Writing is in my blood and my heart, right next to loving parrots and finches and wanting to be Susie Homemaker. And gardening. And my dog. I’ve always had issues with focus, in my work life and my social life. I still belong to too many groups and of course, I volunteer too much. Will I ever get my book published? Continue reading “Random Writer Thoughts”
Recently, a dear person who took something I posted on Facebook as a personal insult told me I only pay attention to things when it’s convenient for me. Because when she told me, F— you, my son jumped in to defend me, not knowing anything about the woman’s situation. By the time I became aware of it, this usually sweet person had come apart at the seams. I was doing my daily posts on my author pages and working on my book. I guess my Facebook feed should have been my top priority. Continue reading “October Word of the Month — Convenient”
Thanks to my favorite Regency Romance author and my favorite husband, I have read a lot of romance over the last few months. And thanks to my science fiction and fantasy book club, I read some things I would not have picked up otherwise. There has been a dearth of movies, however, so there’s that. And not that many books, all told. Let’s get to it. Continue reading “September Tweet What You Read”
If you were an actor, would you rather get an Academy Award, knowing you were chosen for the amount of money your producer could invest in advertising your skills, or a People’s Choice award, where you are chosen because of your fan base? Many actors say they would much rather have the latter award.
In my younger days, when I was single, I wrote to have romance in my life. I read a lot of romance, too, especially Regency romance where an arranged marriage might happen, and shifters where a life mate might not be the one you were looking at, but it’s the one you had to have. Fate was an important part of my idea of love. Continue reading “Why Do You Write?”
Sunday’s blog was a recap of half of the notes I had from our speaker, Jack Davidson, retired police officer and manager of his own security company. One thing that Jack did while visiting us was to leave a backpack by the door to the room. No one in the Romance Writers of America, San Diego group thought anything of it. We were chastised very playfully for letting that slip by. I shared one of the incidents I have been involved in where someone saw something and said something and now I want to share both the incidents that call to mind. Continue reading “If You See Something”
I’m sitting in a hot tub at my fitness center, tired from walking in the morning then swimming here. The pool was chilly, but the spa is warm and full of salt water. I just about drift off to sleep when my mind thinks, Throw in some onions, carrots, celery, and potatoes, and I’ll be done in half an hour. I just don’t think there’s much call for Demi Soup. Continue reading “Meandering Mind”