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|I got up at about 10:30 this morning as always. Jim is off today for some reason from his first job. He deserves it. He’s spent the whole day watching TV with my mom in the master bedroom. That made it possible to hit the PS4 for thirty minutes. Then I practiced my transcription skills with some exercise drills. I am improving. lol.
I submitted my first two Thrice Prompted stories. I think my second story is the better of the two.
Tonight is Wednesday night service. Afterwards, we’ll be going to Chick Fillet. I may or may not go though. I may just eat my little pizza instead. lol.
Dan will be taking me to church.
My mom asked me to go to the store for some ice-cream and waffle cones. My mom will make cones and then put them in the freezer. I feel like one right now.
So I’m thinking of taking that offer from that person. It does sound promising. But I may not be able to due to my writing and my transcription preparation.
I found a sight that showed twenty-five online magazines that accept short stories. It sounds promising.
I think if I stay in the field of transcribing, I may get a job at the disability resource center at the College of Southern Nevada at the Charleston campus. However, any kind of desk job is not what I’m looking for. My goal is to be a writer. I hope I am able to find a magazine where I can get paid to submit short stories on a regular basis. Of course I do want to publish my novel. But I’ll need money to get editing and such. That is what the job is for. lol.
It is a little warm outside. I had to unzip my sweater on the way back from the store.
I’ve had that Christian song Waiting Here for You in my head. It’s a very beautiful song. I had my mom and Jim listen to it. They liked it very much.
Chad called me before he went to work. He was going to Carle’s’ Jr. When will he learn?
The ice-cream is almost gone.
Well, Chad is on the phone. Goodbye.
|I haven’t had much to do today. All I’ve done is my laundry. Other than that I go ice-cream and sushi.
Last night at Most Excellent Way went well. It was a moderate gathering. One of the girls there likes me. lol. Her name is Kareena. I don’t know how to spell her name. She is kind of pretty.
The whole study was about the deceitfulness of sin. He used the casinos that have the glitz and glamour advertising easy money. Another facet of the study was about authority. It is used for two things: praise those who obey and punish those who do not. There was a verse that illustrated the idea. Afterwards, Craig took me home.
Jim went to work at about 9:30 this morning. I imagine he’ll be home at about 5.
I’ve been practicing my transcribing skills. I make small mistakes and I glance at the keyboard.
I’ve resolved to look for another online job, one that usurps my creative writing skills. Until I find one, I’m sticking with the transcription job. Like I said, it will look good on a resume.
let’s see…what else?
I chose to forego the games – didn’t feel like it.
After church, the group will be going to Chick Fillet. To my knowledge, there are only two in town. If I do get something, it will be an un-fried chicken sandwich.
Once again, I must go early-Chad is on the phone. Goodbye.
|I was able to do two anniversary reviews today – one a poem and the other a long story. The story was very good. It was given an awardicon. It deserved it. I noticed the time it took to do those reviews was less than usual. I do less and corrections.
Craig just texted me and he won’t be able to bring me to the meeting. So, I shot Bob a text. I may have to call him. lol. He usually does not check his texts. I don’t want to miss the meeting again.
I edited my Thrice Prompted story one time through. I saw some errors that needed fixing. I’ll go over it again tomorrow a few times.
I practiced my typing today for a little under an hour. I’m trying to get that pesky Y key down.
I tried to run the typing program and it did not work. There was a caption that said Checking for Content and it went on forever. There are some free programs that teach typing but I want to buy one. My computer made this weird noise when I put the disk in. I do have an old computer. lol.
I never did get a reply from Electio Publishing. I may have to email them again. If my story is not published by February, I will enquire why I was rejected. I have thought of sending my story to an editor. That may get price however. lol. That is what I want a job for – to pay for such services. I do know my manuscript will get published. But there has to be a balance between my transcription job and my writing life. If this gig goes well, I may invest in a foot pedal. I’ll probably invest in a headset right off the bat. There are other transcription software available too.
Let’s see, what else? My mom bought something for Christmas. It could be a kindle or a tablet - or some fantasy books.
I didn’t hit the PS4 today. I didn’t feel like it. On the other hand, I have thought of playing Raging Blast 2. That may not happen though. lol. I’m ebbing away from games altogether like my bro has. I will never get another console again. My spiritual life, which also is linked to my writing, will take all my time. I need inspiration for my written pieces that will reflect God in a creative way.
Well, that’s it for now. Goodbye.
|I need to go back to devoting time to my writing. In lieu of my transcription preparations, I’ve been neglecting it. I need to read more regularly too. I was able to read for forty-five minutes today. The book I’m enjoying is part mystery and part suspense. It is very well written. Unfortunately, my mom ruined the punchline of the whole book. lol. She doesn’t remember reading it even. The cover was different than copy she read. The one I’m reading has a cover that looks more ominous and spooky. It’s a pic of a dark forest with tall trees. My bro said he read it already. He never told me. Dan could not pick me up for church. He was going to see his own bro do some competition this morning. As for Ricky, he was going to Calvary Chapel Paradise. So I got my mom to take me. After service, when my mom picked me up, we went to the store to pick up some ingredients for a meal and also odds and ends. I got three cans of potato soup.
I did not do my coffee in the morning; I did it when l got home. I put too much creamer in my coffee. It was way too sweet. lol.
I plan to text Ann tonight unless Chad calls. I texted Ricky for a brief time. He was hanging out with some church friends. Like I said it was very brief. The conversation ended with me asking a question. He must have been busy.
There is a get together after the second service at the head pastor’s house. I don’ feel like going.
There is a degree of concentration needed to type correctly. But in the end it will be second nature. It is a tedious process. I must have patience. I still have to get things down.
I have decided to put my transcription job second. I’m going to only to do an hour of typing practice a day. I must refocus on writing. That is my passion. I am only doing the side gig as a reference.
I have about one month left of waiting for Electio Publishing to get back to me. If it does happen, that means I am published. Who knows – it may happen. lol.
I actually did not really have any coffee. I had a few sips but than my heart was hurting so I threw it out. I think it was because of the extra creamer.
I won’t do that again. I’m using a lot less creamer than I used to do. I should be getting my blood drawn soon to check my blood levels. I hope all is well.
Well, that is it for now. Goodbye.
|Today has been good. I was able to do the floors. It took longer than usual because there was furniture against the wall. Hence, there was more area to mop. At least it’s over. lol. I feel very good now. I took the online typing test about three times. It’s a little cumbersome. I found the trick is to not rush myself and go at my normal speed. The test was 30 wpm. I just need more and more practice.
I learned there is a forum so fellow transcribers can chat. This way I can get help and feedback and encouragement. One thing I see is TranscribeMe cares about their employees. I asked if my account would be deleted I need a few more months of typing practice. A kind man named Kyle cordially said I can take it whenever I’m ready. Yes!
So I went to the store for some food. I got a whole chicken, sweet rolls and licorice for my mom and Jim. It seems that’s the only relatively healthy thing I can have.
I spoke with Chad for a while – a good hour or so. His gout is really giving him foot pains. It’s his fault; he chooses to eat unhealthy. He loves burgers. One day he may have to get a foot amputation.
As usual, Chad sent me some links on my phone. One them was a review of the Super Mario Brothers live action movie. The dude who did the review generally liked it. It was released in 1993. It did bomb however in theaters. The writers went in a totally weird direction with the film. They just strayed too far from the game.
Chad found out the libs are desiring to ban candy canes as it can stand for Jesus if put up-side-down. So it is taking less and less time to put words on a document.
I’m very thankful God led me to this TranscribeMe. I sought and found. It looks like I will be declining that training job that lady offered. Combined with my regular writing, typing practice and WDC stuff, it will not be possible.
So I will eventually be getting headphones and a foot pedal along the way. I am quite excited about my new job I will be starting. I do enjoy typing. After I can type well, I will do the online speed tests. Then I will begin to study for the first exam. I don’t want to over study though. I must be balanced.
Ricky got back to me. He is not going to Lone Mountain Tomorrow.
Well that is it for now. Goodbye.
|Today has been good. I wrote for about an hour and finished my Thrice Prompted story. Now I will wait a while and then I’ll edit it.
I texted Ann briefly. She was going to her bartending job. She was on her way to her bartending job at the T-Mobile Arena. I asked if she posted any of her model shots on YouTube. But she can’t do that without permission from her agent. It was nice to chat for however short it was. lol. I’ll hit her up tomorrow. I’m trying to get a better relationship with her. She’s super busy.
I am still trying to get better with my typing. I type slow but accurately. I intend to buy a typing program. One I saw claimed to double my typing speed. It will just take practice. I’ll get better little by little. I do need to improve.
It rained pretty hard this morning. The tip of the veranda is swollen from the torrential downpour. I love the rain though just as long as I am not getting wet. lol.
I hit the PS3 for a little over thirty minutes. I had fun.
Let’s see, what else? The battery in the garage door opener panel died. And we just replaced it less than a month ago.
