Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Package Of Love Finally Arrived

A Package Of Love Finally Arrived 

Writing through the soul also meaning reading through the soul.  I have been anxiously waiting for a package to arrive at my home.  I had ordered some books from one of my favorite authors.  I have wanted these books for years.  I had finally saved the money to order them.  Yesterday, a package full of love finally arrived.

What was in the Package Full of Love?

You may be wondering,  what was in the package full of love that finally arrived?  What could be so special?  Well, the package that I had been waiting for was three books that I had ordered.  These books were written by one of my favorite authors.  I have been waiting for these books for a very long time, and I was very happy when they finally arrived at my home.

I am a book lover.  I made a promise to myself that I would do a lot more reading over the next few months,  I have wanted these for books for a very long time.  Finally, having them in my hands brought me great joy.  I can not wait to start reading. Actually, I have already started reading one of them.

Many of you may know the author of these books.  She is a well-known blogger.  She is an Earth Angel.  Reading her work over the years has changed my life forever.  I am talking about Gloria Faye Bates.

I have gotten all three of her books.

Camie's Angel

When She's Good...She's Good

I Cry For Tommy

 I order them from Amazon.

They got here rather quickly, and I can not wait to start reading them. Now you know that I finally got a package full of love and why I wanted it so badly.  Thank-you for reading.  Please check out Gloria Faye Bate's Website Colors In my Life........ 

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Love to Read Books!

Love to Read Books

I love to read actual books.  When I was younger, I read all the time.  I would read anywhere from 4 to 10 books a month.  After, I had my son my book reading slowly decreased until I hardly read one or two books a year.

Keep in mind that for the past twelve years,  I have been reading several online blogs and articles.  I do not plan on stopping blogging.  I just realized that I have many books that I wish to read.  I plan on doing the July blogging challenge, so I will still be posting on my blogs.   I need to take a break from doing so much blogging, so I plan to post 1-3 times a week, I have been online day and night.  I read other bloggers articles, share, and writing.  I need to slow down, or I am going to burn myself out.

I plan on posting Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  I have many books laying around that I have wanted to read for some time.  I am hoping that by reading some of these books, I will get inspired to write even more.  But, I feel right now I need to change thing up a little bit.

Do You Love to Read Books?

Do you have a summer reading list?
Do like to read digital books or the real thing?
Do you have books that you have had for years but have not had time to read?

I do have a list of books that I want to read. I prefer to read real books.  I have many books that I have bought over the years that I just have not had time to read.  I realized it's time to make the time to read the books that I have laying around.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Looking Back at 2017 Goals

Looking Back at 2017 Goals

Wow, I can not believe that we are almost half way through 2017 already.  Time does go by quickly.  Thanks to Andria Perry and her check in articles, I decided, to look back at my 2017 goals.

Setting goals are meaningless if you do not do anything about them.  That is how I feel about the goals that I set for 2017.  I am not happy or proud to say that I have not done or even started most of the goals that I set for myself for 2017.

Looking Back at 2017 Goals I Did Work On

Looking back at my 2017 goals there was only one goal that I did.  I did write many more blog posts this year than  I have in the past.  As a result of me writing and posting to my blog, I hit 10000 views on this blog.  I was jubilant about that.

Looking Back at the Many 2017 Goals I Did Not Work On

Looking back at my 2017 goals, I am sorrowful and disappointed to say that there were many goals that I did not even work. But, beings that I was taking care of a very ill dachshund until her death in March and then greaving over the loss of her, I forgive myself for not working on them.

The good thing is that 2017 is not over yet.  I still have time to work on my goals.  One of the most important goals that I had set for myself was working on my novels.  I have not done any writing on any of them so far this year.

Another one of my goals for 2017 was being able to make enough money from home where I would not need to work outside of the house.  While  I am making more money this year than I have in the past few years, it's not enough.

Looking back at my goals for 2017 made me realize that there is a lot of work I want to do.  I did make some progress in some goals, but there is much more that I need to do.  Hopefully, I will get much more done in the next six month than I did in the last six months.

