My Published Work: Medium Posts

My Published Work
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I have started writing on Medium, and I’m still feeling my way around there. It’s definitely an interesting platform, and I quite enjoy reading several folks on there, and I’m sure that list will grow. And of course, I love the fact that I can write on there and make money doing so – that’s also nice.

Cause I’m not going to lie, I could use all the money I could get right now. I’ve been having quite the run of bad luck lately.

But it’s not going to keep me from my goals! Though I do wish things would move a little faster at times.

My current Medium stories:

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Personal Friday: Talk About Some Bad Luck

Personal Friday: Talk About Some Bad Luck
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Last Friday, after the blog post, well, that afternoon, I broke the vehicle I’m using – shotgun holed the oil pan. Got to the store, and oil went everywhere. *sigh* My brother and his father-in-law had to bail me out. This is getting to be a habit. 

I need a new vehicle, but that isn’t in the cards right now. Or in the near future, as things are going right now.

Fortunately, my brother managed to patch the oil pan, so I can still drive, but no one knows how long it will last. Yay.

And to make matters worse, this Wednesday, my furnace decided it didn’t want to work. Checked everything I could think of, but I’m no tech. Dad took a look at it, and he couldn’t figure it out. So, tech call.

That’s bad enough, but my oil company treats me well. So I can’t complain there.

The tech guy shows up, does his thing and everything is fine till the end…the heat shield was being held on by one measly screw! If that had fallen, it could have killed my whole family.

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

So he condemns it, naturally. It’s not something he can fix, it’s unsafe, obviously…so I lost my furnace. And heat is still required at night. Fun times.

Fortunately, the owner of my oil company loaned us some heaters, which helps. I’ll take what I can get honestly.

Now I need to come up with 3 grand plus. Probably not going to happen anytime soon, but it’s worth a try. Add that to the long list of things I need money for!

They say bad things come in three’s, I’m not looking forward to the next one. Hopefully, two is enough! Really tired of my life being held together with baling wire, duct tape and a smattering of Bondo. Onward and upward I suppose!

Hello world!

Raiscara AvalonThis republished due to a plugin error. Was originally published 10 Nov 2018.

Why hello there. My name is Raiscara, and this is my little online home. Yeah, I’m keeping the hello world title, as it fits. Right now I’m a writer working on my first novel, as well as being somewhat of an amateur photographer. I’m also currently disabled due to a number of health issues, and I’m sure they will come up from time to time.

My goal is to end up with a good, full-time income from writing and other things. I honestly believe that multiple streams of income are the way to go – so that’s what I’m working on. I’m aiming to post every Monday for now, and maybe I’ll increase it later. Got to work within my limits, even though it’s hard!

[Photo credit: Raiscara Avalon]

My Published Work: Random Photos From Maine Vol I

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Some of you may know, but I haven’t really done any sort of promoting of it, that I have a photo book up on Amazon. There will be more, naturally, I’m just focusing on other things right now.

Here’s the cover, if you haven’t seen it already:

Random Photos From Maine Volume 1

It’s a short photo book, listed at $1.99. There are plenty more where those photos come from as well – I literally have gigs worth of nature shots, some good, some okay, and some not that great. The thing is, all my photos are unedited – no fake colors on my photos. Photoshopped photos hurt my eyes – and give us an unrealistic expectation of perfection.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, go nab Random Photos From Maine Vol 1 from Amazon now. I could use your feedback to make them even better – so leave a review on Amazon or feedback on here – or just email me! if you forgot.

Personal Friday: Changes All Around!

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Yes, changes are afoot – both on the blog and in real life.

Ch…Ch…Changes…! Sorry, I had to. I am currently tearing my life apart, from the bottom to the top. That means I’m decluttering my home, planning for the future, executing some of the plans, setting quarterly goals and focusing on them, changing my habits – nothing is safe.

Yesterday was my 36th birthday. I spent most of the day in bed, completely and totally drained. 36 apparently wants to suck the life out of me. Of course, I’m not going to let it, but I am listening to my body as I can. Not even music saved me. Took all day just to write this post…seriously. Not even the dulcet sounds of Bruno Mars managed it – and that boy can make me move.

Anyway, changes on the blog. Yes. You may have seen the new Promotion Thursday – that’s me finding products and deals for you guys that I either love and use or plan on purchasing ASAP. And obviously, you see Personal Friday – where I keep you updated on various things going on in my life. Reader Questions Wednesday is another series in the works, and My Promotion Tuesday, where I promote my own things (mostly books). I won’t be posting if I have nothing to post, so consider them sporadic. 🙂

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