I got my pills came in. One of them was my anti psychotic. The prescription was filled very quickly. It usually takes three days or more to get processed. I got some ice-cream for my mom. I’d have some but Jim would be against it because my next blood screening is close. I don’t think it will make that much of a difference as he thinks it will take.
I type very slowly. lol. I intend for Tobber to review my story – after I go over it myself.
So rather than studying the material of TranscribeMe, I need to type faster. I don’t know how long that will take. lol. Well that is it for now. Goodbye.
|Today has been good. I forget what time I got up. I’ve been writing for about an hour. I wrote a lot and it looks really good too. I proofread and I did spot some errors. But they were few. It’s nearly 3k words long and I’m at the end of it.
Pastor Ken taught last night. It was good. Afterwards, we all went to a pizzeria called Grand Pizza. I ordered a 14 inch pizza. It was bigger than I thought it would be. I had a total of three slices. I brought half of it home. lol.
I texted Ann briefly. It was more of a hi and by thing. She never wants to converse. I try so hard to be friends but she is so short with me. Why do I try?
I shot a hello to Gio. I can usually coax a conversation out of him. I was playing DBZ at the time though. lol. I played for about thirty minutes. I had fun. I am improving.
What else? I did laundry today. I pretty much washed all my clothes. Next I have to do the white towels I’ve accumulated.
Jim is doing a short shift at Albertson’s. He gets off at 6 P.M.
Chad may call soon. I think he works today. If so I think he’ll get off at 11 P.M.
Somebody gave me a like for my blog entry yesterday.
I can’t think of anything else to write. Pretty mundane day. lol.
Well that’s it for me. Goodbye.
|The highlight of my day was getting my blood done, getting my fillings filled and then going to the store. I did manage to get up early at like 5 A.M. I had a bowl of cereal – then I went back to sleep. lol. I got back at about 10 and listened to some music. The first thing my mom and did was to get my blood done.
After that it was to the dentist office. I was supposed to get three done but the dentist found one more that did not show up in the X-rays. So that was an extra $75. One cavity was a little deep. Hopefully it will not turn into a root canal.
Following that we went to Trader Joe’s. The main thing we got was cereal, and then we got stuff for turkey for turkey sandwiches from the leftover Christmas/Thanksgiving bird.
Chad called me earlier but I but I left my phone at home. lol. I don’t feel like talking right now anyway. He might have calling from work.
I’m forcing myself to type correctly. It’s a little cumbersome. But I’m barely using the automatic spell checker. I want to use a typing program to get faster. One program said it could double my speed.
Well, I want to take a nap before my ride picks me up. Goodbye.
|Today has been good. I got up super late unfortunately. I just need to learn to just get up and do it. But I flake out at the last second. lol. My mom and I went to store for some things. I got a few things with my food card – mainly cereal and guacamole. My mom got help from one of the employees on how to do the phone scanning function. We got four boxes of cereal with the phone discount. lol.
I texted Ann briefly last night. She told me she is a model and she is in movies. I was blown away! But for some reason she did not want to discuss it. I shot a text to Ann when I was waiting to get my blood drawn. I don’t think she’ll get back to me but I’m sure she’ll be happy for the gesture.
I just spent an hour with Michael on the phone. As usual we talked about Jesus and the Bible. He was on his lunch break at work. One of the things we discussed was the Shroud of Turin. He said he watched a documentary that proved it. I told him what my pastor said about it who spoke of it, saying it was not authentic. Michael does not think there are any good churches out there so he doesn’t attend any. He cited a Casting Crowns song pointing out how modern day Christians are not using everything God has given us to minister to the poor and unsaved. I agree with him 100%. I did not tell him, but I believe there will be a great revival at the end of days; those days may be upon us.
Jim got home at about 4:30. He’s chilling in front of the TV.
The end of Netflix is coming; my bro and sister-in-law will not renew their accounts. My mom and I will be able to see the next part of Tales of Arcadia. But we’ll be missing the last segment though. )= Or we may get our own accounts. I may have to pay out of pocket myself. I’ll miss watching Dragons.
So I’m still working on my typing. It’s still a bit awkward. I’ll get used to it after a while. It is fun though.
I wonder if transcribing is in the realm of copy writing.
I wrote for a long time today. My story is coming out nicely. I’m almost ready to insert my ending sequence. I think I have roughly 2,500 words down so far. I plan to have Tobber review it. I will see if my composition has improved or not since I began typing right.
Well, that’s it for now. I’m off to do a writing speed test. Goodbye. I wrote a lot compared to how long it usually takes me to write so much. Until tomorrow.