December was a slow writing month for me.
It was full of great Big Fat Holiday Buts. .. Such as…
I was going to work on editing my third novel, Away Over Yonder, BUT I had to put up the Christmas tree and then I had way too much Christmas shopping to do.
I was going to find the perfect cover photo for my book, Away Over Yonder, BUT I got side tracked looking at all the pretty Christmas decorations and doing on-line shopping.
I was going to keep writing on my current WIP, BUT I had more Christmas packages to wrap.
I was going to write another blog post, BUT I had to attend another holiday party.
Well, I think you get the idea. I’ve been sitting on a whole lot of BIG FAT HOLIDAY BUTS.
However, since the end of the Christmas season is finally upon us, I’ve started writing on my WIP again and have written over 5k words. I’m also scheduled to go over my edits early next week and – well – I’ve written this blog post. At least it’s a start.
So – Happy New Year and Cheers to 2013.
I’m very close to being done with the 2012 holiday season. I just have one more holiday related party and then I will take down my tree. Hopefully, I’ll soon be back to some semblance of a normal writing life. (Normal writing life? Does that even make sense?)
Keep smiling and Enjoy Always, T
Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year when we get a few more moments of daylight. The sun rises just a wee bit earlier and sets just a wee bit later. I love the sunshine, and I’m ready for the sun and heat of summer.
I like the idea of more. More daylight, more sun, more assurance that summer is finally here, and more time for romance. It’s all those things we associate with romance; long walks on the beach, moonlight strolls, candlelight, and lots of skin showing as the sweaters come off and the shorts go on. It’s all good.
I also love romance. I love reading about it, writing about it, and experiencing it. I LEA sharing my thoughts and writing with you.
Both of my novels, Return In Time and Somewhere To Belong, use the summer solstice as the magical day when my hero and heroine begin their magical journey through time. “Love, ’tis the strongest magic of them all.”
May you have a truly magical day.
Enjoy always, T
A dear fellow blogging buddy tagged me recently. Linda Vernon got tagged and was so thoughtful, kind, considerate, just down-right-mean enough, to tag me too!! This is my kinda, sorta, response to her tag, since I’ve not good at following all the rules. I’m the kind of persone that when the instructions say “Read all instructions before starting this project.” who basically ignores said instructions.
So for the seven words that describe me (as if) I’ll go with:
Happy - needs no real explanation.
Honest - more often than not.
Friendly – again, more often than not (just being honest here).
A Talker – not afraid to speak my mind.
Generous - I hope, and I try.
Hopeful and Romantic - as in a hopeful romantic.
Okay, now on to some really tough questions, of which I have opted to pick and choose, because this is only a kinda, sorta, response to being tagged.
What keeps me up at night? Besides not being asleep, my beau (for all the right reasons), reading and writing.
Who would I like to be? Me at my best.
What am I wearing right now? A business suit, not very exciting. I should have done this at night!
What scares me? Not being good enough – is that honest enough for you?
There’s more and I hope to get back to finishing this tagging buz – maybe later. One of the requests (requirements) is that I tag seven more bloggers. I want to give this some thought, so it may take some time as – well who knows what can happen while I’m giving it some thought.
Todays’ blog was brought to you by Silly and Foolish, two of my dearest selves.
Enjoy always, T
This is a bit late today and I wasn’t here on Tuesday. I was in bed, trying to sleep off a cold. It didn’t exactly work, but it helped. I needed the rest, and my body was in a mood to let me know who’s in charge when it comes to my physical well being when I’m not being good to myself. So it figured it would smack me up-side the head and fill it with yellow-green slimy stuff, and make my throat scratchy, and make me tired, and well I think you get the picture. Not pretty, I know, but we’ve all been there.
I can’t complain too loud or long. It’s been five or more years since I’ve been hit this hard with a cold. Yeah for me! Here’s to your health and mine!
Colds are little things that can cause chaos. I was on the phone earlier today talking to a customer, trying to tell them how we can provide ‘added value service’ and I was coughing up a storm. I could hardly carry on a conversation and wanted very much to postpone the conversation for another time, maybe ever another day. But I didn’t. The guy seemed interested in what I had to say so I coughed and sputtered my way through the sales pitch, hoping they would give me another chance to make good on my presentation. Nasty old cold. You lose big points for that.
I heard that it takes seven to eight days to get over a cold if you stay home and rest. But if you continue to work through a cold it can take a week or more to get over. So I’m doing both. Resting and working and I’m keeping track. This cold has a deadline. Only a few more days and it needs to pack up and move on. Hello, cold. I hope you’re listening.
Look at that I feel better already. Keep a smile on your face and some laughter in your soul. It’s some of the best medicine known to woman.
Enjoy always, T
Remember when you learned your ABCs and 123s? And now you know how to read and spell and balance your checkbook (okay, some of us are still having problems with that one).
Remember when you learned about history and politics? And now you know how the world works, and sometime even understand!
Remember when you learned how to drive a car, and the open road became your friend? And now you know about stop signs and speed limits and how to follow the traffic laws – or not.
Remember when you learned about Love, and a time when you felt loved, really loved (from mom, dad, sister, brother, friend, lover, or whatever, you name it)? And now you know you are loveable.
But maybe sometimes we forget. Or life seems to suck that feeling right out of us. But I’m here to remind you – you are loved. There is always a higher power that walks beside you and loves you. So….in case you forgot in all the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season….let me remind you – you are loved.
What if you knew?
Enjoy always, T