Easter Sunday

For those of you that celebrate Easter, I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating. For those of you that don’t, I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I, personally, celebrate Easter. It was a fun time of being with family.

I admit, at first I was a little disappointed that my nieces and nephew weren’t staying with my family the entire day. My sister took them to a family friend’s house…more stuff to do for the kids. After I calmed down, I understood.

One problem remained…how was I going to keep myself entertained? Well, books solved that problem.

ANYWAY. I’m getting off track here. I loved being with my family all day, even if I don’t always enjoy every second of it. I especially enjoyed the chaos that happened right after church. As it turns out, trying to take a picture with all three kids at once is pretty much an impossible task. I managed to get a picture with the two girls together, and one with my nephew separately. I have not received that picture yet, though. My dad took it and hasn’t sent it to me yet. Maybe I’ll post it when I actually get it.

Being with family isn’t always easy, but enjoying the time you have with them is absolutely crucial. Whether or not you celebrate certain holidays, being with family is important, and the best part is, you can appreciate them every day of the year, even if you don’t always like being with them.

I leave you with the picture I got with my two nieces. Until Wednesday…stay tuned!



The Road to Being Published

Well, I guess I’ll just keep the series consistent. Yes, I’m still trying to get published. I’m not past the second draft yet. What a drag. I’m still working on it. I’m almost done with editing the first chapter! I’ll be glad to be done with that much for the second draft, anyway.

I’ll be honest, editing isn’t easy. I hate going through it. I’ve been changing entire scenes, even. It’s hard to know exactly how much you’ve edited when you’re changing entire scenes. It’s annoying, believe me.

I started a very obvious relationship in the book sooner than I wanted to, but I guess the characters decided they had to start dating in the first chapter instead of the third. That’s just the way it goes, I guess. It’s annoying, but that’s what I’m having to deal with. These characters have a mind of their own, so they don’t always go along with what you say. You never know what can they’re going to do.

Working on this has really given me an appreciation for what all authors have gone through. It can be frustrating, no doubt. I can only hope to be at least semi-successful. Of course, I wouldn’t mind reaching the best-seller’s list at least once in my life!

I will keep you all updated. It’s slow-going, but when I talk about this next week, I should be at least in the second chapter. I’ll let you guys know. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@SCourtney94) if you want to be updated on it throughout the week. I’ll be talking about it there!

See you guys next week. Until then… 33/171 pages done.