Monday, September 26, 2016

Musing Mondays: Library sale and a new series

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…
THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What is currently on your TBR pile?
My daughter and I went to the used book sale at our library this weekend. We both came away with several books and big smiles. I added to my Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb collection which makes me happy. 
I also got a few new-to-me books. One of which is called Flirting With Danger by Suzanne Enoch. It was released in 2005 and is the first book in a series. I am thoroughly enjoying the book so far and hoping to be able to get the next four books in the series. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Crochet flowers


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon

The Fall edition of Dewey's 24-Hour readathon is approaching! It is being held on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Go here if you'd like to sign up to take part in the hours and hours of reading and commiserating with fellow bookworms!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Friends

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We had an unexpected visit from friends tonight. An evening spent with friends is always wonderful!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Amazing painting


This is one of the many amazing pieces of art that was at the mortuary today. My kids and I love this painting! It's colorful, full of music, art, color and feminine at the same time. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Eternity in Death by J.D. Robb

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB at Books and a Beat. To play along, just do the following:

- Grab your current read 

- Open to a random page 

- Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page 

- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) 

- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser. 

My teaser this week is from J.D Robb's Eternity in Death:

"Hand's quicker than the eye," Eve muttered. "He worked as a magician, he's worked the grift all of his life. He offered the blood sample without a blink because he knew he could swing it so it wouldn't match."

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Home grown


My daughter helped her grandma pick the home grown tomatoes today. She is understandably quite proud of this one. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Smile because it happened

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I'm doing my best to stay positive during a difficult time. Funny how the exact right quote from Dr. Seuss shifted my perspective. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Teaser Tuesdays: Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB at Books and a Beat. To play along, just do the following:

- Grab your current read 

- Open to a random page 

- Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page 

- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) 

- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser. 

My teaser this week is from page 37 of J.D Robb's Apprentice in Death:

The second victim, the obstetrician, the regular. That rink, that time, that day of the week habitual. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Write every day


"Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers."

Ray Bradbury

I have been a writer most of my life. Three years ago I decided to take on a challenge called Write Chain. The premise of which is to develop a daily writing habit. The participants were meant to think of each day as a chain in their writing journey. I wrote about my journey in December of 2013 when I had reached 100 days of straight writing. I am amazed, excited and humbled that I have been writing every single day for three years now. 

I will continue with my daily writing. It has become essential to me. I need to write every day almost as much as I need to breathe. I am so thankful that I found that challenge and decided to take it on. My writing has improved in ways I didn't even know it could improve. I've had a couple of short stories published and interest in my novels. I am currently finishing up a novel that I pitched the idea about to one of the well-known publishers. They liked my idea and said write the book so that is what I have been doing. I will finish writing it within the next two weeks. Then I will spend the rest of September and all of October revising said novel. I will submit it by the end of October and cross my fingers hoping for the best.

As of today, I am beginning year four of my daily writing. I'm excited to see where this year takes me on my writing journey.