Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ice Cream

Hello,
I know it's been a few weeks and you see the title ice cream. I'm having a night in, finished a book, and about to get into some writing. So bare with me and my boredom. I know recently I posted about the pre-diabetic diagnosis. I have a major sweet tooth and since I've been eating healthier some of the sweets I used to enjoy makes me feel well for a lack of better words, blah. I've lost about 7lbs with my boyfriend laughing when I rewarded myself at 5lbs with buying Beauty and the Beast DVD. At this point I think there is more Mt. Dew than blood in his body so when I say laugh it isn't at the new lifestyle I've been inflecting on him, but the fact I rewarded myself with a DVD.

I've been reading the labels, and I've tried both cauliflower and whole wheat pizza. There's been other changes, but I'll spare you the long list because it's not really interesting. I'll be visiting my family in New Jersey for a little over a week/two weeks. I'm hoping that I can stay strong and keep going with the progress. I'm hoping it's going well, I can't get my blood retested until November. However, I keep saying "healthy" ice cream ads. I got sucked in and looked into the Halo Top ice cream. They aren't sold at my food store so I had to go to Walmart when I was in town spending money on plants again (I might have a slight problem).

The ice cream was more than I'd like. I typically go generic or look for the best buy. Thankfully there is a rebate on it on IB app. I got vanilla bean and red velvet because the Walmart by me was cleaned out. I must have missed some memo or something about it. I really wanted Oatmeal Cookie because I've been craving oatmeal cookies, but they were out of it. Opening the containers not that long ago I was shocked that one was up to the lid, while the other had a chunk out of it. There was a plastic seal so I know someone didn't eat it than put it back.


Can you tell the difference? I know it's with the vanilla is hard to tell. I had two spoon fulls of both just for curiosity sake. Both were creamy and so good. So far I'm not really nauseous either. I'm sure there is a catch other than the price. I've heard they cause some stomach upset-ness, but hopefully that's not the case. This week I'll be starting a book that I'm review since a long time. Now to get back to writing. :)

Happy Readings!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Chameleon Soul ~ Mia Hoddell

Good Morning!
Today is the second to last day of school and the summer heat by me is in full swing. I'm lucky enough to help share the news of giveaway opportunity that the wonderful author Mia Hoddell is giving readers. Her new release is a NA contemporary book that takes place in the sports world. I would check it out if I were you because I know with grad school being over I am ready to dive back into the indie book world again. I miss reading and knowing indie authors. Don't be like me and miss it, take a chance to enter the giveaway. I am also doing my own sale. Beneath the scars is a dollar cheaper on Smashwords and Barnes and Nobles. In addition to End of the Line is about to be free for a bit to prepare for the release of the second installment! Keep your eyes out for that!


Giveaway

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Something Crazy...

Hello!
Look at this, two nights in a row! Maybe I can get back into the groove of things! I know I'll have End of the Line published this year (for sure this time!), but there might be more coming as well. I'm itching for being away so long. So I'm hoping to use that as motivation to get the ball rolling on a few things, including series. Now, you might be thinking 'what's with the title of this post'? Family Ties was my second story published which was a few years ago. It's been so long for that story and End of the Line I am gambling putting sequels out there. End of the Line still gets noticed here and there. Once I go through Family Ties 2, I'm thinking of one weekend only of releasing the draft for ebook users to test run, to get a peak. There will be grammar issues which is a risk of putting out there, but I'm curious what people would think of the story. It would be free and available for one weekend. So everyone who is a Family Ties fan would have to keep an eye out...
~Ottilie

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Happenings

Hello!
Summer is approaching and I finished grad school which I thought would mean time to dive head first into writing. However, right around the time of my graduation I went to my doctor and my blood work came back as pre-diabetic. When I got the results I was confused, upset, and just didn't know where to begin. I eat healthy and exercise 4-6 times a week. I don't drink soda, and most of the food I make at home is homemade. I didn't really share the information because I have been a little embarrassed about it. I probably shouldn't be, but I am. I wasn't sure about that doctor's opinion in addition to not liking how the doctor handled the results  I went to my  primary doctor. She talked to me, and unlike the other doctor didn't seem bothered to explain the blood work then what the game plan would be if they came back positive. She's amazing.

Thankfully I have a supportive boyfriend who lives off mt. dew and pizza just said we'll do what we have to, to get the levels lower. Now I'm not very elevated so I am staying positive that it will be reversed before I get an actual diagnosis of diabetes. I've been reading, changing my eating habits, and changed my exercise routine. Since my doctor appointment which was May 26 I've lost about 3lbs. I know that doesn't sound like much, but I've been wanting to lose weight for the last few months. Getting this diagnosis was that final nail, "I really need to do it". The 3lbs make me giddy and I hope there's more to come, well lose?

Sorry I really feel awkward sharing real personal information like that so thank you for making it this far on my post. Last night I dove into editing my pirate story that I started back in high school and have since then refurbished. I don't know why picking an old story and editing it helps me get back into the grove of things. However, based off going the first chapter this might be the last time I go through it before I have a beta reader go through it. It reads as if I've gone through it many of times...I know the first part is ready, but we'll see about part two when I get there. Then on top of that I've been doing a few notes on Beneath the Scars 2 and Mistakes #5! Now to get through my nightly exercise so that I can do a little writing before bed!
Goodnight!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Graduation sale

Good Morning!
This past Wednesday I had my grad school graduation. I started in 2013, took 7 classes for my special education teaching certificate. I moved to Virginia. After taking about a year and a half off, I got nudges from my family, friends, and boyfriend to go back to finish the last 5 classes so that I would have my masters. I contacted my old school and they allowed me to finish the last five classes online. I finished my masters despite having my hand in a cast for one semester. Despite my boyfriend cutting our internet while doing yard work. Despite my work schedule, moving, moving to a house in the country and having to use a hot spot as my internet in the house, which was after the spotty hughes net. Needless to say it was a journey. However, I made it! I struggled with reading and spelling my whole academic career, but made it through my masters. I can honestly say though I'm never going back for any high of a degree, this time I am sure!





Here to celebrate though, I put all my ebooks on sale: HERE

On a side note. I know tomorrow is Memorial Day. Thank you all of the soldiers that gave their lives to serve the country. Not only do they, but also their families' give up a lot for the rest of us. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Cover Reveal ~ In a Whisper by Diana Nixon

Good Morning
It is already a muggy heat on this Saturday morning and my allergies is making itself known. However, I'll take it over the freezing temperatures. Some of my plants are actually growing! I'm not a complete plant killer. I am a day late on posting this cover reveal for Diana Nixon. This is the second novel in her Set Me Free series. It is an adult series.




IN A WHISPER by Diana Nixon



COVER REVEAL

There are things that are so hard to say aloud. Especially when it comes to something that you never thought your heart was capable of feeling…
In Ashton Bright’s life, there is no place for feelings. A successful surgeon, he knows how to make hearts beat faster, yet his own heart is as cold as a scalpel He doesn’t know how to do romance, and he knows even less about love.
The day Nicola Holt comes to work as Ashton’s assistant, everything he believed was right for him becomes wrong. For someone whose everyday job is saving lives, Ashton finds himself too weak to stand against Nicola’s charm.
But most of all, he hates that she makes him feel things – the things he once swore to never allow himself to be submerged in.
“I have spent my whole life searching for what I have found in you. I do not want to let it go...”

ADD ON GOODREADS:

If you haven’t read the first story from SET ME FREE duet, DO IT NOW!!!
Available in Paperback, Kindle and e-Book formats.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Diana Nixon, an International Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romances, is a woman of contradictions. She was born in Minsk, Belarus. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.
Diana’s writing career is like a roller coaster ride. It started with a fantasy novel named Love Lines, that was originally written in Russian and only later, it was translated into English. Since then, she has published 17 more books, both of contemporary and fantasy genres. Diana's books are being translated into Spanish, French and Russian.



Official page: www.diana-nixon.com
Twitter: @DianaNixon9 https://twitter.com/DianaNixon9
Instagram: @authordiananixon https://www.instagram.com/authordiananixon/
Facebook - Libros de DIANA NIXON:





Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Sunday

Good Morning,
So Friday I finished my thesis paper!! ::Cheers:: I will however, have to print it out and mail a copy to my professor, but the writing part is done! That means that I will be able to get back into writing again! I still work a full time job, and tutor two times a week, but I will have some free time. I am already trying to think of projects to do around the house so that I can spend some time outside. I have been working on a couple of stories here and there just to keep my mental state's sake. I am already trying to think of what story I want to be working on first. The fact that they are all different genres will probably help, so whatever mood I am might help which story I get to work on. The three stories that I've been working on here or there are Beneath the Scars 2, Mistakes 5, and try not to cringe at the last one, a vampire story. I know I said that I wouldn't write a vampire story, but I had a dream a few years ago and started a story off of it. Thought I got stuck and put it on home, but I thought of how to fix it up to get rid of the writers block. Hopefully it works out. I cannot wait to dive into writing again. That might be why I have list of stories that I want to work on. I'll talk to you soon then!

Happy Sunday,
Ottilie