Site Update: The Good of Yesterday

Hi readers!

My new story is out and it’s called The Good of Yesterday! Here is a link to it. Please read, comment and follow!

https://thegoodofyesterday.wordpress.com/

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Site News – 9/30/18

Hi!!!

I know it’s been way too long since I’ve been able to post anything and I do apologize for that. My life has been crazy busy these past several months and I just haven’t had a chance to get back to the story. As of right now, I have been at a writer’s block for this. I know how I want the story to go, I just don’t know how to go about it yet. I do plan on continuing The Life & Times of the Willows, but for now, it’s going on the back burner for awhile until I can get my writing engine going again.

In the meantime, I may start up another story that won’t be a legacy story. If you all are interested in that, then let me know. I hope you all are doing well and I thank you for hanging with me during my very long hiatus!!!

For the new readers, thank you for joining my story blog and I hope you’ve enjoyed it thus far! 🙂

Site Update – 5/1/18

Hello readers!

So yes, it’s been a long time since I have made an update to this story as well as the contest, and for that, I’m really truly sorry for that! Life has been hectic as usual, but more than usual lately it seems.

My husband needs hernia surgery soon and I have been dealing with some issues with my kidneys this past month. Then on top of that, I have gone back to school to receive my Masters in Leadership & Management. I have also sheepishly indulged in purchasing the Sims 4 after I told myself no way…and now I’m kinda hooked. o_O So when I do have a rare moment to myself, I’ve been dabbling into that.

I do plan on continuing the contest again, but I don’t know when that will be. It all depends on when my husband can get back to work so I can issue the prizes to the winners. As for the story, I am definitely continuing it. It’s my baby, so of course, I can’t let it go! I have already written the next chapter, but I haven’t worked on any pictures yet. Since I work four 10-hour days now, I should have some time coming up within the next week or two to work on them so I can get them posted to you all.

As always, I appreciate all of you and your warm comments! A special thank you to the new readers! I hope you like it so far! ^_^ Thanks for following my story, and I shall be back soon!

My Work-At-Home Group

Hi all!

Just dropping by to announce my new Facebook group called Virtual Me. Virtual Me is a support group to help those who want or in need of working remotely (work from home). Remote job listings are posted daily with links directly to the job post or to a list of jobs if a company is hiring for multiple remote positions.

If you, or someone you know, who lives in the United States would like to know more about these jobs and want to join the group, click the link below. To join is free, of course, and your request to join will be approved within minutes!

At this time, I am only posting jobs in the United States only because that is my audience right now. However, if you would like to join and live outside of the U.S., then I encourage you to join! I would love to post job listings that are available in other countries too! ☺

Right now, I have 71 members, so please help me spread the word by sharing the group to your Facebook wall and to any other social media sites you may be on! The more, the merrier!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualmewah/permalink/1497998153647291/

Site Update – More Contest & Chapter Info

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend and that your week so far is going well. I do first want to bring some attention to The Real Sims World Challenge to those who may not know about it still.

This contest is about 10-12 sims who will live in one big house to compete for a major role in generation 4 of The Life & Times of the Willows. The last three sims standing will be the winners as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and each owner (that’s you!) of the winning sims will receive prizes.

Submissions are now open as of yesterday, so I am really looking forward to meeting your Sims!

The original house I was going to use for the challenge has changed. I created a new one that is much larger and suitable for the challenge. Pictures will be posted over at the contest blog today.

If you haven’t yet, please go and follow The Real Sims World Challenge contest blog! Even if you don’t want to enter your Sims, but just want to watch, that’s okay too!

For those of you who may have concerns about wanting to enter, but you no longer have Sims 3 installed…that’s okay! Once you submit your Sims, your participation is done. All you have to do is sit back and watch for the weekly updates to see your Sims participate in the weekly challenges and to see if your Sims made it past eliminations.

Also, the house fits 10-12 Sims, so if you want a chance to win a Sims 4 game of your choice, then please enter your Sims! If not, then please pass the word along. I cannot start the contest until I receive at least 10 contestants!!! 🙁

And now onto story news…The pictures are almost done and some are in the process of being edited. The chapter has been written, so you can expect an update by the end of this week!

Site Update – 9/11/17 Thank You Again!

Hi all,

Just wanted to first welcome the newcomers who are now following my story, so welcome and thank you for reading and hope you enjoy it! 🤗

Next, I wanted to thank you all again for your warm wishes and support! Without it, I don’t know how I would’ve gotten through it. I received some financial assistance, so everything is good now. I’m just waiting on certain things until then. 😊

As far as the contest goes, that will begin on October 9th, 2017. I will post the guidelines of the contest then. At the end of the contest, which will be held for one month long, I will announce the three winners and post the prizes.

Now onto story news…Chapter Six is in the works and will be posted by next week. I will also be releasing some of my characters from previous generations to be downloaded soon.

Thank you again and I can’t wait for your feedback on the next chapter! You guys are the best! ❤❤❤

Site Update – 12/26

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Seasons greetings to you all! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. I just wanted to peak my head in and give a quick update as to what’s going on with the Willows. I realize my absence has really put a damper on things, but I do promise I am working on it still. Along with a busy schedule I’ve had, I had lost my job, and therefore, I lost inspiration for this story. Then I got really sick with the flu and that put me down several days and I am still battling with it. However, my inspiration for a chapter two has developed once again and I’m going at it hard in case it goes away again. I also have potential new employment, but will not know until after the holidays so I’m hopeful about that.

So I bring you a picture to look at–which is the very first picture of chapter two by the way. I still can’t give you a date as to when this will be ready to post, but I CAN give you an estimation, and I’m estimating around………….Jan 9th, 2017. See you all soon! 🙂

The Versatile Award & Things I’ve Neglected

Hello my lovely readers! And a special hello to my new readers, thank you for following me! 😀

I was recently (well about 2 weeks ago or so) was nominated by Quackermole for the Versatile Award for this story, so a very huge thank you!!! Unfortunately, I had no time to post my answers to your questions, I’m sorry, but I really do appreciate your nomination so very much! 🙂

My days have been very hectic with work and other personal endeavors that I just haven’t had the time to work on the next chapter. For that, I am very sorry! I never intend to stop this story, so no worries there. I am working on it little by little, but have no idea as to when I will be able to get it posted. My hours at work have been cut due to slow activity, which is a good thing in my dept, so I do have a little more time now so I’ll do what I can during my downtime.

If you’re also wondering about the future of The Wake of December, that story is on hiatus for the time being. I still intend to keep that going as well, however, this story is my baby so I want to focus more on this one first.

As always, I want to thank you all again and again and again for staying with me and for encouraging my stories! I really hope to get this next chapter to you all very soon! ❤

 

Update 9/28/16

So I just got off work and decided to log in and check on some things and I see one of my favorite Sims 3 writers post an update on their blog, and then I’m like, “Oh crap, I need to post one too!” I had no idea it’s been a month since I’ve last posted. Like seriously, where the hell did the time go?! o_O

So how has everyone’s month been, hmm?

Okay, I’ll stop procrastinating and get on with it…

I do have half of chapter 2 written and about…oh…maybe two pictures taken…Yeah, I know. Horrible. So since I was able to log off of work early today and I do have a day off tomorrow, I can get some more of the chapter done. Needless to say, I’m very determined to get through all ten generations! Even if I have to drink ten shots of espresso every time I work on the chapters, I will get through it all!

With that being said, I’d like to thank you all for sticking with my story and my non-posting having ass! I have noticed the new followers! Thank you very much for following my story and I do hope you continue to like it. 🙂

Now…onto working on chapter two! Just need to make some coffee first…

The Sunshine Blogger Award

An incredibly big thank you to ViolenCat (she has an awesome story, so go check that out!) who nominated my story, The Life & Times of the Willows for the Sunshine Blogger Award! She also had nominated me for the Spirit Animal Award, but it was during my hiatus and I was so busy, I totally forgot about it and couldn’t get that one published, so thank you for that also! This is my third award overall, but I’ve never received this award until today.

Editing to Add: I was also nominated by lomai, so thank you a thousand times for nominating my story!!!

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What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

Well, it is of course an award for bloggers from other bloggers. It is a beautiful way to share all the amazing things other bloggers do and write about. To recognize their efforts in inspiring others to do what they love.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers and add their links.
  4. Notify the bloggers you included.
  5. Keep the rules in your post.

 

Questions from ViolenCat:

  1. Do you have any favorite characters in your own stories? Who? Yes, I loved Corrina Willow and actually teared up a bit when my old laptop crashed and I lost her. I never could replicate her either. 😦 She just possessed such innocence, but yet she was still so very spunky and knew what she want and got it. Declan I also loved and could never replicate afterwards. I just loved his face. Max would be my third favorite for the same reason.
  2. What are your favorite genres to read or watch? Crime fiction novels and I also love to watch reality crime shows like Dateline, etc. I’m a Criminal Justice/IT major, so I guess that’s why my interests always seem to veer in that direction.
  3. Which fictional character do you wish you could be real life friends with? That’s a tough question…I honestly don’t know! O_O
  4. Would you rather land the perfect job or find true love? Find true love, but I’ve already found and married my true love, so now it would be to land the perfect job, haha.
  5. Do you cook or bake? If not, would you want to learn how to? Both, although I prefer to bake. My husband is the chef so I leave that part up to him.
  6. What is your dream career? Forensic Specialist or Investigator. I also always wanted to be in the Air Force too. :/
  7. What is the one thing you absolutely can’t live without? A computer.
  8. Which country do you most want to visit? Greece.
  9. Are you a day or a night person? Day. I like to sleep, LOL.
  10. Would you want to become famous? Nope. Couldn’t handle all the attention.
  11. What do you like the most about gaming? The only PC gaming I do is Sims. I love how I can create stories with it and build houses. I also having a PS3, but I haven’t played much of anything on there in a long time. I use to be an avid gamer. It just relaxed me for the most part.

Questions for lomai:

  1. So, why do you write? For stress relief or…?
    It’s a passion of mine. I’ve been writing since the age of seven, so it just comes naturally to me–that need or urge to write. It’s also a stress reliever for me too.
  2. I love animals, although currently I only have 1 dog. Do you have any pets?
    Not at the moment. We use to have two dogs, a pitbull named Honey and her offspring, Wrinkles who was a pitbull/golden retriever mix. I miss them both terribly!
  3. If you could be a food (like to be eaten or not xD) what food would you be?
    Interesting question, LOL. I guess it would be sushi because I really love sushi, haha.
  4. Since all of you play the sims, what made you get into it? Who do you have to thank for your addiction if it is one?
    This was my ex-best friend’s fault! We were 15 at the time The Sims was released and she had the game and invited me over to play it with her one day. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked. She eventually lost interest in it, but I was completely addicted and still am 16 years later!
  5. Do you have any favorite games?
    Besides The Sims? Uhm…I don’t really play many other games these days, but if I had to choose, I would say my favorite game to play on a gaming console would be Battlefield 3 and my favorite board game is Monopoly. 🙂
  6. You’re on a desert island, who’s on this island with you? Pick 3 only.
    My husband, a pet of my choice and my kid.
  7. Hot or cold weather?
    Even though I live in the desert, I prefer cold weather.
  8. If you could meet a character from your stories who would it be? What would you say?
    I would want to meet Corrina and ask her how did she cope while growing up having a mother who was a notorious serial killer!
  9. Name one thing you can’t live without.
    My laptop.
  10. Pokemon or Digimon, and in the same catergory, cartoons or anime?
    Pokemon, definitely. I love Pickachu!
  11. What irks you the most about someone/thing/time?
    What irks me the most is when someone acts like they’re better than everyone else.

My nominees are:

My Questions are:

  1. If you could be anywhere in the world (or fictional world) right now, where would you be?
  2. What drew you to start playing The Sims, TS2, TS3 or TS4?
  3. What is your favorite genre to write about?
  4. If you could make any one of your characters in any of your stories come to life, who would it be, and why?
  5. When writing your story on a blog, do you prefer to write on a white background, a black background or a colored background? Why?
  6. When you are writing or taking pictures in game for your story, what do you have going on in the background? (TV, music, etc.)
  7. If you were a Sim, would you choose to be a PlantSim, Zombie, Alien, Werewolf or a witch? Why?
  8. If you could be any animal, what would it be, and why?
  9. What is your favorite season?
  10. What is your favorite Sims world?
  11. What has been your favorite Sims challenge that you either have done before or like to read?