November 25th, 2013
Just a quick note to say Happy Thanksgiving to all in the States celebrating this week. If you’re like me, it’s a crazy week working around abbreviated school schedules etc, crazy insane weather predictions, and more, so I just wanted to wish everyone a SAFE, happy, holiday. In this weird world we live in, please take a moment to be thankful.
And for those of you wondering… Redemption Road and Christmas at Holly Wood are both now available so– Happy Reading!
November 19th, 2013
Yes, they’re finally, finally, finally here! Almost.
The teasing/wait is almost over. Redemption Road, Christmas at Holly Wood and Blue Moon Christmas are soooo close! I’m a wee bit behind schedule do to some family/health issues that hit hard over the summer but I am so pleased to wrap up the Stone Gap Mountain series so be sure to check back!
October 20th, 2013
It’s fall. I know it’s fall. Fall is pretty, milder temps. No big deal, right? So why am I freezing? Yesterday for a cross country meet I had layers upon layers upon layers and still froze. It’s only 50. And it’s fall. Me? I’m not made for winter.
How are you enjoying the cooler temps and changing leaves? I love the colors and pumpkins. Just gorgeous.
October 10th, 2013
I’ve picked up a new hobby. I won a free oil painting class a few months back, and considering I’m a girl who draws stick people, well, let’s just say I didn’t hold out a lot of hope that I would be able to paint more than…stick people. LOL
Well, turns out I can! Who knew?! I definitely won’t win any art awards or become a professional, but it’s FUN and relaxing and I’ve now painted a total of 3 pictures. None of them are perfect but I painted them and I had fun doing it. That’s the important thing right?
But don’t worry, I’m not neglecting the writing. Painting, AKA playing with paints, has become my “reward” for getting my writing done. I finished the rough draft of REDEMPTION ROAD and then painted a snowman picture to practice what I’d learned in class.
What are your hobbies? Did you pick any of them up later in life?
September 29th, 2013
We all have them. Those feelings of ups and downs we get for various reasons. This week I had quite a few of them due to family issues, health related issues and a slew of other things. Things would look UP and then bam, back down I’d go again when something inevitably went wrong. I knew there was a reason I stopped riding roller coasters years ago! I don’t like them. They make my stomach churn too much. LOL
Now here it is the start of a new week and I’m looking forward to finishing up REDEMPTION ROAD, Duncan’s story in The Stone Gap Mountain Series. I’m in the home stretch, and during the wee hours of the night when I stared at the ceiling I had an a-ha moment of “that’s how that’s got to happen” in the story. Thank goodness I keep my phone handy to take notes, otherwise my sleep-addled brain would never remember the details of how to go about making things happen. I know what needs to happen, but I don’t always know how to make them happen. That’s were the fun and surprise of writing comes into play for me as well as the reader. Sometimes, I’m just as surprised as you are! LOL
What about you? Did you have a good week? A good weekend? How are things going where you are?