Wednesday, August 22, 2012

When Your Bad Day Becomes A Bad Week

Do you ever have one of those "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad" days? Did it ever turn into an awful week? I am having one of those weeks. But even as I wait out this dengue fever that's taken me over (praying that no one else in my house contracts it)--amongst everything else that's happening (did I mention we might get a hurricane this weekend?)--I'm trying to find things to smile about. Like this innovative way of handling chores with your kids:

Source: via Tammy on Pinterest

If you want to know where I got the quote in the first question, see this reading [Click Here] of the classic children's story, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by the author herself. Scroll down to the end of the page for the video.

Friday, August 17, 2012

What I've Been Up To

Practically a year and a half later, I've decided to resurrect this blog. Lots of interesting things to come. And lots of interesting things have happened since February 2011. Here are some highlights:

-We had our second child (a girl this time =D)
-I finished the manuscript for my first novel
-We started a small group
-I've decided to let go of a dream to which I clung too tightly

Each of those things has backstory. Maybe I'll share some time.

In other news, The Darling Doctor, otherwise known as my husband, has been especially supportive of my writing this year. Most recently, he created a simple, easy-to-use Blackberry App where you can keep up-to-date with my blog, Facebook page, and Tweets. It's called Alana A Wellington Feeds.

Today, he suggested that instead of publishing the sequel to my novel next, I should work on "that book you've been talking about". What book? you ask. Well, you shall soon find out. I'm warming up to the idea. Of course I'll be working on Book 2 too. Yes, I just did that. And all this before Book 1 is out.

If you want a preview of Book 1 and a bit of what it's all about, and to see me in living color, you can see my indiegogo campaign page. Yes, it was a failed campaign, but it was a quality one, and failure isn't always a bad thing!