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Monday, March 23, 2015

New Beginnings

Don't you love it when there are new beginnings?  For me, that new beginning is a new job that I am starting tomorrow.  I'm going to be working at a Simon's convenience store in their deli section.  I'm a little nervous but come tomorrow morning, I am going to wake up and go.

I've got my alarm set for 6:45am and will probably sleep a few extra minutes.  Then, will get up and have my ritual of eggs and orange juice.  I tend to lately have eggs every morning.  My doctor said she's got no problem with me eating eggs.  It's probably the chips that have to go!!!  Ha ha.  Too bad I'm addicted to kettle chips.  Salt and vinegar are too damn addicting.

Then, I will head down towards the new job.  I will be commuting to it as it's closer to where my kids live.  Which is now that I am thinking of also moving closer to my kids and the new job.  Even if the new job doesn't end up working out, it would be nice to be closer to my kids.  Ease up on the gas to get there.  Seems like I'm going twenty four miles each way to get down to them.  And will be the same for the job..  But it will be a full time job so I don't care.

A few weeks ago, I created an author page on FB and already I'm up to over seven hundred likes.  Pretty cool.  Of course, you have to update your page often in order for them all to see you.  And then, does it gain more sales?  I don't know.  But it's fun to do.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Jo-Fay/1077574558935112



Now that I have a new job, I will be cutting back the hours spent at the local library.  I think it will just be Mondays when I am there before heading over to see my kids.  Which means today, I have a lovely Subway sandwich.  Yum.

My oldest is camping in the North Cascades a little near Seattle, Washington.  He comes back on Wednesday and so far has been out of range with his phone.

By the time I text him, I will have worked two days at the new job.

I can hardly wait to start.  It's been the waiting not knowing what to expect that's been killing me.  I just want to know what I'm supposed to be doing.  I guess I will find out soon enough.  I've got today to kill time and then tomorrow it will start.  I will be working Tuesday through Sat nine to five.  I'm very excited and plan to do the best that I can and hope that they will keep me.  If not, I cannot help that if I've done my best.  Given it my all.

The girls and I went to see Cinderella yesterday.  We were going to see Insurgent and the girls changed their minds.  I'm telling you, that popcorn is expensive.  Couldn't believe for a small it was over five dollars.  My sister asked me if I had to take a loan out on the popcorn. ha ha.

It was a cute movie and I thought Cate Blanchett did a good job of being the wicked step-mother.  And it did follow Cinderella to a tee.  Helena Bonham Carter played a good fairy godmother.

After the movie, I brought the girls to McDonald's to get french fries for Jake seeing as he didn't go to the movie.  I got him a medium and was almost disappointed when my ex's girlfriend was going to make Jake not eat all the fries at once.  Thank god he got to have them all.  Kind of made me mad as it was his treat from me.

There's some strict food rules at the Fay household.  The kids kind of have to obey his girlfriend and follow the rules.  Very strict.  Some of it is good of course, gives them structure.

I'm up to 180 pages in my vampire novel.  If I feel like it, I will type up the next chapter later today.  I'm thinking that on my break, I will either have a book to read a few pages or some paper to write a page to a chapter.  I know I will have some extra time to kill after eating my tunafish sandwich.

And, I bet I will be eating some of their grinders or pizza too.  I'm probably not going to want tunafish every day.  I got some potted ham yesterday to make some ham sandwiches too.  I like to add a little bit of hot dog relish to it.  Yum.  And I just got thinking, I shall bring some kale.  My Dad has been saying we should change my middle name to Kale.  Funny.

At least that should boost my iron.  Plus I've heard it's very good for your eyesight.  Queen of greens.

Jennifer Jo Fay

Copyrighted March 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fresh Post

I made myself come back to write.  It's been a while since I have posted on my blog.  Sorry.  I guess life and other things tend to get in the way.  Not to mention a damn webroot popup that keeps popping up on my screen.  It's expired and keeps popping up as a reminder to renew.  Pain in the neck as it constantly pops up and creates an annoying problem for me.

I was scrolling down Facebook the other day and found this advertisement for BoostInsider.  Bloggers to earn money.  Was going to try it out.  I signed up and today scrolled down through the four campaigns I was given to potentially earn some money at.  Wasn't thrilled with the choices and I don't think I can find myself able to write about them on my blog.  Like some sort of video games?  What could I possibly write about video games I know nothing about?  Just don't know if I will like the site.  I may try one if it seems like it's going to fit.  But none of them seemed to jump out at me.

Oh well.  I've been writing a lot.  I published The Dolls on Amazon about three weeks ago and sold a few copies.  I also had it available for a free book promotion.  Right now I have a few of my poetry books available for free book promotion.  It goes on for about five days.

I also published Lustful Evangelean, my first romance novel I wrote.  It was available for free for a limited time and got close to seventy people getting it.  My knitting book got over 300 people getting it on the free book promotion.  That's a good way to build an audience.

I'm currently working on my vampire novel, Lolita Lob it Off.  I'm 111 pages into it and kind of got stuck for a little bit.  I'm working towards getting out of the writer's block rut.  While this happens, I tend to end up reading other people's books for the weekend.  And I write during the week.

It was maddening yesterday.  I couldn't get into my Kindle.  It's either broken or it has too many books in it and it won't let me in.  Luckily I've got all my books available on my PC as well and will read them that way.  It will be a little bulkier than the kindle which is a little bit of a nuisance but it will be okay.  At least I can still read the books I paid for and the freebie ones.

That's probably what happened.  I was downloading a whole lot of the freebie kindle books and I bet it took up a lot of my memory.  Oh well.  Maddening.

It's going to be a plus though as I will have my pc on hand more often and if I feel the urge, I can exit the book I'm reading and go do some writing on the book.

It took me three days last week to write a smut scene.  Just wasn't into writing.  I guess it happens to everyone.  Nobody is immune from writer's block.

I've been visiting my kids a lot.  They have a new rule they can't eat or drink in the living room.  Made me sort of mad and I will still drink my coffee in there.  There's something about curling up on their couch with my warm coffee that's comforting.  But we make sure we don't eat anything in there.  Although there is the occasional slip up.  Julia likes to bring something in to eat once in a while and I'm not one to force her into another room.  I know she is careful.

They also have to have time away from their laptops which is a good thing.  We have a certain time when we set down the laptops and we play a board game.  So far it's different versions of Monopoly.  Julia won this last time.  She got the expensive properties, put four houses on them and I landed on her two times.  $1700 ouch!!!

Still without a job.  I'm looking and I was able to have two to three interviews but nothing yet.  Thank god for my alimony.

I've got a plan to move to Maine in five years to be with my dad and save on rent.  I should be able to collect disability at that time when the alimony is up.  And my kids will all be in college at that time.  I have got to come up with a back up plan in case my dad is not alive at that point.  But the way I see it is I would be able to help him stay in his home longer.  And may become his caregiver at that point.  The hardest part would not being able to see my kids as much, but then they would be older and on their own so I may not see them as much anyway.  I worry too much about things.

Jennifer Jo Fay

Copyrighted February 25, 2015