I’d first like to start by wishing all of the mothers out there, a very Happy Mother’s Day!!!
I hope you all have a wonderfully relaxing day celebrating with your loved ones.
This may sound cliche but my mother really is one of my best friend. We’ve always been close and we’ve only become closer the older I’ve become. She’s my biggest cheerleader, closest confidant, and favorite partner in crime. She always looks out for me, having my best interest at heart and has been that way from day one. Its how I ended up with the name Margaret Anne and not just Mollie because the former would look better on wedding invitations. Solid reason Ma.
She is wise, beautiful, funny, creative, is always smiling and can find the humor in any situation. Her laugh is infectious and has at times been close to lethal. Yes, my mom once was laughing so hard while driving she couldn’t keep her eyes open, let alone keep the damn car in a lane. Oh did I mention we were driving down a mountain? Yeah…lethal.
My Mama has thought me to dream and encouraged me to follow those dreams. She is everything I hope to be one day. If I could be half of the woman she is then I’d be extremely lucky.
Other than gushing about how awesome my mama is, I don’t have much to report from the previous week. I think I’m still recovering somewhat from finishing my draft of Unrung Bell. Is there such thing as a “draft hangover”? If not, then I’m trademarking it and saying its a thing because that’s definitely what I’ve been experiencing.
I’ve decided to let the draft sit and stew until July which is when the next Camp NaNoWriMo begins. Perfect timing, right? Having a two month break away from Millie will be nice. With that sorted, I’ve turned my attention onto other projects—mainly Nerves. *cue not-so-subtle segue*
For any one who has just recently begun to follow me, Nerves is a serial I started a couple of months ago. All of the posts can be found in their own category over on the side if you want to catch up. A big thank you to Holly for making the amazing navigation buttons located at the end of each post.
So I have some good news and some not-so-good news for you guys. Should I share the not-so-good first? Okay…I’m sad to say, there will only be a couple of more installments of Nerves and it will no longer be a novella.
Aww I know. It’s sad 😦 *hugs all around* But before you get too upset, let me give you the good news…
IT’S GONNA BE A NOVEL!!!!
Turns out Finn and Lily have a lot to say. So here we are, on the brink of starting a new novel. I feel bad for discontinuing the installments but it’s getting rather difficult to write them without giving away too much. Don’t worry though, I’m not going to leave you guys on a cliffhanger–at least not a huge cliff ;p There will be another post on Tuesday and one more, maybe two, after that. I plan on keeping you guys updated on Finn and Lily’s progress. I’m super excited about telling their whole story and I can’t wait to share this new adventure with y’all. It should be a lot of fun 😀
Reading: One of the perks of my “draft hangover” is I’ve had more time to read. I had the honor of being one of the first people to get my grubby little hands on a copy of Infernal Ties (Infernal Hunt Book 1) written by my very close friend and twin, Holly Evans. I devoured it in no time. It was thrilling, fast paced and exciting. I cannot wait for the second one. *hint hint*
I’m about halfway through EVO Nation written by K.J. Chapman and loving every heart pounding page of it. I would have finished it by now but my Kindle app was messed up for a couple of days. Thankfully things are fixed now and I hope to have it finished ASAP. Feel free to check out my Goodreads pages to see what else I’m currently reading because it’s a lot.
Watching: The Knick is a show on Cinemax directed by the talented Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen (yummy). It centers around the employees at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital at the turn of the twentieth century. The cast is phenomenal, the writer is excellent, and the setting is incredible. I’m currently halfway through season 2 and I don’t want it to end. It’s still up in the air whether or not the series will return for a third season—I hope it does because this show is fantastic.
Listening: Mainly my ever growing Nerves playlist. This week, I was watching Grey’s Anatomy (that show has some of the best music) and heard a song which I absolutely fell in love with—Every Time I’m with You by Seal. This beautiful love song has been on repeats for a couple of days.
Justin Timberlake also released a new single this week which is a lot of fun. The first time I listened to Can’t Stop the Feeling, it instantly put me in a good mood. I can see this becoming a big song of the summer.
These are just five of my favorite things about my Mama.
* Makes everything special—its some kind of “Mom Magic”
* Always up for an adventure
* Dances in store aisles and sings along to song even if she has no idea about the words
* Sense of humor—if anyone wonders where my dirty mind and tendency towards inappropriate jokes comes from, blame her 😀
* Loves margaritas—when I say love…I mean LOVES!!! She loves them so much, we tease her that the real reason I got stuck with the name Margaret
What is your favorite thing about your Mom? What’s one of your favorite memories?