Porn Rock Star

The joy of writing about sex occurred to me many years ago when I started writing fan fiction. I didn’t get into Slash Fiction, but I wrote some pretty steamy scenes with my characters and the characters from the various TV shows. Believe it or not, I started with a show about World War II and I was so innocent that just showing the characters in bed seemed overtly sexual. Note to younger self: You ain’t written nothing yet! Continue reading “Porn Rock Star”

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Mentors Keep the Dream Alive

As you may know, I have been struggling with a book called Crazy for Trying, the book I wrote as a first draft during the 2016 NaNoWriMo, pitched to an editor at California Dreamin’ 2017, submitted to that editor in May of that year, and got a wonderful rejection email. Continue reading “Mentors Keep the Dream Alive”

The Villain of the Piece

Besides reading books, I like to fill my driving time with audiobooks. Right now, I’m finishing up The House of Secrets by Brad Metzler and Tod Goldberg. I love the narration by Scott Brick and January LaVoy. But the best part is the dive into early American history, the complex relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, and the suggestion that we Americans have not been taught all the truth that lays there between the pages of history. Continue reading “The Villain of the Piece”

Book Club Books

You didn’t realize that when I joined a book club, so did you, in an off-handed way. I can’t believe the books I am reading that I never would have picked up without the requirement to read these for the club. Oh, the places I’ve gone. Really. I suggest you find a local book club and join up and even if you can’t get to the meetings, read the books! We have one over-achiever in the club who reads all the books nominated! Continue reading “Book Club Books”

Obsession with Dogs

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my terrier mix rescued dog, Tilda? She’s goofy, loyal, stubborn, always shedding, slobbers when she gets excited, wants to kill two particular dogs in our neighborhood, and loves to give me The Look when someone else is petting her. As a low-self-esteem person about my writing, having this loyal and warm and loving dog who misses me if I am gone for more than 5 minutes keeps me grounded and happy. Continue reading “Obsession with Dogs”

February Word of the Month — Plague

This flu season has been one of the worst in memory with a higher death rate than we have come to expect in modern medical times. Everyone, pretty much, has had the flu or a cold that won’t go away. Some people got their flu shots and still got sick. I think we are the lucky ones because having the flu shot probably made the case of flu we suffered much less dangerous than if we hadn’t been inoculated. Continue reading “February Word of the Month — Plague”

Remembering

This month I am putting off the Word of the Month until Sunday. Because February 1st is a day that is etched in my heart. I can’t believe it’s already been a year. I can’t believe it’s only been a year. February 1st, 2017, is the day my best friend left this world. She left her children, her grandchild, her pets, her new love, her aged parents, her family spread all over, and her friends. Continue reading “Remembering”