Ehh, what’s up doc?

Ehh, what’s up doc?

Good question. I’ve had zero time for writing, the sequel to my book is on pause, etc.

So my question is, “God, what would you have me do writing wise? You created me with the urge and desire to write? What will it be, Lord?”

Writing a novel is an emotionally and physically draining task for me or labor of love rather. I put so much of myself into it, into the characters, and I currently don’t have the strength to give the sequel to my firstborn book baby what it deserves.

I’m the solo mom (only involved parent/not a co-parent) of a son on the autism spectrum (ASD), and we are homeschoolers of the unschooling persuasion. My son turned 16 recently, and apparently according to other ASD moms, the 16th year was one of the toughest years with their ASD kiddos.

Hormones + ASD = Hell on earth for the child and the parent(s) 

I’ve recently experienced exhaustion levels I felt I’d die from, begged God to rapture us on numerous occasions to relieve our suffering, ugly cried for days on end into my pillow, forgot to wash said pillow many times, didn’t care, too tired.

So what to blog? It’s something I am prayerfully seeking God about because I miss writing so much but don’t have it in me to write my next novel quite yet.

Topics I am prayerfully contemplating – parenting an ASD kid as a solo mom, the praying life, suffering and faith (so exciting, right?), depression, OCD, trying to parent an ASD kid alone with health issues of my own, the Spirit-filled life, and sprinklings on writing as God leads me (especially in regards to it as an unquenchable calling He Himself placed in those whom He’s called to write).

Happy to have written a little something today. 🙂

Some thief person stole my t-shirt content AND description

The other day I received a notice from teespring.com that one of my t-shirt campaigns was suspended for using third party content. I believe some thief person is trying to hijack my design, content, and description as their own. They suspended the regular tee version of the t-shirt, but this women’s one has the same design. This is my content, design, and description next to it.

My description reads:

Magician. Writer. Same Thing.

Writers will fall in love with this women’s t-shirt. A wonderful reminder of the magic it takes to create stories. Conjuring worlds and characters from nothing, making them appear magically on the page. Yeah, that’s the life of a writer.

Writing is magic.

screenshot of MY WORDS stolen 2

 

I went to the teespring. com site scratching my head as to what I did ‘wrong’ then had a thought to search for my t-shirt by name, and sure enough, this sad, sad person who who can’t come up with his or her own ideas stole my content AND copied the description associated with it word for word.

 

Here is the image of the sad, sad individual lacking in conscience who stole from me and most likely does this often. They copied and pasted the description I wrote and claimed it as their own as well.

screesshot of thief stealing my content 2

 

I filed a counter complaint. Please pray that their tees and products with my content is taken down and mine returned to normal as they also said they’d be refunding the customers for the shirt they suspended.

People can be so horrible. Lord, I pray that you touch the heart of that thief, bring conviction upon him or her to see it as it is – stealing, and that this wrong is made right for me by teespring.

UPDATE 6/20/17:

Well, I discovered that my t-shirts campaign was suspended because of a tag for ‘Harry Potter’ – I had corrected some past ‘not allowed’ tags in the past but I have 100 plus t-shirt campaigns and missed this one. I had no idea a ‘tag’ was considered content. So, I recreated my t-shirt with no forbidden tags, super generic tags, and all is well with it now.

Anyhow, if my shirt campaign had not been suspended for my mistake, then I never would have found the thief person above. I am very happy to report that that teesping suspended the the above thief person’s campaign. 🙂 Thanks, Teespring.

But alas, I found another t-shirt like mine (same exact text but with bold font and a different wand) that appeared soon after I made this original blog post. So lazy and wrong to take people’s ideas and use and claim them as their own. I reported it, too. Of course, I cannot police the entire internet for my t-shirt content being stolen, but these were found right on teespring, and it’s easy to report on their site. Thankfully.

Here’s my t-shirt, and I added ORIGINAL to the title (which hopefully some swiper won’t come along and claim as well).

magician writer same thing

No greater love

I love these words of Jesus. He truly laid His life down for all to be given the choice to be reconciled to the Father. A life He raised up again on the third day, so we too can be raised up to a new life in Him if we so choose to accept His most wonderful gift.

My path with Jesus leads me to once again lay down my desires and what I want to be the time line for my dreams regarding writing and finishing my second book. The Lord blessed me with a son on the spectrum. He has Asperger’s, and without revealing any more than that, he is suffering greatly. And when our children suffer, we suffer with them. I am still not 100% healed from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, still struggle with pain and severe exhaustion, and it takes all of me to work my part-time job and raise and give my son the care and attention he needs now. I have no regrets and will never blame him in any way for these delays but count it an honor. I know that’s why the Lord gave Him to me. He knew I’d always be willing to “lay down my life and desires” as needed to do what is needed for my son and whatever else He asks of me.

My main ministry is motherhood and has been from the moment I held my son in my arms, and the care of my son may be extended because of his needs and health issues, but I will seek the Lord fervently through prayer and fasting for direction as to how I can best help my son be a loving and God-loving, independent adult.

Book 2 will be completed at snails pace with no idea of its release date.

God bless, and this single momma covets any ‘in Jesus’ name’ fervent prayers for my son and myself – healing all around, provision, and strength as we are making it through one day at a time.

“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” – Matthew 16:24

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” – Matthew 6:34

Remember Jesus this Holy week and this Easter Sunday.

My favorite Third Day song, You are so good to me: