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Elsewhere Revisited

For a while now, as you may know, I’ve been contemplating moving this blog to either my own personal site or a more active blogging site like WordPress or Blogger. Well the decision has been made that I will blog from my own personal site, though blogging there won’t be a reality yet and I’m not even sure when it will be.

I do know that I will be using a WordPress script once I find a theme I’m happy with and luckily WordPress allows for importing everything from here and commenting from a variety of sites so you can all (if there’s even an all in that word) still follow my blog if you wish to. Also, while I might not comment much here, I will still mirror my blog here at least for a while.

Anyway, without further ado, here is a link to my website, which of course isn’t really functional and is only a splash page at the moment, but offers a variety of buttons to the many places you can find me online at the moment. Follow me somewhere. I’ll follow back, promise!


*Clicking the image above will take you to the site*

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I call her “Candi”

Remember last week when I was all “Woe Is Me” blah, blah, blah? Well, I wouldn’t say I’m completely in a better place, but some of my complaints have been resolved which already makes this week better than last.

Since the number one issue was regarding concerts and that complaint will never be resolved we’ll just skip it altogether and start with my number two complaint: The dying machine known as my old truck. “Old” now because….

I Got a New One! *SQUEE*

It’s a 2009 Ford Escape and the color is called Sangria, but it looks more like a shimmery candy apple in person so I’ve named her “Candi.” I have to admit for as troubled as I was over having to get a new vehicle at all and how stressed having an additional car payment will make me, I’m rather in-love with her. I can’t believe she’s actually mine, all shiny and new and perfect!

Speaking of… Candi (though this time a character with this name from Candi Comics by Starlight X Hodge) sort of helped me read again. Maybe not entirely, but I did read the entire webcomic last week from start to current (years’ worth of art and fun) alongside two other real books. I had started reading Bloodborn (Other, Book 2) by Karen Kincy a while ago and was finally able to finish that. Then I started and finished reading After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven Wedel. My thoughts on both of these books can be read on my Goodreads page. I’m currently reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. So I guess my “I don’t read anymore” mentality is over. YAY!

And lastly, writing… the thought that never leaves my brain. I’m not saying I’ve suddenly produced something magnificent (because I definitely haven’t), but I have realized something that was brought to my attention last year by a friend and I pretended couldn’t be true. If this year has proven anything, it’s that they were right. I am a seasonal writer. Meaning, I might produce something here and there during summer or spring, but I get the writing bug in fall and winter and this is when I’m most apt to complete something of value. Shoot, just even writing blogs is easier during these months. I have no idea why, so don’t bother asking, but after some evaluation of the facts, I’m pretty positive this is the case. So with that being said, I’m giving a lot of thought to NanoWrimo this year. I’ve never participated before, but maybe it’d be the perfect thing for me to officially launch myself back into writing for the season I write the best in. I have plenty of potential story ideas to use… now just to pick which one feels like I might be able to pump out 50K words for it in 30 days…. Hmmmm.

Until Next Time – Sarah

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Elsewhere

My lack of activity overall this year on LJ has been pretty pathetic (with the exception of the last 2 weeks oddly enough) and while part of that reason is just a general meh feeling in regards to blogging as a whole, another part of that reason is because I’ve been expressing myself elsewhere in shorter/different formats. For some reason I thought I had mentioned these things before, but apparently I hadn’t.

Sometime last year, I had created a Twitter account, though I rarely used it. In fact, I forgot about it a lot to be honest. But that’s changed. While you can’t necessarily find me on Twitter every day, you can find me there more frequently than LJ. Feel free to follow me and I’ll follow back! :)

In addition to Twitter, I now have a Tumblr. I’d been stalking Tumblr for a few months before I finally broke and created one and while mine is still fairly new, I’m really enjoying this form of sharing. It also forces me to use my Twitter account more regularly so WIN there! Like Twitter, feel free to follow me on Tumblr. I will gladly follow you back!

Lastly, and the most likely place to find me, is Facebook. While I am greatly displeased with the latest changes on Facebook, I am adjusting and still sticking around. I believe most of my account is private so you’d definitely have to “add” me in order to connect with me, but as long as you mention who you are and how you know me in your request, I will approve. :)

I should also mention the possibility of my own site for blogging purposes coming soon. I’m still not sure whether I’ll buy my own site or just use wordpress (as I’m familiar with wordpress already and it’s gaining quite the popularity these days), but I do know that something will be created in the near future to mirror this blog. LJ, sadly, has so many issues it seems and as a result many of the people I kept up with here have abandoned ship. I’m not saying I’ll totally be doing the same, I’ll just also be available to be heard in a different (and sometimes more reliable) place as well for those that have lost interest in LJ altogether.

Peace – Sarah

Those links again, in case you missed them above:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/swhisted
Tumblr: http://swhisted.tumblr.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sarahwhisted

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