Monday, December 30, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!








I know this is a bit early, but I want to wish you a Happy New Year, in case I forget on Wednesday.

I had a wonderful Christmas with family from as far away as Charleston, as well as local. Looking forward to a super 2020.

Hope your New Year is filled with blessings and your heart's desire.

Do you know any of the songs on the poster?

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

I no longer put up a Christmas Tree. Do you wonder why?


"Trees are for climbing," Tiger says.

I am not going to disagree. 

This is from several years ago. Since I no longer furnish him with a tree inside, he goes outside and climbs as many trees as he wants to.

"That was a fake one, anyhow," he says.

He's right.

WISHING A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Patches and Happy send their best wishes too.


Monday, December 16, 2019

A GREAT DAY!

Welcome to a new Monday. Hope you had a super weekend. It's cold today, with a 13 mph wind. I'm staying in the house after we got home from church.

Yesterday was an exciting day. We had a book and craft event at Tom Burnett Memorial Library.  Our librarian does such a great job with events like this. Every space downstairs and upstairs was filled. From food to all sorts of lovely handmade products were available, along with books.


The Library!

I sold more books than I expected and also gave away a couple of titles that no longer are in print. 
Some of the money raised will go for good causes, like gifts for children at Christmas.
Such fun.

Wish you were there, but hope you had a super weekend too.

Must get organized. Ha, ha.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

December IWSG

A new month begins and you know what that means. Yes, Insecure Writer's Support Group.



Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.

let’s rock the neurotic writing world!


Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.


DUE TO NEW YEAR'S DAY FALLING ON A WEDNESDAY, WE WILL BE POSTING JANUARY 8 RATHER THAN JANUARY 1!


Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG

His awesome co-hosts for the December 4 posting of the IWSG are Tonja Drecker, Beverly Stowe McClure, Nicki Elson, Tyrean Martinson!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. Remember, the question is optional!!!

December 4 question - Let's play a game. Imagine. Role-play. How would you describe your future writer self, your life and what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream? Or if you are already there, what does it look and feel like? Tell the rest of us. What would you change or improve?

Mm, interesting question. The first thing that comes to my mind is perhaps I'm doing a little of both. I'm living the dream of writing my stories and having a great time doing it. But, I am not really there yet, if I consider how well my books sell and if anyone has ever heard of me. Being there, in my interpretation means having books that sell thousands of copies and people recognize your name. How many authors can say that? I can't. But, you know what? I'm not going to give up. So, with each story I tell, I try to improve it by making the characters more interesting, or making the plot more exciting, or writing to reach the age group my stories are aimed at. I know I have room for improvement, and I'm trying. If God gives me enough time on this Earth, I might just make it. There's always hope. And lots of writing. And thinking. And dreaming. 

How about you?

Happy Writing!