Day 53 of 90: Perseverance #ASMSG #IARTG #IAN1 #SupportIndieAuthors #Inspiration

As of this moment, I have two wips that are going amazing since I started this. I don’t usually have a hard time writing, but since I started trying to write this before I write the other work, I’ve had an even easier time than normal. That’s not to say it’s easy, just easier than it usually is.

I know I talk all the time about not thinking I would ever write, but it’s the plain and simple truth. I never did think I would write. I was always too concerned with the latest video game, or movie, or even book, that was coming out.

I was constantly using my imagination, but going nowhere fast with it.

I used to lament against the injury that caused me to lose my job as a Certified Nurses Assistant. I used to wake up, upset at the world and railing against what was done to me, instead of doing something about it.

Now I know the difference between the two perspectives. I know I was making the choice to wake up feeling like crap, and that now I make the choice to be happy.

Everyone treats happiness as an emotion, rather than what it is. Happiness is a state of mind. A willingness to look at all the bad in the world and say, “I won’t let you defeat me.” It’s the ability to persevere through the bad times, and hold close to your heart the good.

Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly part 4

Tumbled Graves by Brenda Chapman

A child goes missing in this book and that makes me sad.  But the book was compelling and captivating.  I have read other books in this series but this book had great characters.  I was caught up in the story and I wanted to know if they were going to find the child.  * I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*  4/5

Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly part 3

12:07 The Sleeping by L. Sydney Abel

Very creepy!!  This was a great horror book.  I don’t find too many that freak me out.  A character with bad nightmares since a very young age. We soon learn why the nightmares and other surprises happen in the book.  I loved the idea of guardians of the underworld and how this is brought into the book and expanded.  The book made me keep coming back to read more.  It was hard to put down.  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*  4/5