Tuesday, June 11, 2013

What I've been up to...

Hey guys! 

Wow, it's been a while. I never meant to stay away so long. Things just got busy and I had a hard time remembering to blog. SORRY!

First and foremost, I got a job at a local gun shop. I quite like the job and it has helped my fiancé and I really move forward in searching for an apartment/condo. We've found a few that we really like, but the realtor helping us is terrible at responding and planning a time to see each one. Hopefully we can see them soon to narrow down our choice and possibly moving in. We're both so impatient to move into a place of our own. We've had to postpone the wedding until next April due to both of our families being unable to plan for it financially. At least we have quite a bit of time to plan now, and April will be a great month for a wedding since it is at the end of our springtime and won't be too hot.

I tried Camp NaNoWrimo in April, and guess what!? I failed, of course. But, the ideas I have for my novels are still there, poking around in my brain and giving me new plot twists and character developments. I just need to really focus on writing things out.

My mom and I have been selling our jewelry at a local art festival each month. We've done really well and I love that we've been able to get our work out there. But, this last Friday killed us with the blistering heat. We're considering not doing it for a few months until the desert summer starts to cool down. 

In September, my mom and I are gonna be seeing the Backstreet Boys! When I was young, I never got the chance to see them in concert. But now I can! I'm so excited for it. Even though boy bands aren't a big thing anymore, I still love them. So that's something to look forward to.

Lately, a lot of family drama has surfaced that's made life really hard. I don't wanna go into specifics, but for those of you who pray: keep my family in your prayers. Keep my fiancé and I in your prayers so that we can move out sooner. Keep our jobs in your prayers. I'd really appreciate that. <3

For another update, I have two photos to share.... 

My favorite of my fiancé and I....

And then us with two members of the Ghost Adventures cast! :D

It was pretty awesome to get a photo with them. But unfortunately we couldn't stop and chat about the paranormal with them. :( 

I hope to hear from you guys soon! I'd really like to know how you've been and what you've been up to. Miss you guys! 
-Shelby W.

Friday, May 24, 2013


Hi everyone :)

I just thought I'd check in and see if maybe everyone could post a catch up blog this week? Maybe let us all know where you are and what you have been up to? 

Miss reading all your great posts.

Rach x

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I'm not dead... just really sorry.

Ok so, i don't know what's worse. The fact that I didn't come through on my promise to keep up with regular posts on this blog, or the fact that I've been gone for so long i don't even remember which day my day is...

I am so sorry.

So what has happened since my last post?

After a bit of tragedy and a very mutual break up with my gf of the time, i am now with someone else, and as a writer I hate to say it but there are just no words to describe how i feel about her.

My home derby team lost the gran finals but we had a ton of fun, and we came second in our competition so we were happy :)

My gridiron team finally won a game, but we still ended up coming third out of the three teams in our comp haha still had so much fun, and got so fit playing it :)

My parents moved out to a farm, and they have a creek and a horse and I'm loving having such a beautiful place to visit when the city becomes too much - as it often does.

I still work for my father, and still don't get paid to write, but I am making steps towards being a better author and writer in general :) I'm even thinking of heading back to uni to do a couple of creative writing classes.

Its a new year and i have a lot of goals that i want to accomplish, including keeping up with this blog. In fact i have so many goals i think I'm going to need to sit down and sort out my priorities. I might have to stop playing with gridiron or derby, choose whether or not i want to focus on my novels or my journalism, and decide where my money will be best spent.

Regardless of what i choose I'm so excited for this new year.

I'm sorry i have been gone for so long, but I am still alive and still writing :)

Looking forward to hearing how you all are doing xx

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013: Make it Awesome!

It's 2013 and I am not writing on Tuesday! Oh my! I totally forgot to post yesterday, so I'm just gonna steal Wednesday (since it's been alone recently) and use it.

I've been thinking about this new year and how it can be awesome and I'll most enjoy it. In 2012, I had been planning an awesome trip to Comic-Con and trying to figure out the dreadful business of wedding planning. The Comic-Con trip has been tossed aside due to financial issues, and the wedding planning hasn't really gone anywhere besides the murmuring comment of, "Hopefully it will take place in October 2013...?"

I know. This is sad.

So I've been trying to come up with things that will make 2013 worthwhile. A few things (resolutions, if you will) I have come up with are...

  1. Reading as many books as I can in 2013.
  2. Officially starting my novel (I failed at NaNoWriMo)
  3. Getting serious about school.
  4. Wedding.
Of course I hope there are other amazing things mixed in there... Maybe a trip to an awesome concert, Disneyland...etc. I hope that 2013 will be much more interesting than 2012. In the end, a year is what you choose to make it. I want it to be awesome... so it will be. I've already begun on number one. I'm currently reading Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. It's awesome. ;)

Sorry for this silly post. I had so many better things to say... Oh well.

I hope 2013 is everything you want it to be and more! Reach for the stars and DFTBA!
Shelby W.