Overwhelmed Amidst the HoarFrost


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It’s early for me. Around nine in the morning. I usually try to get something done before I sit at my computer or nothing else will get accomplished. Procrastinate I will, simply because of my distress. I could work it off manually, or write. I chose to write.

I began writing articles this year hoping to make some cash. However, it is taking up a lot of my time, and there are so many marketing scams out there. One has to be so careful not to get caught up in it all. I guess if I was younger and had my life in order, I could go for it. This is not to say, I’m not, but it is taking away from my first love. That of writing fiction, and poetry prose. Yesterday, I worked quite a good stretch of time on an article. Another one on bedbugs. When I checked it out later, I found out that I have to do the HTML on the article. Otherwise, it looks all crammed together. That was my first disappointment. This will take more of my time. The second is that I’m getting all this mail to send e-mails to friends and relatives so they get caught up in the scam. I don’t want to do that at all. Why would I want to force things on anybody else.

Writing for me is just pure joy. I thought I could make some money at it, but if I have to bargain to boost my articles, forget it. So you may see why I am a bit down today. I have to make a choice. Yes, I could use the money to help pay my debts, but….!

My kids are off to school, and I have been open to getting a couple more foster children. I have a huge house to pay for and I’m not getting any younger. I’m close to retirement, but I will not be able to retire like most do. I suffered a divorce late in life. Forty-two years into my marriage. I am much happier, and like the saying goes, “I’m single as a dollar, and not looking for any change,” but at the same time I have chosen to go into debt to buy my house and land from my ex-husband. That in itself is a major twist in life, especially at my age.

Now I could just write what I really want to write, or continue trying to make money. I am writing for suite 101. That job isn’t so bad. I can write on anything, and chose when to write, which I think I will stick with, although there isn’t much money involved. Mere pennies at the moment. I would have to have outstanding articles, and with outstanding word tags to go anywhere. Since it is a learning process for me, I think I will just stick to that one. Although, the other teaches a bit more, I could keep up for awhile until I know the tricks of the trade.

See what I mean about the feeling of being overwhelmed with these decisions. And if that was all I had to be concerned about, that would be a piece of cake. Anyhow, I think I better take some photos, and hopefully share some with you. It is so beautiful looking outdoors right now.

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I am a mother, retired foster mother, grandmother, and last, but not least, an author. I have self-published a children's book of rhymes, titled, A Rhyme In Time for ages five and up. I also wrote articles for Suite101, and had some short stories published in a local paper. At present, I am in a new phase in life once again. I hope to spend more time reading accompanied by Goodreads, write daily on my blog, and read other people's works of art. I also love photography and want to share some of my part of the world, along with travelling experiences.

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10 comments on “Overwhelmed Amidst the HoarFrost
  1. sheila little says:

    This world of Wonder is a treasure for the senses.Its magical and walking amidst such beauty makes you glad to be alive. For me anyway.Great pics. Thank you. Sheila little

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  2. Thanks Sheila. I am so happy to have you. I wish you were here. I will be posting several pics that I find fascinating and doing some writing that may not be quite so fascinating: however, do subscribe and it will go straight to your e-mail/ no costs involved, or I would never ask. Thanks so much, my good friend. You are my star!

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  3. Fran says:

    Beatrice, the pictures are beautiful and I agree with Sheila, that such beauty makes a person glad to be alive.

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  4. Dan Jurak says:

    Hi Beatrice, I left you a message regarding your pics in your email.

    Dan

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  5. Oh, these pictures are so lovely! So serene. The way snow should look. We, on the other hand, just got 19″ of snow in the urban area where I live and it SUCKS. See some pics of urban snowscapes, if you want, on my blog. My pics aren’t nearly as perfect as yours, some turned out a little dark (I took them at dawn) so you may have to click on them to enlarge in order to see details. http://juleecm1.wordpress.com/

    It sounds like you are doing what you love with your life right now, and I think that’s admirable. If you are buying the land that you photographed, I can understand why. It’s truly beautiful.

    I took a writing class late last year (it picks up again in a few weeks) and my teacher has written for a lot of online sites. Here are a few (from her blog) that you might want to check out, because I know for sure they are legitimate: failbetter.com, guernicamag.com, wigleaf.com, newsouth.com (see “Submit work” tab), onepage stories.com, and smokelong.com. There are a couple others both she and one of my classmates, who is in publishing, mentioned, but I can’t find where I wrote the information down, duh! When I find them, I’ll send those names to you, too. I’ll also ask my teacher about poetry, as she writes poetry, too, and perhaps she’s got some sites for that as well.

    I really want you to succeed! It seems like you are doing good things with your life and I hope you can continue to find ways to support yourself that support your soul, too. I think you’re so clearly on the right track. Just keep on keeping on, as someone once said!

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  6. Shannon says:

    The pictures are awesome mom…It was like that here too…soo pretty.

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