Did you set goals for 2017?  Do you keep track of the progress of your goals like Andria Perry?  Are happy with the progress that you have made towards your goals?

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Spring Cleaning Time

Spring Cleaning Time

It's spring cleaning time.  I started with the easiest room in the house.  I started with the bathroom.  I can't believe all of the stuff that piles up over time.  I have not even started, and I have already gotten rid of three big bags of trash.

Spring Cleaning the Kitchen

I went from cleaning the bathroom to cleaning the kitchen.  I have gotten rid of bags of collected broken containers that can't be used for anything.  I tackled the top of the refrigerator.   I keep my candle on top of my refrigerator.  I go through a lot of candles.  I could not believe how many burnt down to nothing candles were on top of the refrigerator.

I have also gotten to the cabinets.  The cabinets are one of my least favorite things to clean.  I end up washing every dish in my house.  I hate washing dishes.  Now, everything looks nice and neat.  I wonder how long that is going to last?

The kitchen takes a couple of days to complete because there is just so much to do.  Once I am done it the kitchen, I will do the living room.  I am also hoping to be able to do my shed as well.  I will just have to see what happens.  There is much to do on the outside of the house and the yard.

I just started my spring cleaning, and I can't wait until I am done.  If, I do not to the spring cleaning no one else will.  How do you do your spring cleaning?

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

My Favorite Guitars From My Husband's Guitar Collection

My Favorite Guitars From My Husband's Guitar Collection

My husband, Mark Clapp has been collecting guitars most of his life.  Although I do not play the guitar, I see every guitar like a work of art.  My husband and his friends also make custom guitars, so there have been many guitars that have come through my home.   I have my favorite guitars from my husband's collections, and I would like to share some of them with you.

The 07 Fender Stratocaster Mexican Standard

The 07 Fender Stratocaster Mexican standard, is one of my favorites because of the color.  I just love the shadow of blue on this guitar.  I think this dark blue guitar is just beautiful.

The MJM Custom Guitars EVH 5150 Replica

MJM Custom is the name of the husband and his friends custom guitar shop. The MJM Custom Guitars EVH 5150 replica is one of my favorites because I love to watch them work on these guitars.  The MJM Custom Guitars EVH 5150 replica is the most popular for their shop.  I have watched my husband and his friends make hundreds of these over the years.  Each one of these guitars is special in it's own way.

The Stevie RayVaughann Guitar

The Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar is my favorite guitar.  I am a huge fan of  Stevie Ray Vaughan.  I love this guitar.  It took my husband and his friend Mike a long time to make this one.  This guitar is unique because it's the first SRV the MJM Customs made. This SRV guitar holds the love and essence from Mike and Mark in it.  Their love for guitars and building them went into this guitar.  Amongst all of the guitar, they have ever made this SRV is my favorite.

For more information on MJM Customs Guitars, please check out Mark Clapp's Facebook page.  If,  you would like to see more of Mark Clapp's guitar collection visit his Facebook page.

Photos from Mark Clapp

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Writing Through Soul Hit 10,000 Page Views

Writing Through Soul Hit 10,000 Page Views

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I am very happy to announce the Writing Through the Soul has hit 10, 000 page views.  Although I have been blogging for over two years, this blog is not even a year old. I can not believe Writing Through the Soul hit 10,000 page views in less than ten months.  I do not post daily.  In the last couple of months, I have been posting a lot more than I did when I first started writing this blog.  This is a magic moment for me.

I Can Not Thank My Readers Enough

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There is nothing more that I write likes than knowing what they are writing is being read.  I can not thank the readers of this blog enough.  One of my goals was that this blog would reach 10,000 by the end of the year.  I am happy that I hit 10000 page views long before that.

I must thank the readers of this blog for that.  I know many come and read this blog for different reasons, some for the work from home stuff, some for the spiritual stuff and some for the family stuff.  I also realize that there are many of you out there that follow everything.  No matter why you come to this blog, I want to thank-you for visiting. It means a lot to me to know that people are reading my blog.

