Reporting to you live from Las Vegas. This is actually my last night in Vegas – I have been here from December 30th to today, January 5th. I fly out in the morning, back to the cold, Chicago suburbs.
This week has been a great experience for me. My first three days here, I had my girls with me. Our intention was to attend the Drake New Year’s Eve event on Saturday. He took too long to come out, so me and two of my girls left; two of my girls stayed. Even though me and a few of my girls didn’t get to see him, we still had a great time here. Once they left, I got to writing and planning.
This year is going to be a very big year for me. As I’ve announced on Wattpad and most likely also in the previous blog, I am returning back to school to complete my degree. Once I complete my degree, I will be moving back to Texas – Houston, to be exact. No more cold winters for me, and I’m excited about that.
A quick snapshot of the stories that have been updated the past several days:
50 Shades of Drake: Fire & Desire
Fireworks: Shut It Down
The Sweetest Taboo
The Bad Girl Files
50 Shades of James
The stories that still need to be updated, and will be updated this coming weekend are:
All of the Lights
Night Changes II
Thank you for all of your kind words on the stories that have been updated. Someone just commented “You’re on an updating roll, thank you!” LOL – I am consciously spoiling you guys because my college classes start on January 17th. I am taking a total of six – count em – six classes. Once these classes start, I don’t know what the updating frequency will be. I know that I will still be updating. I wouldn’t just go ghost on Wattpad, no matter how many classes I’ll be taking. But I’m also realistic to know that I won’t be able to keep up a rigorous writing schedule. I will have to be extremely strategic with updates.
Just so you guys know what to expect from the upcoming weeks, I will be updating as much as possible this weekend and next weekend. The week after that is when classes will start, so for the last two weeks of January into February, I will be getting a feel for how much time these six classes will demand from me. That is what will allow me to determine how much writing I can get done without tiring myself out. Because, if you guys remember, I also work full time. So this will be a true balancing act.
I am finishing up my degree in hopes of becoming a teacher. I’m extremely excited about it. I feel like I can use my life experiences to help high school students to realize just how important that period of their life is, and how decisions they make even that young can impact the rest of their lives. Nothing has felt as right as my decision to go into teaching. It is an idea I have flirted with for decades, and I’ve even taught creative writing in an after school program. We will see how all of that goes.
This blog is just a way for me to reach out and touch base with you guys so you know what to expect, but I also wanted to say that I hope each and every one of you has an amazing year. We are all starting with a clean slate. If there is something you don’t like about your life, change it. I know that’s what I’m doing.
Love you guys,