Currently Reading: Rewarded myself after finishing up Ch 2 edits with Ashley Ladd's Liquid Heat and Submissive Desires. Loved Desires! I'm calling it a Recommended Read:) Also read Elyssa Edwards' Lover's Stone, another Recommended Read! Next up is Soul's Stone.
In my Arbor U series, the characters are in college, studying for their chosen professions:
Elicia wants to be an administrative assistant.
Amy, a psychologist.
Keri's goal is to be the first ever female member of an Indy Racing pit crew, or even Crew Chief.
Gretchen's dream is to travel, and eventually work with the elderly as a Social Worker.
Caitlyn wants to be a third grade teacher.
Stephanie dreams of coaching sports at her old high school.
Susan also wants to be a teacher, though she's not sure of what grade to teach.
Lynn's major is Business Administration, though she's enjoying being a member of the Cheer squad and entering the Miss Arbor U pageant.
Tara wants to become a chemical engineer.
Donna wants to work for a major newspaper one day.
A yet-to-be-named character dreams of becoming a nurse or doctor.
Kathryn wants to open her own daycare for the six and under set.
Cassandra wants to become an accountant.
These stories have been in my head for over ten years. I've written most, or at least part of the last six stories, all but the nurse/doctor one.
I also have some other yet-to-be-finished stories:
Erica owns her own convenience store.
Randi works for a corporation in her home office.
Tori is a DJ who was on a reality TV show.
Misty writes for a local, tri-county business newspaper.
Katherine was recently widowed, and is in the process of healing her grieving family.
And the ones written in the past two years?
Angela is co-owner of a trendy boutique and designes jewelry.
Emma manages a riding stable.
Courtney is a chef in a country club.
Amber owns her own cafe.
Cara is assistant manager of a private charity club.
Tammy designs and sells handicrafts from her home.
So what's the point of all this? My character Thalia needs a job/career. She lives in a small town with her four-year-old daughter, and has been divorced for two years. Her parents live thirty miles away, so she obviously needs a job/career that pays well enough to support daycare for her daughter. Any suggestions? I've discovered I keep recycling careers and would like something fresh. But not too 'out there'.
Customer service? Landscaper? Architect?
Is this crazy or what? It's supposed to be warmer in Denver, Colorado, then Tampa, Florida today! The east coast gets hit with a snowstorm; Texas is in the 90's; we're actually going to be above freezing today at 42. Just wish that wind would settle down! We hit 31 yesterday, but with the wind whipping around, it felt like 20 or below. So depending on where you were the past two days, March either came in like a lion, a sleepy lamb, or for us, a lamb throwing a temper tantrum.
Gas prices shot up last week from $1.79 to $1.99...but have now dropped an entire penny. We didn't get any snow. I've not been out of the house yet; if it drops some more, I'll report it tomorrow.
Today's To-Do List:
-Walking from 10-11:30
-Take S to the dr...the kid woke up with a sore throat yesterday and now has white spots on her tonsils.
-Take D to the eye dr for his surgery
-Edit Ch 3
-Laptop Society Meeting tonight.
Have a great day and check in with Kelly; she's got good news, if you didn't see it yesterday!