Attitude… Cockroaches… and life as I know it at the moment.

Light Shows & Unwanted Dinner Guests

It is the Brisbane festival at the moment – which leads up to the big fireworks and light show on the Brisbane River known to many Brisbane-ites as “River Fire”. Tonight after I got done writing and after Johan finished studying we walked to South Bank and got some yummy sandwiches at “Grilld” and then we walked to the river and sat down on the edge of the river. It was beautiful. The city scape reflecting their lights onto the water reflecting bright reds, blues, and pinks. Music played in the speakers as Johan and I enjoyed our meal.

I reached to grab a french fry (by the way they have some of the most yummy fries made with sea salt and rosemary!) but, yes I picked up my french fry and dipped it in the sauce when all of a sudden next to my pinkie finger there was a visitor on the spot next to my sauce. As soon as I saw the cockroach I started freaking out. It scuttled on my lap and then off and over the ledge. I stood up and started doing a freaking out touched a bug dance! What a close encounter with a disgusting existence!

What a close encounter with a disgusting existence!

So that was my scary experience today. But then when we got back to my apartment – I went to use the bathroom and when I came back Johan told me there was a cockroach in my apartment. I sorta freaked out again… it’s just a gross feeling that there might be a nasty presence in my apartment… maybe I should name him… until I find him… AND THEN… I WILL KILL HIM!!!!!


Just lately I have realized that I hate it when certain people have bad attitudes. They are so negative and speak as though everything is about them. What do you do when people act this way? I see things like this on facebook all the time – I am so close to commenting, but I always stop before posting because I don’t want to be seen as the rude person who caused me to want to post by others!

Getting some words written! :)

Getting Some Words Written

For the past few days my boyfriend and I have been accountable with each other him with his studies and me with my writing. I am so thankful I have someone to kick me in the behind when I need it. I am so excited about this story! I told you all before that I would tell you all the name of the book. How about the next post? In order for me to release the name, I need everyone to comment below answering a question inspired from the links below. Then also make sure to post on the links and follow the blogs.

I have been working on a blog with a few other writers a lot lately too. Check out an amazing post on sitting yourself in the chair to write, Synopsis writing tips that work, and also why you shouldn’t give up on writing that novel of yours. 

  1. If you are a writer how do you get yourself to sit in the chair and write?
  2. Do you have any Synopsis writing tips that you like to use?
  3. What are a few things that cause you to procrastinate finishing what you are working on?

Little Blue Monkey in a Brown Monkey’s world -Little planet drifting through the universe; lost

Today hit me hard… “I felt like a little planet just drifting through the huge universe; lost.” I now know what Ted Dekker was saying about not fitting in, in the world. Also about, when you are writing a piece that you really have a STRONG connection with and you feel like others don’t have that strong of a connection with it. It also makes me think of what the Bible says on this topic:
“I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by[d] the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” -John 17:14-18

It’s just some days I feel like no one understands me, almost like I really am this “little blue monkey”, that was one amazing thing about the Ragged Edge Writer’s conference. Everyone there was pretty much the same, everyone thought deeply and felt deeply. I wish more people in the world were like that.

I wrote today and figured some more stuff out with my fiction piece. I will share some stuff soon. I was editing the Book Reading videos and they should be up and running soon.

I really miss my boyfriend and really just wish I could have a hug.

Devin <3

Check out my book reading… I read my excerpt… the first one is from the book “New Branch of the Journey”… If you enjoy it, and would like a copy of the book, let me know. It’s available for $25. :)

Do you feel deeply ?