I think it can be hard to get to know a person just through reading blogs about what books they've reviewed or just about what they are writing. I wanted to be a little more open with you today on who I am other than just a writer.
And that's just one of my jobs. I also work part-time in retail, stocking lotions and sprays. The good thing is I always smell good. Not that I smell bad, but... anyway. :) I only work there a few hours due to cuts, but I enjoy it. I just wish it paid better. I can't even pay bills right now with my two part-time jobs. I'm job searching constantly while trying to sell some of the things I don't need on local swap-groups. It's a struggle and can be very stressful. I won't admit how many times I've cried over a bowl of cereal or macaroni and cheese. But I try to keep the faith that God will provide for me and things will get better. It's hard, but I have to keep positive and distract myself.
Writing wise - I haven't really written anything new in a month. I've done a lot of revisions on my novel, Silent Beauty, and even attempted to edit my book, Nothing Left to Lose, but I gave up on that one for now. I can honestly say that I've been working on two fanfictions and I'm not ashamed of that. I enjoy it and it's great writing practice developing plot and working with characters that already have a basis. I do get discouraged some days. I've finished eleven novels and have yet to find an agent, but that's okay. It's about the adventure, not just throwing the ring into Mordor. (Yes, I am that nerdy and am very obsessed with Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit.)
I haven't got everything figured out. And some days I don't like being an adult. I'm a twenty-six year old adult with no husband, kids, or even pets. I have days where I feel like a failure and don't understand how others seem to have it together. But I am happy and I love writing. Someday, things will work out. Someday I'll see my book in a store or at least get my little sister to beg for me to sign her book. :) I enjoy being fun on Twitter and helping my writing buddies! But I'm a normal person just like you.
Also, I'm on Day 25 of my 30 Days Hobbit Free and I've cheated several times. I don't have the self-control, but hanging out with my dwarf friends makes me feel better. :) You are welcome to follow me on Twitter, which is on the side of my blog! I share some great things about how Hobbit obsessed I am and you can see a little bit more of me. :)