Tag Archives: Life

Changes:How do we handle them?

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I’m fortunate that there are free websites for me to use for my author’s page. I use WordPress. It gives me enough widgets and space to profile myself and my brand. I do like to change it up a bit with the color, pictures and format of the page.

However, last Friday it was changed for me. I released a post in the early morning. Going back around 11:30 to check on something I saw my page was different. The reason being the theme had been deactivated by the site. Not only that but my side bars went with it.

Yes I went ballistic. I was in the process of wrapping up edits for my book, “Squirrel Mafia”, so I could send it off to my editor. But this stopped me cold. I’ve been working on my social platform for at least three years, maybe four, now and every sites revolves around the other sites I go to. It had to be fixed, pronto. In my mind, there was no other thought. For the next three hours I tried different themes trying to get one I’d be happy with. I posted on FB my displeasure. I reached for a Pepsi as I fussed, complained and talked to the computer about my frustration. What I have now I like to call a WIP. I’m not quite happy with it, though people have told me it looks fine. Maybe it will grow on me.

Change. How do we handle change, whether they be small or big? Does this depend on our age or our environment or perhaps how we were raised? Things that use to bother me in the past rarely is a blimp on my radar now while others will get me stalled for a bit. How we choose to handle each situation varies from each situation and hopefully we learn from each experience as we move along in life.

Yes this was a small bleep for me. It showed me a bit of myself in how I interact with the big and little. But it also showed me that I would keep at it until it was solved or to do the best I can.

I was told by a friend, “Sharon you are grace under fire – I like that about you LOL!” I like that, even if it means having to go through trials to get to this point.

Paper Dominoes

 

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How many of you write page numbers on your MS? I am thinking a good portion of you. I am not one of those people. Why I really do not know. A few days ago I was carrying three MS in my hand each having over 100 pages to them. Can anyone guess where this is going? Yes I bumped into something and they all fell like paper dominoes to the floor. I did not curse nor did I cry. I just looked at the mess I had created on the floor.

Thinking I get some sympathy from someone anyone I looked at my birds. They were laughing as they cluck clucked at me loudly. This did not brighten my mood. It was my own fault as I had not labeled them like I should have. Sitting down I put like to like and went through the process of getting them in order.

At least I had the chapters titled somewhat. What I had written on the top of the title page was “Chapter 1” and so on for each following chapters. It was not much but at least it was something. It took me a small bit to get all three MS put back together like Humpty Dumpty though in my case I was able to do so.

Multitasking sometimes works for me and then on other occasions it does not. Trying to do too much at one time does not always get me where I am trying to go. Case in point 300 pages on my floor as they stared back at me mocking me in the way only paper can do. Lesson learned I will start numbering my sheets. For I don’t see me slowing down in trying to get more than one thing done at the same time. I should it would do my body good but until then will start off with numbering my pages. Another example of how I need to slow down.

 

 

Book Cover Release:Root Canal

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This is the book cover to the short story I am releasing on May 10th. I’m liking it for it suits the contents so well. I am a bit nervous for this is my first time doing this releasing and self publishing for the world to see kind of thing. Hopefully people will get a couple of chuckles out of it when they read it. That was the intent. There will be more coming on the story when it is released