Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Whether it’s green eggs or green beer, stay healthy from there to here.

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And so it begins

After twenty plus years noodling away in my brain, I am finally starting to work on an idea I had for Atlantis a long time ago.

To date, I have some characters and a long series of events that will probably span several books.

It is both exciting and daunting, but I hope to be finished by Christmas.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Spring

The weather is warm today and the flowers know it. Here are some of the blooms in our yard:

Okay, that one is not really a flower–it’s broccoli!

We may have one more rain storm coming, so fingers crossed, the flowers last a little longer. Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

Some days, either I take a breather or someone stops breathing.

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Escape Artist

I take my dog to daycare so she can play with other dogs and I can clean the house. She is the kind of dog who sees a moving stick (mop or vacuum) and thinks it is play time, which usually means there are paw prints sliding over my clean floor and it dries that way.

With her safely playing, I felt free to open the doors and windows to allow the fresh air inside while I cleaned.

I hadn’t counted on the Puddin’ Tat.

After mopping the dining room floor, I looked up and noticed the screen door was open just a bit and the gray cat was outside the door.

The little fat head had used his claws on the screen to scooch it just enough to slip outside. I quickly scooped him up and carried him inside, then had to do a head count to make sure none of the others had escaped with him. I enlisted my son’s help.

Of course, he was then kind enough to show me that I could lock the screen door.

Doh!

Ah, well, I guess you do learn something new every day.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Read an eBook Week

From now until Saturday, several of my novels are free at Smashwords.

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Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

You know if you’re going to get good or bad news by how many syllables the bearer pronounces in the word ‘so’.

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Finished

Last night, I was very happy to use up one of my least favorite flavors of hibiscus teas. It was nice to see it go because I had others to take its place and now I had room for one more mug on my tea shelf.

Yes, my tea collection takes up a whole shelf in my kitchen. Actually one and a half shelves but some of that is my daughters, so it doesn’t count.

It took a moment for me to realize how blessed I was to have other tea reserves waiting and that I wasn’t like some characters in my books who live with the grind of poverty.

Of course, then I also realized I was out of milk and I didn’t have any more. So there was that.

Still, I always feel better when I take the time to be grateful for my blessings.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Write Changes

I admit I am struggling. It seemed about 7 years ago when I wrote my current WIP, I had a completely different process. Or I just winged it and wrote whatever I want.

So, now as I go back and try to layer in the stuff that should have been there, I have no idea what that stuff that should have been there is.

Most vexing.

It is a good story, and I am not keen on trashing it or setting it aside for another 7 years.

I think I am going to try to retrograde my current process to see if I can fix the missing bits in the story and make it a little more cohesive.

Wish me luck.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

You know it is going to be an interesting day when you think turning a square will help it fit better into a small space.

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