here. Don’t be surprised if I randomly drop by your blogs!

Well alrighty…the website is up again and I really do need to go to sleep in the next 15min.

Good night everyone! Have a blessed night!

May God Bless You All!

Tori

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Happy New Years…..Almost Three Months Later

Hi WordPress family!

Happy new years!!!

I know…it’s been quite some time since I’ve chatted with you guys. I’ve just been so swamped with STILL trying to find a job, moving back in with my mom, and trying to fight this God awful cold/flu that everyone and their zebra is getting.

Only very recently have I started writing again. I think it was a great thing for me to take a break. I’ve, also, been looking up grammatical rules and such so I can edit the finished six chapters. The problem is that Layla (the main character) keeps whispering to me that she wants to do something else when I have clearly told her she’s doing it another way. She and I haven’t been seeing eye to eye on certain things but because she’s such a dang diva, I give in. Therefore, the story continues to change. I am also getting overwhelmed with all the rules of english. sheesh. All these technical names for grammar rules I either never knew, didn’t care, or have forgotten. It’s kind of discouraging when all I want to do is write but the editor inside me won’t move on. Is this a common thing or is this just me?

You know, I hear author’s like Laurell K Hamilton saying that her and Merry (Merry Gentry series) often argue and now I can see why. Layla and I were super tight in the very beginning but now she keeps changing her mind. Fickle little thing she is.

Anyway, I hope to write more. I am 90% sure I want to go the self publishing route because the traditional route can take up to two years. yikes! I just found this website called Author Agency (http://www.authoragency.com/) and so far so good. They will find you an agent, if you want to go the traditional route, or they do self publishing. It seems pretty nifty. I will check it out some more before making a final decision. What it really boils down to is the fact that I am unemployed, so I don’t have money to spend like that. -_- it’s rather depressing.

Okie dokie. Well, I wanted to say hi and touch bases with you guys! I’ve missed posting and readers others’ posts, so I will def start doing that more.

Good night and God’s Blessings!

Tori