Nostalgia

My website updated, and now everything looks different. Not super important, but that’s the first thing I thought about when I started typing.

I’ve been gone for a while. It’s March now. A year since all this craziness started. Going outside and seeing the changing season from gray winter to vibrant springtime is super weird as it brings back a lot of memories from last year. Some of them are good memories . . . but most are very bad.

Right now, I’m listening to music I listened to a lot last year, and it is transporting me back in time. It’s very strange, and more than a little bittersweet.

I got the edits back from my last editor. It’s taking me much too long to go through them, but I’ll be finished soon. Once I’m done, it will take about a week to publish it.

I’m really exhausted because I literally never sleep, so I can’t feel super excited about it, but it really is incredible.

My last couple of weeks have been absolutely awful aside from that, but I’m not entirely sure why. I hope you guys had a better time of it.

I’ll see you again once my book is published!

See you,

Sally

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. This is the first time I’ve ever been in a relationship for this holiday. I have no idea what to expect or how to act, but that’s true for all social situations. Have I ever told you I suck at socializing?

My first editor got back to me this week. She’s a very picky person, but she told me she liked the book, and honestly there aren’t that many edits. I’ll be finished by the end of next week. That’s two editors down, (including my mom) and one more to go. Which means my book is very close to publication.

I’m pretty happy! School is stressing me out, but my dreams are slowly but surely becoming a reality. It may be small progress everyday, but progress is progress no matter how small.

I hope you guys are doing well too. I don’t have anything else to say, as most everyday is just school, writing, and work. I don’t have time for anything else. It’s busy, but I like that way.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sally

Welcome, 2021

My Christmas was actually really good. I got wireless earbuds, a weighted blanket, and . . . a lot of journals. A LOT of journals. I probably won’t need another journal for a couple years.

My favorite gift was probably a fountain pen I specifically asked for. I write in my journal, in pen, everyday, and so I go through both pens and journals super fast. Thus, I was given a ton of journals, and a refillable pen. I see this as an epic win.

I think only authors really like journals and pens. Most people would see stuff like that as lame.

Anyway, yesterday was New Year’s Eve, and today . . . is New Year’s Day, because that’s how time works.

Listen, my family got together and hung out, counted down to midnight, drank cider, all that jazz, but I had to work yesterday, so I was just exhausted. All I wanted to do was go to bed. Honestly, 2020 wasn’t that bad for me.

However, 2021 will be the year of my first book release. For that, I am beyond excited.

My last day at my job is on Saturday. I can’t remember if I told you that I got a new job, but I did. I don’t know when I start, but it’s probably sometime next week. Man, I am so excited. I’m so sick of my job.

I might be able to get TikTok again . . . that’s going to be interesting.

I hope you guys had some great holidays and are ready to make 2021 an amazing year!

Rock on,

Sally

Don’t Take Life Too Seriously

I’ve been taking life too seriously lately, and I started to stress out about stupid things that don’t even matter. I realized today that I need to not sweat the small stuff and instead try to have fun. I think it’s something we can all learn to do better.

Anyway, I’m getting closer to finishing the edits on my book. I’ll be done before Christmas, and then I can send it to my other editors! I’m super excited, you have no idea.

Speaking of which, Christmas is next week! I’m super excited to hang out with my family once again. Unfortunately, although school is out, I have to work every day because all of my co workers are on vacation. It . . . sucks.

My computer keeps breaking. Random keys stop working at the worst times, and, as you can imagine, it makes writing a lot harder than it needs to be. I can handle it, but I’m excited to get a new computer next year.

Despite all this, I’m still having fun. Life should be party, not a funeral. We all take ourselves too seriously sometimes. Lighten up, live a little!

I’m not sure if I’m talking to you or myself at this point.

I had a job interview yesterday! I believe it went well, but I haven’t heard back from them yet. I suppose we will see if I get hired or not.

I hope you guys have a fantastic Christmas, and I’ll see you next week.

Smile more,

Sally

So Many Edits

Hello! My mom finished my book a lot sooner than I expected, which is awesome. I’ve been going through all the edits this week, and there are a LOT of them. When I first started there was 4,300, now there are 3, 400. At this rate, it will take me the rest of the month to get through them all. I’ll try to spend a lot more time going through it so it will be ready sooner.

Fun fact, when I first started looking over the edits my computer kept almost crashing because it couldn’t handle the sheer amount of changes. It hasn’t happened for a couple of days, but it’s really annoying when it does happen.

Christmas season is upon us, and I suck at getting presents for my family. I feel a lot of anxiety about it, actually, but once Christmas actually arrives I’ll be able to stop worrying about it. I’m super excited as all of my siblings are going to be with us this Christmas.

I hope you all had a great week. Remember, your dreams can come true as long as you work hard toward them.

Your friend,

Sally

Thanksgiving

Wow, Thanksgiving honestly feels like it happened forever ago, but it was an amazing day. A bunch of my family members came over, and we played games and ate food until we were all ready to collaspe from exhaustion.

But now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for Christmas! Our tree is already set up, which is the earliest we’ve ever set it up (It was up before Thanksgiving, something I did not approve of), and I’ve got three of the many presents I need to get. Honestly, I think the worst part of Christmas is trying to decide who to get presents and what to get them. It’s always makes me so anxious because I don’t know if they’re going to like what I got them, and since I do most of my shopping online, I don’t exactly know the quality of the items until it’s already too late.

But it’s okay, because Christmas is amazing. I’m super excited for it.

My mom says she will be done editing my book by this weekend. Once she’s done I’ll go over her edits before sending the book to my editors. Optimistically, my book will be out in January! I cannot tell you how excited I am. It’s going to be so strange and yet to fulfilling to finally make it. I’ve spent years dreaming about this, and now that it’s finally happening I almost can’t believe it!

Anyway, that’s all. I hope you guys had a fantastic Thanksgiving, and I wish you luck with the Christmas presents!

Your friend,

Sally

I’ve Got a Smile on My Face

Despite my state shutting down again, my school going online after Thanksgiving, and all the other rather unfortunate things happening in 2020, I still have a smile on my face. I’m not entirely sure why, but I’m happy!

Well, it’s probably because I have such great friends, and I’ve started reading again. Can you believe that I hadn’t read in months until yesterday? I started a book yesterday, and despite how busy I am, I’m already halfway through it. I hope to finish it tonight and start on the next one.

Work is going well. I’ve gotten a lot better at making sandwiches and cleaning. It’s getting really slow, so my manager has started scheduling us alone for small amounts of time. It’s actually a party. Last night I started dancing like no one was watching . . . because no one was watching. It’s been fun.

My Creative Writing class is finally getting interesting. Honestly, I’ve hated it this entire year because so far all we’ve been writing is poetry, but our last two assignments have actually been stories, and I’ve written things I’m really proud of. You can bet they’ll be books one day, mark my words. For our next assignment, it’ll be back to poetry, but it was fun while it lasted.

I don’t know if you know, but I hate poetry. With a passion. I don’t enjoy reading it, and I am terrible at writing it. Enough said.

There’s not much progress on the book front, but that’s okay. I trust my mom is working on it as fast as she can. After all, she has her own books to worry about.

I’m excited for the future. Any day can be a great day if we let it!

Your friend,

Sally

Getting Closer and Closer

Hello! My friend group just had an insane amount of drama go down, but honestly it all makes me laugh. Sometimes we are all so ridiculously angry it’s funny. I’m not worried, we’ll all work it out sooner or later.

On another note, I went on two dates with the co-worker I mentioned in my last post. Oh, wow, it’s been such a long time since I posted. I’m sorry about that. I’ve been super distracted with everything going on recently posting here has been the last thing on my mind. Luckily for both of us, I’m starting to find my old motivation for things, and things are looking up for me. By that I mean I’ll probably remember this website exists more often.

I finished the first read-through of the second book in the series I’ve been working on. Now, you might ask: “But Sally, what about the first book?” To that, I respond with: . . . . . . . . . . I’m trying. My mom (who is an author) is reading through it, but it’s taking her a long time because I didn’t reread it after I rewrote it, so it has a lot of errors. (My bad.)

Half the time I’m not sure whether or not to put a hyphen in words. Like coworker or co-worker, re-read or reread . . . I’m super inconsistent with it too. Deal with it, that’s my motto.

I’m hopeful for a release early next year. Fingers and toes crossed, along with any other crossable body parts I might have. Including all of my hairs. That’s got to count for something, right?

I accidentally sliced my finger open at work yesterday. Don’t tell my boss, but I might’ve gotten blood into someone’s sandwich. I, after having cut myself, wasn’t thinking super clearly, and I’m not entirely sure if I did or not.

Well. That’s not really my problem. Dang it, now I feel bad.

My YouTube channel has surprisingly done super well, even though I don’t try at all. (Don’t tell my subscribers that.) I’m not entirely sure how to feel about it. If only my writing, something I work super hard on every day, would take off like my YouTube channel. I might care enough to actually exploit that.

Once the spammers realized the filters I put on the comment section stops them from posting, they decided to email me instead. It’s the same amount of annoying because I get an email everytime someone comments anyway, so the joke is on them!

Anyway, it’s been crazy, I know, but hold on! We can get through this. The future is bright, and life always gets better eventually.

Smile more,

Sally

Life is GOOD!

Okay. Okay. Okay. I’m super excited. Yes, I’m writing this at almost midnight. Yes, I have school and need to wake up at 6 AM tomorrow. But do I care? No. You know why? Because life is GOOD!

What’s up with that? You might ask. Well, I’ll tell you.

I’m very close to choosing a cover for my first book. I think I know which one I’m going to choose, but if you’d like to vote for which one you think I should choose, go ahead and vote here.

I’ve also figured out my new-found attraction to my co-worker. We both like each other. I suppose we’ll see where this goes. As for right now, he treats me super well, and I’m beyond happy.

Apparently, he and I went to the same elementary school at the same time and we didn’t even realize it, which is absolutely crazy.

I’m so close to achieving my dreams, I can practically taste it. It’s so exciting!

Anyway, I need to go to bed. So goodnight, and I hope you guys are just as happy as I am!

Have a great week!

Sally

Packing is a Lot of Work

Hi . . . wow, I’m tired. I’m definitely not writing this in school. Nope. Not me. I wouldn’t do that.

Today I’m skipping the last half of school because my family is going on vacation. We’re going to go zip lining, horseback riding, swimming, and hiking. (Two out of the four we could do at home anyway . . .) Anyway, I’m almost excited, but I’m also really worried. The last time I rode a horse it bolted and I fell off.

Speaking of which, when I told my older brother that story he was actually super worried. See, I blacked out before I hit the ground and woke up afterward with no memory of hitting the ground, and he suddenly became super paranoid because apparently that could cause brain damage. Or something. I don’t know, I don’t really listen to my brother.

Did I mention I’m super tired? Yesterday my coworker called me at ten o clock and we ended up talking for two hours. He’s literally the second coworker that’s happened with, and it makes me wonder what about me makes people want to talk to me. Especially when I hate phone calls with a burning passion.

Speaking of phone calls. I’m trying to get a new job, but I need to call in to see if they will hire me. But, like I said earlier, I hate phone calls. So . . . wish me luck.

Fun story. I broke up with my boyfriend a little over a week ago. My “best” (In quotes because who in their right mind would do this to their best friend.) began to hint that he likes me again yesterday. I say hint, but he might as well have outright told me. He said he liked this girl he hadn’t told me about and she was his really good friend and she had just barely broken up with her boyfriend. Seeing as he’s literally told me all of the girls he’s liked, his refusal to tell me her name means it’s definitely me.

Do you see the problem? This summer I lost a whole lot of friends, and I just barely broke up with my boyfriend, and he is trying to tell me this now? I’ve even rejected him in the past when he liked me the first time! I just—why would he force me to reject him after such a traumatic experience?

Ugh. I’m really annoyed, if you can’t tell. He expected me to just get over the guy I’ve been in love with for five years in less than two weeks. Yeah, like that’s going to happen.

The other friends I have have really stepped up, however. One of my peers in school, when she found out about the breakup, took me out to dinner so I could vent to her about it. It was a lot of fun, and she chose an excellent restaurant. She even paid for me. I am so grateful. It meant a lot to me.

So, sorry about that rant. That’s probably not what you signed up for when you clicked here.

I just realized I haven’t explained the title yet. We’re literally leaving today and I’m still not even close to being done packing. It’s really awkward. Well, no. It just means I’m lazy.

Anyway, that’s all. Thanks for listening!

Have a good day!

Sally