Monday, June 18, 2012

a little of this, a little of that...



i'm baaack!  not that i really left anywhere.  or that anyone actually noticed.  -or did you?  so did y'all miss me?  please lie to me and say you did? thanks! my "need for attention", appreciates it.  what's the good word?  what has everyone been doing? let's play catch-up, shall we?

on the writing front-  well the second novel is coming along.  it's time consuming, as you all well know. i've made a lot of progress, but it still needs a lot of work.  which is one of the reasons, i've been cutting back on my blogging time.  y'all understand right? i mean, rome wasn't built in a day and my best seller won't write itself.  i can't wait until it's finished so i can tell you all about it! my first novel, "...and then came you", is currently being thrust onto anyone that will consider publishing it.  really.  i've written, rewritten, edited, re-edited for over two years on that one.  it's as good as it will ever get.  so onward i go with trying to get that baby published!

on the partying like a rock-star front-  haven't been doing much of that lately.  i know, i know, shocking isn't it?  oh don't misunderstand, i still go out, just not every night.  :)  coincidentally,  i did have a friend feel the need to tell me that she thought i went out too much. ha!  jealous silly woman.  to her i say, "bite me!" and move on.  seriously  though, i've cut down on my wayward ways because i am concentrating on completing my novel and am determined to get the other book published in this lifetime sooner rather than later.  In other words, I'm taking care of business.

on the love front -  nothing to see here.  move along.  what? it's true! i'm giving mother theresa a run for her money! (if she had any, i mean!) see? now i'm probably going to get struck down by lightening or something for making a funny about a saint!  i need to go to confession.  not just for the aforementioned,  but because i've not been since holy week.  i like to go every couple of months.  unless of course, i sinned one of the BIG ones! anyway, where was i? oh yeah, my non-existent love life.  yeah well, is it wrong that i rather be at the gym than anywhere near a "date"?  i dunno.  i'm just not feeling the "dating" thing right now.  i've got too much on my mind, too many things i need to get done and trying to implement new challenges in my work-out regimen.  of course, if you're like any of my friends, i'm purposely making excuses not to go out, thus sabotaging any possibilities. i may have of meeting eligible hombres. (men for you non-spanish speaking folk)   to them, i also say, 'bite me!"  :)  maybe after i finish losing more weight or sell the novel, or finish the new novel... maybe.  it would be nice though, to have someone special to share my heart with. bleh! focus! focus, yvonne!  moving on...

on the friends front-  ever hear of the old addage, "keep your friends close but your enemies, closer" ?  yeah well, it's true.  in the past year and a half, life has taught me some very difficult and painful, painful,  lessons about "friends" and who is true and who is not.  despite all that went down, despite all of it, i am still hopeful. i am still true to not only myself, but all who extend a hand out to me, in the name of friendship. it's a a shame really, that some people, didn't have a clue.  oh well, their loss!

and that kids, is your catch-up recap.

your turn.

11 comments:

David Batista said...

Wow, stream of conscious writing FTW! :)

LOL, eligible hombres. That's cute. But I think you have the right of it . . . stick to what's important to you and makes you happy right now. Focus on that and forget about the dating scene. They always say that it'll come when you're not looking for it. So let's see if that's true.

And if not, screw 'em! They don't know what they're missing out on anyway.

Good luck on the second novel! I hope to hear the details of which some day. Sounds interesting.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Sounds like you are just where you need to be, Yvonne. I didn't know you've written a novel in full. I am SO IMPRESSED. Congratulations! Keep staying the course.

xoRobyn

Alessandra said...

You go girl, with the writing and working out. I didn't know you were a writer. You might want to look in to self-publishing, check online, a friend of mine did it and it worked out well.
Don't stay gone too long now, ya' hear?

Cinderita said...

I noticed. :) Never ever lose hope where people are concerned. What I love most is that you give people permission to break your heart...and although sometimes they do...most don't. and they likely won't.

Yvonne said...

David- at the risk of sounding like a fool, what does FTW stand for? Thanks for the pep talk, I appreciate it! And you're right, their loss! :)

Robyn- Thanks! Yes, I wrote my first novel almost two years ago, and am in the process of completing my second one. Neither have been published yet.

Alessandra- I'm actually looking into self-publishing as we speak, er, write. :)

Rita- :) Thanks! Glad someone noticed! Sometimes, hope is all I have, sister! lol

Kelli Hale said...

Of course you were missed!! Glad to hear everything is going well for you. Keep us updated on the novel. I'd love to read it. :)

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Are you kidding?! Of course we all need an Yvonne fix. You were certainly missed.
But then hey, it feels good to know that you've got a bunch going on and trying to choose which thing to give the most effort and time to because boy, am I with you there! Sorry, that sounds like I'm glad you're overwhelmed too. And I'm not, but I'm sure you get what I mean...
It sounds like you're having fun if not a little crazy for the time being!

David Batista said...

Heh, heh . . . FTW means "For The Win!" It's common Net shorthand, especially on message boards and forums. :)

Insomniac #4 said...

You're back! Yay! Yes, we did miss you (and no we're not lying!) But I'm glad that you're taking some time for yourself. Working on your novel and going to the gym are good things -- I wish I had time for 'em. Take care of yourself and the boyfriend(s) will follow.

Good luck with getting that novel published! I'd love to read an excerpt if you've got one floating around here.

P.S. "eligible hombres" flows so much better than "eligible men" ... Spanglish FTW? haha

Elliot said...

Don't wish too hard for love because it may just happen. Keep on keeping on with the writing.

Yvonne said...

Insomniac- Ha! Thanks! I don't have anything on this blog, but I will send you a copy.

Elliot- You're the second person to tell me that exact same thing! (about love) I'm writing my life away! :)