Tabitha Edson

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Thanksgiving (A few days late) and Other News

So this past week was Thanksgiving. I celebrated it with my husband and family and it was all very simple. You see the week before was our wedding and it might have been small with just family and a few very close friends that are also family, but there were plenty of things that went into making the wedding into a wedding. It was the best day of my life and because of that I slacked off on writing. What can I say? There was a lot of prep work and shopping that needed to be done and as much as my characters yelled about being left alone, I wanted my wedding to be perfect and it was. With the help of my mommy in law and father in law, everything happened like it should have.

So Thanksgiving was simple after following that occasion. And the two things I was grateful for was my new husband and my family.

Then came the night and we wanted to cook steaks that we didn’t have in the freezer. It might have been Thanksgiving but Wal-Mart wasn’t closed and we needed dish soap as well. We climbed into the car and drove over. The parking lot was packed. Black Friday was happening at 8pm and 10pm. Last time I checked that was still considered Thursday. We fought our way to get our dish soap and steaks. (Yes, the cashier gave us funny looks.) Then Target was going to open and they had cast iron skillets. (Not on sale.) Off we went to stand in a rather fast moving line to buy something not on sale. Granted it took like an hour to check out, but we had our tools to make dinner.

Black Friday or what I like to call Really People it’s STILL Thanksgiving and Therefore Thursday was a new experience. We were lucky that we weren’t pushed and shoved but maybe holding a cast iron skillet might have been a warning. LOL.

Then we went and bought our Christmas tree that we had fun decorating.

Needless to say, I have been one busy woman and haven’t had much of a chance to sit down and breath let alone write, but I have gotten some written on one of my many projects. However, this year I have failed to complete NaNoWriMo. There just wasn’t enough time in the month. A funeral, a wedding, Thanksgiving. Each of them taking time and energy. Each of them creating a new memory. But somehow in between all of these things, I was able to build my short story and poetry collection. I looked over it today and added one last poem and I think that it is ready to be submitted to Amazon for the Kindle. I even created my own cover.

The title of my work is called “Encountering the Mind.” It’s perfect because the works don’t follow any particular pattern just like the mind doesn’t follow any one idea. I will post a link when it goes live. I want to do another read through just in case I missed something.

To the next time I write and to the coming Holidays and Christmas (another big holiday where I volunteered to cook).Image

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Changes

There are events that can change your life. I recently went through one of those. I lost my grandmother that I barely knew. I traveled to the funeral and I did everything that was required. It puts various aspects of your life into perspective. It makes you think about what is important to you and to your life. I know this because I was doing a lot of thinking and reflecting.

I have been slacking in the writing department with so many life things going on and I know that I really want to write. I want to publish. I want people to read my words and have those words invoke emotion. Any kind of emotion will mean that I was able to do a job. Even if it is negative, I will have created that. Mind you all that I want you to love what I write, but I understand if that’s not the case.

Something else that is a major change is that I’m getting married in less than 2 weeks. It’s a bit of a madhouse around here but I’m enjoying every second of it. Once the knot is tied, I’ll really be working on my various projects.

Finally, so that I can return to my novel, there was a picture at my grandmother’s that didn’t have a home. We have no idea who the man is or where he came from, but I brought him home. Now I get to create a life for this man. Name and profession. That sort of thing. Here he is. 

Things

Yesterday was Halloween. One of my favorite holidays. I love dressing up and of course eating candy. This year I went to a party as an old timey witch. It was great, but due to personal issues I wasn’t in the same hoilday mood as I usually am. So instead of breaking out my intense collection of horror films, I ended up reading. I lost my grandmother recently and couldn’t get past that to really enjoy the day. So instead, I thought about those that have passed. Isn’t that the reason for Halloween. The dead are to be remembered? or something like that? So that’s what I did.

Onto other thoughts. I have a few more short stories to complete and then I’ll be done with my collection. Then I can work on formatting and thinking about where I want to place everything. I will also have to figure out a cover. I think it should be something simple and pretty. I should be able to pull it off somehow.

This is also the first day of NaNoWriMo (www.nanowrimo.org). This will be my 6th year doing it and I have a great story idea as well. Vampires are involved. It will be the second time that I have written about these supernatural creatures. “Dark Encounters” is what I decided to call it. The short story that started all of this will be in my collection of shorts and poems. I’m excited about this project.

My other novel is still being revised and I will be working on duel projects from now on to keep my brain from going too crazy.

So I will wish you all a good day and weekend. I’ll be saying goodbye to my grandmother and thinking about things. I will also be working on my laptop throughout the night.

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