“28 Reasons”

I was complimented on my “28 Reasons” board that I made in January and presented in February to my fiance, Hector Rivera.  Therefore, I wanted to talk briefly about what inspired the board.

When I’m home, not working on writing or reading, I like to do crafts.  I do miss going to art class and learning new techniques.  In elementary and junior high, I have Mrs. Mesa to thank for teaching me awesome art lessons and in high school, Mrs. Canosa.  So, thank you guys for being art teachers and sticking to the craft.

I decided to write my fiance 28 reasons why I love him and put them into tiny envelopes (and yes, I also saw a video on how to make those as well and it was quite easy!).  When he’d come home from work, he would open up an envelope and read the specific reason and place it back into the envelope.  Eventually, a project will be done with those reasons 😉

It was a fun, little project and I recommend everyone to do it, whether you’re writing reasons to stuff into tiny, cute envelopes or taping those reasons to the door.  You can make them for any family member or someone you love (friend or significant other) and I believe it’s a unique type of gift, because it’s more personal. ❤



Authors are Marching in…



It’s been awhile, I know.  But in all fairness, I have been working on some extra content for you to read.  I promise. 🙂

For the month of March, I am featuring all sorts of really cool authors!  Who knows where your next read will come from, right?

Throughout the weeks I will be featuring them and sharing their links and info so you can get to know them better.  See, isn’t networking fun?

If you ever want to be a part of the parade of authors, or if you just want to share your work, let me know, I don’t mind introducing you. 😉

Well, that’s it, for now…but don’t forget to stay awhile, leave a comment and share.


Thank you, Ladies of Horror!


There are a lot of women horror writers that are not known to us, and I hope I’ve served a nice variety of authors to check out.  I, myself am excited to have gotten to know these women through the Q&A.  I already have their books tabbed for reading throughout the year.  🙂

I want to personally thank all the ladies that participated in the Women of Horror Q&A and I hope to network with you throughout the year.  A lot of you have inspired me to keep with my writing in the horror genre and that is exactly what I tend to do.

Women, continue to write and scare us with your creativity!

Thank you for being  brilliant, beautiful and gruesome, all in the same mix. 😉


The Unfortunate Circumstance and a Future Blessing


So, I actually had people message me yesterday in regards to the haiku I posted yesterday.  And yes, the haiku is referring to my personal loss last year.  Not many know this, but I suffered from two miscarriages. 

The emotions that came with this loss were of confusion, sadness, anger and guilt.  I felt I was responsible for losing my blessings, even though people around me, including the doctor, had said I had nothing to do with it.  It’s hard to believe you aren’t at fault, when you are the one carrying your blessing and you lose it.  I was thinking about what I had done wrong or didn’t do right.  It was just something I had no control over.

I felt angry because I had really wanted to start a family and while now I understand why it had to happen, back then it was hard to believe in the why it did.  This unfortunate incident has changed me, but for the better.  As much as I’ve cried about my loss, I also learned something about it.  The main point being that I am still alive and can conceive later on in life.  I did discover that due to a certain medical condition I have, was the real reason for my miscarriages.  Now, I know what I have to do to heal my body and prepare it for the future blessing(s) I will carry.

Another blessing through all of this was support from my family and of course, my fiance, Hector.  Without them, I would have definitely stayed in a very bad state of mind.  They helped me get through this really rough patch.  And while I had to get through it, I made it and doing very well now.  I also want to thank the friends that reached out to me and spoke comforting words.  It meant a lot to me that, while unfortunately you went through the same ordeal, you also inspired hopefulness. 


What’s an Organized Mess?


Well, me! (Lol)

I’m organized when I need to be and when I need to be is when it comes to work, writing and school.  These three, for me, are the most important things.

When it comes to school, I like to work on the assignments in advance, if possible.  Especially, when there’s a research paper, or two, involved.  I don’t like handing assignments in at the last minute, procrastinating or working in small groups.  If I’m taking online courses then the last statement applies.  If I’m on-campus, then I’m good, but I like to push the team to work on their end before the deadline.  I don’t like my grade being depended upon others in the group because I work extremely hard.  Another reason why I prefer online courses to on-campus courses.  I’m much more disciplined online than in class, especially when the class is three hours long!  I actually will not go on any social media because my full focus is being online and attending class.  I happen to love going to school and writing research papers, I  just wish it was cheaper.

When it comes to work, I like to make sure that I’m constantly busy.  If I’m working in an office, I like to make sure my piles of paperwork are organized for not only myself, but someone passing by my desk.  Post-Its are my best friends, Lol.  I like to document when something gets done, which is why I prefer to contact clients or other employees by email.  It leaves a paper trail and is proof of contact.  I do manage to make follow-up phone calls and I document that as well.  Like I said before, I am very organized with my work, that if you ask me a question about it, I can give you an honest, straight-up answer on its progression.  Retail, on the other hand, is harder to keep the organization because people are not so courteous and sometimes employees are very lazy.  I know how hard employees work to keep the store organized and clean, so I make sure to do my part to keep it maintained.  If I have to put something back, I will walk all the way back to where I found it.  It’s just common courtesy, but like common sense, neither one is that common, unfortunately.

Last, but certainly not least, Writing!  Writing is where my OCD kicks in the highest because I have so many projects in the works.  I have separate notebooks for each genre and each title that I write.  Well, it starts off that way, with separate notebooks, then I just type straight onto the computer.  I will write it in its assigned notebook in case I have to travel, I can bring it along.  And not miss a beat.  A funny thing I should add, is this, I don’t like when water touches the page.  I freak out (a little only, Lol) because when water touches paper, it wrinkles and I don’t like it.  I find it hilarious but no matter what, I can’t handle it. (Lol)

Question:  In what aspect of your life is organized?