Saturday, March 9, 2019

Saturday Seven - March 9th 2019 (Birthday Edition)

Happy Saturday, what have you been up to this week? Today just happens to be my birthday and so this is a special version of Saturday Seven. Let’s take a look back at the last YEAR and see what’s happened? Here is a rundown of highlights for the year. I hope you find them useful in your life! My goal as a person and a writer is to always Pay-It-Forward so please let me know how I can help you. YES YOU!
Enjoy your weekend & this post! Amazing things to come!

·        What am I Reading? –  Over the past year I have been reading a lot of horror. Some of it amazing and some not so much. I’ve been trying to focus on more of the stories with ghost hunters in them as that is a huge part of my latest WIP. I gotta tell ya, I am finding myself in a similar place to when I wrote my first series, Trust Me. There is some awesome horror fiction out there, but nothing seems to be satisfying my fickle appetite. This must be remedied.

Currently reading Surge by Donna Elliot - In a flash, her world changes. And with only the touch of her hand, she kills him…When an X-class solar flare collides with Earth’s atmosphere, high-energy radiation annihilates millions and collapses world-wide power grids. Simultaneously, the electromagnetic storm rushes through the body of sixteen-year-old Mya Bernal, leaving her with “shocking” abilities. Suddenly faced with dwindling food supplies, a hostile town take-over, and the murder of two schoolmates, Mya struggles to control her new powers. But when she and her best friend become a killer’s next intended targets, a slowly-brewing storm explodes. Ideal for fans of the Red Queen, Divergent, or I am Number Four series, Surge is a fast-paced, electrifying adventure of friendship and survival.

·        What am I Listening to? –  This year has been all about self-help, help for myself and my children. I have listened to so many amazing books this year and all seemed to have a different but specific message for me. This is a good thing as I feel armed and educated to take on whatever comes at me in 2019!

·         What Quote am I pondering? –  “You are as young as you feel.” Well I feel 35, not 45 so I am 35, right? That IS how it works? I dunno, age is such a relative and subjective thing. A twenty-year-old thinks I’m old and a sixty-year-old thinks I’m young. So, which is it? My thought is –it all depends on where YOU are in your journey. For me, I feel like things are just beginning. I have learned a lot of lessons and now life is saying – okay your turn to make something happen! Ready, Set, Go!

·         What am I Researching? – Anxiety and Depression, a member of my family is struggling, and I have had my bouts as well. Wanting to learn more about triggers and ways to pull out of a slope when it happens. Seems like I have been researching this for years. I am determined to find an answer.  

·         Yummy Meal of the week –  Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings – the key to the yumminess is the sticky! One of the kids absolute favorites, these are perfect for a Friday night with friends over (kids or adults!)

·         What did I Learn this YEAR? –  “Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.” – Sometimes things happen, and everyone starts freaking out. Is this really the time to lose your cookies? Or is this the time to put on your big boy / girl pants and get it done? Get it done. Shut out the noise and the screaming and just get it done.

·         What am I Watching? – I finally finished The Umbrella Academy – so awesome. Best part of the series is the music. A little predictable but the ride is so worth it. Definitely take the time to watch The Umbrella Academy on Netflix. You will not regret it!
      We watched so many amazing things this year, I will name just a few. Aquarius, Haunting of Hill House, Daredevil, Haunted, Riverdale, Travelers, 9-1-1, Blindspot, The Gifted, The Runaways, and Future Man. Still so many missing that are on the list. Will get there eventually!

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P.S. ~ I am on tour promoting my series Trust Me, (Serenity Lost, Veiled Deception and Jaded Promises)all month so make sure you stop by and say hello. Not only because you are AWESOME but because you could win a $50 Amazon. Check out my Twitter or Facebook for locations.

** Added bonus, all of the Trust Me Series Books are on sale at the Extasy site for $1.99!!

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  1. I can relate to you comment on age Amy. I am in my 60s but inside I still feel like I'm 35. Where a person is in their journey is an interesting point - I thought I'm coming up to the autumn of my life maybe I'll slow down but that didn't happen. Out of the blue I received a publishing contract with eXtasy Books and now I'm moving forward as an author. So in the six decades of my life I've concluded that - life's journey is a series of beginnings.

    1. I couldn't have said it better myself. It's a new chapter, right? Built on all of the previous chapters and experience. So thrilling! I am so excited for you and me!!


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