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I Was Hacked and Other News

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When doing the update to this site, I found out I was hacked. Now this is my fault on several fronts. I did not pay enough attention to this site. I did not post regularly, and my security was crap. There were over 300 posts attributed to gambling, most written in Greek or Russian. Fun fact, I don’t speak either. I am also not a gambler. Well I do play power ball. That is how I am funding my retirement some day. I’m going to win a mega jackpot and be set for life, but other than that, I am not a real gambler.

Even when I go to a casino, I go in with a set amount, usually one hundred to two hundred dollars and I play the slot machines until I run out of money. After that, I am done and I spend the rest of my time wandering around looking at people and things.

What I don’t get is why do people with skills like hacking use their skills for good. What earthly benefit did they get from hacking my poor little website and posting all their gambling stuff? I guess I’ll never know.

The Aftermath

300 plus posts were removed, security has been tightened up in a HUGE way, and I am making an effort to post more regularly. Sadly most of those posts are what I am calling The Breast Cancer Diaries where I blog through my journey through having breast cancer. Not a cheerful topic to be sure, but I’m trying to have a good sense of humor about it. I am also being more diligent about my security and just checking to see if anyone has done any more damage to this poor little website.

What About the Writing?

I am writing. I am finishing up my sequel to Thinking Positive: Take the Journey into Positivity which is available at a plethora of online retailers. The sequel is a took kit of sorts to help you discover what you can do to be more positive. It’s all great to tell someone to think in a more positive way. What makes it better is if you give them tips and tricks and strategies to use. They need to develop a tool kit of their own to help them when life gets them down. That is what my next book is all about.

I am also working on a fiction piece called Consanguinity. I am hoping it will be a 4 book series. I have the plot outlined in my head, and I am doing some serious work on character development. In my opinion, the characters drive the story, and if you create a strong history/backstory for your characters, the story will write itself.

I’m super excited about this story. It’s been in my head in one way or another for years. I posted a version of it the other day for people to look at. It was something I wrote for NaNoWriMo a few years ago. However, it was too similar to a favorite television program of mine, so it can never be an original work because technically, somebody else thought of it first.

What About the Cancer

Yeah what about that? It sucks. It sucks up a lot of mental energy as you think about your choices, make your choices and then doubt your choices. And in the words of Forrest Gump, “That’s all I have to say about that.” Well, let’s be 100% honest, I have a lot to say about that, and that is where The Breast Cancer Diaries come in. Today however, is not about cancer, today is about writing.

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Thinking Positive: Take the Journey into Positivity

By: Tracie Joy

Thinking Positive Toolbox

A Workbook for Developing Positive Thinking Strategies

We all try to think positive, but sometimes it can be so hard. Life can get crazy, and we get pushed and pulled from all different directions. How do you stay positive when life seems to be conspiring against you? The Thinking Positive Toolbox will help you develop your own strategies to stay positive in this crazy life.

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