I have a new goal for the end of the year.  I am hoping that by the end of 2017 Writing Through the Soul reaches 50, 000 views.  I will have to see what happens.  A lot is going on in my private life.  Many huge life changes are happening.  Hopefully, I will be able to continue to write as often as I have been in past two months.

I want to thank each and every person that read Writing Through the Soul.  It means the world to me.  I hope you will continue to read my blog and watch it grow.  Thank-you all for stopping by.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Work, Work, Work, and No Pay

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I have not had time to post on my blogs the last few days because I have been writing a few other places.  I have done much work for a couple of them over the late few months, and I still have not been paid for it.

One company has not paid me at all.  I have been writing for them for three months, and I have not been paid,  once. I have emailed them a  few times and if they do not get back to me soon.  I will be doing a post about them warning all writers to stay away from them.

The other company I have been with since February.  They paid me five dollars, and they own me $50.  I have emailed them as well.  I will have to wait and see what happens.
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Not being paid is something that every writer has to deal with at one point or another.  However, I have gone through this many, many time.  It is one of the reasons I stopped working with clients. I am telling you if I do not get paid from these places I am done.  I will work on m.y blogs and my books.  I will also write negative articles about the companies that have not paid me, so all of my writing friends do not sign up with these places and go through what I am going through.

I do plan on giving them time it fix the issues.  I do realize that mistakes can be made, but they need to be fixed.  Like I said, this is not the first time I have gone through not being paid by a company that was thought to be a great company for writers to work.  I will give them until the end of the week, to at least get back to me.

Thanks for reading.  It is just frustrating when you have to chance down places to get your money.  I am really thinking about not writing for anyone else anymore.   I will just do my blogs and work on my books. I have gone through this one too many times. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Writing Through the Soul for Grandfather

Writing Through the Soul a Sign From My Grandfather

My grandfather is still watching over me.  I got a sign from him.  I have been wondering what happened to some of my old journals. I know many of them were lost.  But, I did come a crossed a few some time back.  I packed them away somewhere and forgot about them.

I have been doing a lot of cleaning around my home lately.  You know, the whole spring cleaning thing.  I have been very busy. I came a crossed something that made me triumphal.  I found a box of my old journals.  Some of them go way back.

Writing Through the Soul a Surprise Letter

I was skimming through one of them and found something that made me cry.  It was a letter from my grandfather.  My grandfather was the first fan of my poetry.  He had more faith in my writing ability than anyone.  

To make a long story short. The letter was my grandfather saying that he could not wait to read my books of poetry and short stories someday.  When I was young, all I wrote was short stories and poetry.

I was in tears as I read what my grandfather had written in one of my journals without me even knowing about it.  I may have read it once before I am not sure.  But, that does not matter,  

It did make me think about my writing.  I have been wanting to put a book together of my poetry and short stories.  I took reading this as a sign from my grandfather, who is my guardian angel,  to work on a book of poetry and short stories.

I will put all the journals aside and read through them one by one.  I know, the I will write and publish a book and my poetry and short stories.  I will do it for no other reason than to honor my grandfather.  It's just another way of writing through the soul.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Perfect Gift for Guitar Player Husband

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My husband Mark is a guitar player.  I have been looking into getting a nice gift for him.  I was thinking along the lines of getting him a new guitar.

I wanted to get him a guitar that he could play with no amp needed.  A guitar for just sitting around and jamming with his friends.  My husband has many electric guitars. I wanted to get him an acoustic guitar that did not cost a fortune.

I went to Guitar Center with my husband's best friend, Mike.  Mike plays the guitar as well.  He would have a better idea of what type of guitar would be an excellent gift for my husband.
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He tried out many guitars in my price range.  I ended up getting the Rainsong NP12 Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar in Black.  This guitar has an excellent preamp built right into it.  The neck was smooth and easy to play.  The Rainsong NP12 Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar in Black was the perfect choice for my husband.

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Happiness in Writing Through the Soul

Happiness in Writing Through the Soul

I have always loved to write.  I am happiest when I am writing through the soul. I have been doing much research lately on ways to make money from home.  I am determined to be able to make a living from home.

I have been writing about my search.  I hope in writing about my search; I am helping others in some way.  While there are many ways to make money from home, one must find what is right for them.

I may not have great grammar skills but, I do have a passion for writing.  I use spell checks and grammar checks.  I know that they do not always do the greatest job.  However, over the years my writing has gotten a lot better.

It is my passion for writing and wanting to help others that come through in what I write.  The passion that comes through is what I mean by writing through the soul.  I have found that I am happiest when I am writing for my blogs.  I share what I am doing and hope by sharing it helps people.

Writing Through the Soul in New Ways

Writing through the soul, in new ways,  by trying new things.  I love to write.  There are many ways that you can make a living writing.  I am going to prove that one do this if they have a passion for it.

I have had my ups and downs writing over the years.  There were times when I was making money.  There have been years where I did not make a dime with my writing.  In those times it was my passion for writing and learning new things that got me through.

Once again, I am writing through the soul trying new things.  Writing in ways that are new to me or something I have not done before.  I have been writing reviews.  I have seen that they are getting better the more I write them.

My next step in writing something that is new to me is that I have been thinking about writing a few ebooks.  I have been doing research on ebooks.  I have read both good and bad things about writing ebooks.  I will have to try it and see what happens.

I am euphoric writing through the soul.  I am doing what makes me happy and I am loving it.  I have gotten triple the views in the past month. So, my blog is growing, and I am glad about that.

I am determined to make a living writing.  I do realize it is going to take some time before I am making as much as  I need to, but I am on my way.  I have been doing much work writing reviews and doing product descriptions. I am happy writing through the soul.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

How Many Articles to Write?

                        How Many Articles to Write?

How many articles to write?  I was doing research about work from home writing jobs and the question of how many articles to write daily keep coming up.  I can not understand why the question of how many articles to write a day would keep popping up.  But the answer to this question was even more surprising to me.

Surprised: Most Writers Answered 20-40 Articles a Day

I have been writing articles for over ten years.  I have written just for clients.  I have also just written articles to post on online written sites. I know that it takes me longer to write and edit articles than most writers. But, I still found 20-40 articles a day hard to believe.

One,  just being able to write 20-40 articles a day was difficult to believe, that is a lot of work.  Most articles have at least four words, and they range from 400- 2000 words.  If,  a writer is writing that many articles a day, they are going to end up burning out.

20-40 Articles if You are Only Writing for Clients

Writing 20-40 articles may be possible if all you are doing is writing for clients.  Unless you are doing nothing but writing articles for clients, there is a lot more to writing articles than just writing the articles. First of all, you should be editing every article.  Some people take longer on their editing than others.  But I still, can't imagine writing and editing 40 over 500 words articles a day.

I am sure there are some people out there where writing and editing 20- 40 articles from 400-2400 words a day may be possible.  If,  a person is writing that many articles a day,  they are going to burn out quickly.

I am a slow writer and editing can take me some time.  Back when I was writing only for clients.  I could manage to write and edit 10-15 articles a day.  The articles I was writing were between 300-500 words.  For me, this was the top end of what I was doing.  That was just writing and editing the articles.

More to Writing an Article Than Just Writing the Article

Writing the Article
Editing the Article
Finding the Right photos for the Article
Posting the Article
Linking the Article
Sharing or Promoting the Article

There is so much more that goes into writing an article than just writing the article.  Spending a day or two on just one article is possible.  So, I find it very hard to believe that some writers are writing 20-40 articles a day.  I know for myself writing 20-40 articles a day, with the writing standards of today, would be impossible.  If I am lucky, I can do five articles a day.

How many articles do you write in a day?  Do you agree or disagree with me about writing 20-40 articles a day?  If, you are writing 20-40 articles a day, please let me know how you do it?

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