I'm so excited!

 Why am I so excited?

Because I'm writing again and living my live as normally - which is pretty oxymoronish for how my life is - as possible. And it feels so good!

My family is good. My doggie is good. Our home is good, even if messy, and we finally have fresh paint on the walls. It was amazing when that new layer of color went on. I no longer felt as if I were living in someone else's house. All that old, stale energy was sealed off. Our home is now filled with sunshine, laughter, and all good things.

Even when the storms threatened. Two. Back to back. I will probably never name a character Laura or Marco unless I plan to do unspeakable things to them. My heart goes out to all who were in their paths #2020 for sure ๐Ÿ˜–

On to a happier subject, I'm writing everything! Pardon the exclamation marks, but I am excited about all of this.

Gracie is moving along at a fast clip. I'm thrilled about that. I should finish the first draft of her current adventure before much longer. Then the real work begins. This thrills me so much because it means I am more or less on track - not my original track, mind you, but the track that has had to be adjusted twice due to real life events.

Being on track is wonderful for keeping me going. Don't want to fall off and have to readjust again unless absolutely necessary.

Happy pics of the month:

Gorgeous bouquet from Husband. I ๐Ÿ’“ him to the moon and back.

Shiner stealing my spot on the sofa. I love his little attitude-filled self, too.

Wine Wednesday. 19 Crimes is always appropriate. 'Nuf said :)

See you back here on Wednesday, October 7. October! It's hard to believe fall is truly just around the corner.




Liza said…
Your enthusiasm is contagious. So glad you are well into writing again. There is nothing like a writer's high. Hooray for you!
Yes, we all need that enthusiasm! Glad you are writing and life is normal again.
I know what you're saying. Not writing shuts down my soul. Tell Shiner hello!

L. Diane Wolfe said…
Yeah! I'm glad the hurricanes missed you although they did a number on my three authors in Lake Charles.
Jemi Fraser said…
Yay!!! So glad for all of the good things! Looking forward to more Gracie too :)
Shiner is a cutie
Natalie Aguirre said…
So glad your writing and everything else is going so well in your life.
Woo Hoo. I am excited with you. For you, and for me.
I would HAVE to buy a wine with that label too.
Carol Kilgore said…
Liza - Exactly about the writer's high.

Alex - As normal as it ever gets around here.

Teresa - Oh yes! Just like that. Shiner wants to know if you'll come rub his ears :)

Diane - I'm so grateful the hurricane missed us. Those in Laura's path won't soon forget her.

Jemi - Gracie was getting pretty impatient with me :) Shiner is cute, but he is also stubborn, opinionated, and spoiled. I wouldn't trade him for anything though ♥

Natalie - Thank you! Now if we could just get rid of this nasty covid thing.

EC - Yay!!! Their cabernet is especially good.
cleemckenzie said…
It's good to be excited about something this great. And thanks for the enthusiasm. Never Curb It!
It's great to see your happiness and excitement. It's infectious :)
Denise Covey said…
Hey Carol, your enthusiasm is infectious. Glad you're happy with that lick of paint and getting back into your writing!
So happy for you๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. It is about time life gave you a break. Enjoy all the greatness in your life. Cheers, have a drink for both of us๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‹
Carol Kilgore said…
CLee - What you see is what you get!

Lynda - In a good way, I hope, and not like covid....

Jo-Anne - For me, too :)

Denise - I was so surprised by how different our entire house felt with just the change in color. We've painted before, not here though, but this is the first time I've ever felt a change like I did here. It made a good thing even better.

Murees - The wine awaits :)
So glad everything is settling down and looking up, Carol!

Shiner looks like he has a lot of personality, ha! :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Elizabeth - Thanks! Me, too. You're right, Shiner's personality is huge!
Awesome! I'm glad to hear your world is settling down into some semblance of normal, and you are writing again! Congratulations! In today's world, any kind of normalcy is something to be celebrated. (So feel free to sprinkle those exclamation marks liberally!)
Carol Kilgore said…
Susan - I hope our world sorts itself out really soon. But it still feels great having my tiny little corner back to normal-ish.