Counting Coins

Today I worked half of the day to earn my paycheck and then came home and did some work on putting up the start of a small privacy fence to give my neighbors and I a bit of privacy when outside. Then it was time to come inside and count six months worth of change that has built up. Now I never save the quarters, they are easy to spend since four of them make a dollar.

To be honest, the reason I am counting the change is because I have no money left to get me through the following week. After several bills and paying for a new bed (because my last one had some sort of bug on it), I have no more money. However, I do not plan on letting that get me down!

Beginning tomorrow night, I will work on completing my article for Southeastern Illinois Family Living Magazine so I can move on to my youth baseball article for Hoosier Family Living Magazine. As for now, it is almost time to see my children for the weekend and want to wish you a wonderful Saturday and Sunday!! Have a great day!!

5 Years With WordPress

Five Years On WordPress!Five Years ago, I left Blogger after one year of reaching no wonderful readers and made my way with Marky, Slash & Levy. Within one year, I had a handful of great readers and added Barney & Lexi to my library. If I could have only seen how things would be so different from the early days before settling in at WP.

Here it is, 2015, and I am closing in on 11,000 views and have hundreds of you awesome and gracious readers who take the time out of your busy lives to read and support my writing! Because of you these first five years have been amazing! Because of YOU, I look forward to the next five!!

Cheers and Live With Passion!

Marky, Slash & Levy and Barney & Lexi

I’m not officially releasing the news yet, but Marky, Slash & Levy will soon be released from their contracts with their current publisher at my request. Though the series has done extremely well, it is time to look towards future and what is best the series. The books are already going through a re write phase with edits. Also there are going to be tons of illustrations done. Thanks to my friend Nicole, many are already done! Next year will begin the search for a lit agent to work the series around. I am developing a portforlio for my artwork so their are visuals to go with the books.

My short story, Barney & Lexi: Lost in Lawrenceville is complete. at 30 pages I write about to pets of my grandparents who get lost in my hometown of Lawrenceville, Illinois. I have read through it twice and added and edited it. I will soon submit it for magazine publication!

I have also begun on picture book of season of Lawrence County Illinois. It will be a four seasons compilation. I also will be taking photos for a future ‘Life in a Small Town’ picture book.

In 2010 I will begin Bk4 (and the final book) of the M,s&L series!

Well, until then,