On Veterans Day, a day when we stop to remember all the good and noble people who have served the U.S. in the armed forces, I am very thankful for all of us who support each other in our daily endeavors. BTW, I served in the Navy four years active and two years reserve, and am a certifiable vet. Thanks, it was my pleasure.
Today is the Veterans Day holiday observed in the US, and since I work for a bank, I have the day off. I have been using my morning to cruise the internet for fellow bloggers, authors, writers services, cover designs and artists, blogs, etc, you name it. I gave myself this little block of playtime as I usually find there’s way too much stuff to look at in my limited time allotted, and today of course is no different. I could cruise for hours and only see a smidgen of what’s out there. (oh wait, that is exactly what I’ve been doing.) I have a number of blog buddies, but it’s hard to find the time to read all of their wonderful posts. I LEA them all. (LEA = like, enjoy, appreciate)
But, with all that said, what I really want to say is how wonderfully supportive everyone is to each other (more often then not). For the most part, we tend to love life, and life loves us back.
Now, isn’t that Grand and Glorious on a major scale?
God bless us humans, we really have it going on.
Enough said, Enjoy Always. T
BTW, will be back soon with more ABC’s of Romance. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as I have writing them. It’s been such fun.
I’ve recently sent off my manuscript for Moonlight Dreams to an editor I like and admire. I’m hoping it will be well received. Hell, I’m hoping she loves it so much she wants to pee her pants.
But then, I took another look at it, again, and I’ve found ten (or twenty!) errors. You know, little things like misspelled words, typos and such, and I think Crap, Crap, Crap, why did I do that?
And then I sit back, take a deep breath – to keep for throwing up – and remind myself that what’s done is done. And it all okay. God still loves me, even if no one else does, TYG.
If the editor likes the story enough, she’ll want to work with me. If she doesn’t (like the story) the lack of those ten (or twenty) typos isn’t going to change her mind. At least I hope not.
I mean, really, if the likeability of my story rests on the absence of any and all typos, I’m toast, or perhaps moldy old Swiss cheese, turning green and full of holes. Woe unto me.
But! If she really likes my story, and can get past my tendency to make a few mistakes, (God bless my human soul) then we’re golden. Every day I get up and try to do my best. Some days are way better than others. Some are like sucking lard through a straw. Some days I shine. And every day is another chance to try and do my best. Not Mark Twain’s best, or Suzanne Brockmann’s, or Monica McCarthy’s, or so&so XXX’s best, [fill in blank with your favorite and bestest author]. I can only do my best.
And if I love myself and the world around me – the world will love me back. So here’s to loving me and loving you. Cheers and Enjoy always, T
I’ve been away on vacation and it was grand. I traveled to Southern California to see my family and friends and went to the Romance Writers (RWA) national conference. All of it was grand.
I spent a lot of years living in So Calif, from the time I was in high school to about 13 years ago. Wow, have I really lived in the SF Bay area that long! My how time does fly.
Going back to the LA area was a harsh reminder of the traffic and freeways. I arranged to meet my son at the Orange County fair and it took me nearly an hour to get from Anaheim to the parking lot at the fairgrounds. Crawling would have been faster as all those cars inched along trying to get to the same place at the same time. I finally had to park outside of the fair, it was just too darn crowed.
But once inside with my son and his girl friend I had a grand time. We ate all the bad foods, drank beer, and went on the Ferris wheel, my one BIG ride for the night. We watched some folks getting tossed around on one of the more outlandish rides and I figured that wasn’t for me. Didn’t want to risk losing all that greasy fair food I’d eaten!! Not fun.
I also attended the RWA conference and had another grand time. So many wonderful, talented writers gathered together to discuss their craft and love of the written word. I pitched a book I’ve finished, I call it my fairytale, Moonlight Dreams. I think it went well and I’ll be sending the MS out to an agent and editor. I hope they like it, but honestly, I had such a grand time writing it, I’ve got to believe it will do well.
Life is grand and any time I can get out on the road to travel is destined to be a good time. Friends, family, good food and a beer at the fair. Who could ask for anything more?
Love you all, Enjoy Always, T
“Romance is the glamor which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze”
Join us Wednesday June 20, 2012 for Our One Year Anniversary Celebration,
“Creating Romance In Your Life
Author Tricia Linden
6:30pm (hosted light meal)
7:00pm enter the circle
Unity of Walnut Creek
1871 Geary Road Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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We are excited to announce that this month marks our one year anniversary. What better way to celebrate an anniversary than with the topic “Creating Romance In Your Life”.
Join us as we welcome Author and Unity member Tricia Linden as she walks us through some fun steps that take a new look at romance, what it is, and how can you create it your life. We will use visualization and story
plotting to gain insightful awareness of our own romantic lives.
Come prepared to write a new chapter in your love life and to HAVE FUN.
Having a partner is NOT a prerequisite.
Tricia is a member of the Unity Community and a dedicated student of
metaphysical spirituality. She has lived in five states, on two islands, and on
a farm. Her love of travel has taken her to over a dozen countries, including
Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia and too many countries in Europe to name.
Besides being an International Banker and the proud mother of two grown
children, she has written two romance novels and is working on the third of the
series. The first book, Return In Time, was released in June 2011 and the
second, Somewhere to Belong is due to be released in spring 2012. Tricia has
spent most of her adult life studying relationships and romance, often using her
own life as the classroom. She is an avid observer of life, love and the pursuit
of romance. After a lifetime of trial and error, she is living happily ever
after with her soul-mate in Northern California.