#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 29th of March, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 29th of March, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smiles:

My biggest smile would be getting out of the hospital after a week stay. Ugh!

Next, although book one still needs to be edited for the beta reader critiques (yes I am procrastinating but there is a time limit since it has to be to editor by May 1st) I have the middles of both book 2 and 3 done as I am writing them from my prompt sites.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Non-Fiction, Prompt

Share Your World 3-15-2021

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Welcome to Share Your World and Melanie’s Rules! 

QUESTIONS

How well do you know your next-door neighbors?   Do you like them?   (credit to Cyranny for the question) Well here’s the thing. I am crammed into a high rise. There are mere feet between our doors. Some are ok and some “OH MY GOD!” Does that help? One is great and will do anything for me without expecting something in return. The other one expects everything with me and then remembers he needs to be helpful to me so I will continue to do things for him. He does take advantage of me, but I let it go as he does things in return so fair is fair. The other’s I don’t care one way or the other. I am only close to a few people in that 100 apartment high rise.

Do you have a full length mirror?  (credit to Sadje for the rest of the questions) No, I only have a mirror in the bathroom and can barely see in it.

(for the men)  Do you shave every day or do you like the ‘stubble’ look, or a beard?

(for the ladies)   How long do you spend putting on make-up in the morning? I do not wear or own makeup. I am who I am, take me or leave me, doesn’t matter to me and if makeup is that big a deal I don’t need you in my life.

How many items of clothing are in your bedroom (or closet) and not hung up? This pains me, but I am a hoarder and a slob so there are probably about 40 plus items not hung up. And there are way too many for me to wear so I have too many period.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a published book on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 15th of March, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 15th of March, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smiles:

Still doing beta reader corrections and rewrites for book 1, have at least half done, but have until May 1 to get it to the editor. I am rewriting certain parts thanks to the beta readers comments.

During the week it was quite warm, low 70’s and so my neighbor washed my car by hand and rubbed it clean with a towel. What we thought were scratches were simply very clingy dirt and it washed off and looks really good for a car that is 15 years old. I have to sell it when I move to assisted living as I can’t pay for the insurance since Medicaid takes my whole disability check to pay for the facility. I get maybe $50 a month for incidentals. So no car. A roommate and no car. Big adjustments so far. Don’t know what else will change for me.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 8th of March, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 8th of March, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smiles:

Still doing beta reader corrections and rewrites for book 1

I now have the plans and covers for 7 novels in my eventual series.

I am now officially on the list for a place in an assisted living facility. Medicaid so won’t be fancy, but I will get the help I need and my kids can stop constantly worrying since I am now living alone.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction

Weekly Smile for the First of March 2021 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile for the First of March 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

I have made the decision to go ahead and have my books professionally edited so that way they will be ready if my life changes and I can publish them. Right now I have a lot of beta corrections to do and need to stop procrastinating and do it. I am getting the memoir that is already on my blog done as well. It’s small so not as costly. Now I have a good reason to write again. I have a deadline LOL!

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Non-Fiction, Prompt

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #174

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #174

PROMPT #174

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When I first saw the picture I thought of squeezing the brain or shrink as they sometimes call it. The person appears to be wearing a hospital gown so I immediately thought of someone in a mental hospital and having spent two occasions in one myself, I can say it is not a particularly happy memory.

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Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 22nd of February, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 22nd of February, 2021#weeklysmile

My smiles:

The smile is that although I am still doing a lot of research I am starting to work on the beta reader corrections for novel one and thinking about how to connect novel 2 to include the linkup to novel 1 and add it while doing the rewrites for the beta reader suggestions.

And my second smile is that the 2nd injection in the vaccine series is done and not so bad. Just have some arm pain like last time. Yeah! I am all vaccinated now.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 20, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nerve.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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As I was growing up my mom always referred to my anxiety as a case of nerves. She was always giving me nerve medicine to calm down my nerves, etc.

I have also heard it said as you are getting on my last nerve, by someone just before they bashed them over the head or broke their leg, arm, etc.

Right now my nerves are on edge and very raw. I am anxiety-ridden for sure. This damn pandemic is not helping matters any. People who are normally gentle can get a bad case of nerves due to the pandemic.

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt

One-Liner Wednesday – Gulp!

One-Liner Wednesday – Gulp!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

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Cupcakes, Vanilla, Frosting, Dessert
Photo compliments of Pixabay.com

I love cupcakes which is silly considering that I eat them with a fork or spoon and a knife.

PS These are my favorite: all vanilla (with or without the sprinkles).

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 15th of February, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 15th of February, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smiles:

The smile is that the prompt story I wrote about last week is now 36 parts. Moving right along and will eventually be part 2 in the murder series I am writing. The first one was easier. Easing into part 2 might be a bit harder.

And my second smile is that the injections in my knees are helping somewhat. The pain is less intense. Yeah!

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg