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Haunted Until the Very End

There’s this little band in Ohio with a lot of heart and soul named Third Class.

They have created a few of my favorite songs. “Hardwood Sky” wrecks me every single time.

If you have a moment and feel like listening to some small town singers/songwriters, take a moment to listen to them.

And if you like them, share their music with others, support them in making finishing their new album, and follow them on the interwebs.

Disclaimer: Third Class has not asked me to promote them and I probably won’t even tell them I wrote this post unless they stumble across my blog. I do know the band members personally and while I would support them anyway, I genuinely love their music and it’s brought me a lot of joy over the years. And many of their songs have helped keep me writing.

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Christmas comes early

One of my besties sent me a Christmas present that came early. I was so excited to get this. About a year and a half ago I started doing my own nails. I have a lot of colors and stamping plates and am constantly looking to grow my collection. I’ve seen the advent calendar pieces before, but never shelled out the money. But she sweetly bought this year’s for me as soon as it came back in stock. ❤❤❤

Now I need to decide if I’m going to advent it or tear it open now because I’m an impatient child!

I did just do my nails yesterday, so I’m in no real hurry. They really match these days because I get too excited and indecisive about all of the products I have (and it’s not even a lot, just a lot for me since I only do my own nails lol)

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New Scene. New Smut. *facepalm*

So sometimes I write scenes instead of chapters. Then I piece them together. This stems from my preference to write the eventful moments and my struggle to write the in between parts.

So I wrote a new scene last night that picks up from my Main Character trying to confide in her Love Interest, but struggling because communication has always been hindered in her past. It devolved into pure smut.

Sometimes I’m not sure what type of writer I want to be. I have decided to keep writing the smutty side of the romances. When I’m ready to start sharing this WIP, I’ll post the chapters here, but the smutty extended scenes will move to Patreon.

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Hung up on the name

So in my Writing Thoughts post, I mentioned my newer WIP… And even though it’s nowhere near complete, I find myself unable to name it… and it weirdly impedes progress sometimes. Is that just a dumb procrastinator thing? Do others get this way about the title?

Ugh. so frustrated. Feeling creatively blocked.

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Writing Thoughts

So I’ve posted the first 3 chapters of In the Dark… a work in progress that’s been written a million times. I genuinely don’t know where I want to go with it and it’s I haven’t looked at it in so long that I may or may not remember if those coincide with the other 12 chapters currently done lol. I did a lot of rewrites to the beginning, so you may or may not see more chapters for a bit. Especially since all of my energy has gone into a new piece about a woman doing website design/tech work for a marketing firm that gets mixed up with a crime organization. I have 14 chapters, but I’m not sure how I want to share them. The dream is to get published, but this might be something I publish on my own. We’ll see.

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Spider-Man on PS5…

… is glorious.

I didn’t play this game on PS4 when it first came out. So I decided it’s now or never because I’m dying to play Miles Morales. It’s a whole lot of fun. It reminds me of Ultimate Spider-Man from my 360 days.

Insomniac truly did Spider-Man justice in this game and my whole heart is warm and soft. Lol

Webswinging through New York is a lot of fun. I love side missions, so stopping random crimes in progress is a blast so far.

I got the Advanced aka White Spider suit and called it quits for the night, but I truly cannot wait to delve into it some more over the weekend. Think I can beat this AND Miles during my 4 day weekend? Wish me luck!

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The Behemoth Hath Arrived

It is MASSIVE. But I LOVE IT.

The configuration was easier than the Series X, I didn’t need to use an app. With that said, I can’t really say I love one more than the other. They’re both awesome machines. XBox tends to be my multiplayer machine, while Playstation is more my in depth solo machine. I very much look forward to playing Miles and FF7 Remake. I might even get back into Days Gone.

This is just an incredible generation of gaming systems. I’m still obsessed with the Switch, now I have these two. I feel whole. ❤💚💙

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Series X is home

I got my Xbox Series X yesterday and I kind of LOVE IT.

It is gigantic, but it’s fast and quiet. I’m under the weather and too tired to play, but I’ve been watching my husband play Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and it’s been pretty amazing to witness. The scenery is spectacular. My favorite parts are the synchronization points where you go to the top of a location and scan the horizon. Absolutely impressive.

Now, I actually don’t love 4k because some things look odd to me. So I’m not sure if it’s the 4k or the game, but there are some sequences that look blurry. It was giving me Michael Bay Transformers flashbacks – so blurry I can’t fully comprehend what’s happening.

Unfortunately, there’s no exclusive new game designed specifically for this machine (like Playstation has Miles and Demon’s Souls), but I’m very excited to revisit some favorites like Borderlands and Gears of War. Maybe I’ll actually finish Red Dead Redemption!

So if you were able to snag the Series X, let me know your thoughts.