Friday, March 23, 2018

This I know for sure...

I've started crocheting daisy squares, but haven't decided which background color I like best. I have three done even though they don't take long to make, about 30 minutes or less from start to finish. The problem is finding the time to make them. I have a greenish color I want to use as the square part, but still need to make that one.

Let me know which one of the picture below you like best. Or if you have a color suggestion for the square part. Thanks.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

What's Up Wednesday

This week...

My Current WIP (Work In Progress): I didn't get as much done as I'd hoped last week. I had a couple of appointments after work and had some unexpected visitors that cut into writing time. With only one appointment after work, I'm hoping to do better this week.

Quote of the Week: "You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind." ~ Irish Proverb

What I'm Reading:  I started Touch of Red by Laura Griffin on Sunday. This is the 12th book in the Tracers series. 

Random Thoughts: It's been a bright and sunny few days. The temperature has been hovering between 30 and 35 degrees each day. I'm not complaining though. No snow is forecast at all this week. After all the snow we've gotten since March 1st, I'm welcoming the break from the winter weather even if it is still cold.

Random Photo of the Week:

                                   A close up of Somebody. I love his little pink nose.

Monday, March 19, 2018

First Monday

This is the first Monday of my new "what I'll post on Mondays" and I have no idea what to write. I wonder if it's possible to give yourself writer's block over a blog post.

Nothing exciting or funny happened last week. I went to work, came home, shoveled more of the neverending snow we're getting, did some writing, exercised, had two unexpected visits from family and did all the usual household stuff we all do every day.

I could write (whine) about working on the synopsis of my manuscript, but it's still in the infancy stage where I'm deciding what must be included and what I want to include all while trying to keep it to 3 pages or less in length.

I haven't done any baking lately though I do want to make more corn muffins. I also have a new pound cake recipe I want to try. Maybe I'll have the extra time for baking in a couple of weeks when I'm off from work.

So here's my first new Monday post - a bunch of words about not much. :o)

Friday, March 16, 2018

This I know for sure...

I came across a new to me author about a year or so ago. I was in my local library and browsing the shelves in the romance section. The book was titled Till I Kissed You by Laura Trentham. It's a small town set contemporary romance. At the time I didn't realize it was the third book in the Cottonbloom series. Since reading that book, I've read all of the other books in the series and loved each one. As you know from my Wednesday post, I'm reading the latest book in the series, When The Stars Come Out.

Ms. Trentham has written another contemporary series - The Falcon Football series. I haven't read the three books in this series yet, but plan to. She also has two historical romance series. I'm a big fan of historical romance so I've added these books to my "To Be Read" list as well.

The point of this post is to share the wonderful work of Laura Trentham. (I don't know Ms. Trentham and have never met her nor have ever had any contact with her. I'm including this side note so you don't think I'm promoting a friend's books or that I'm being compensated in any way. I just really enjoy her books and want to spread the word about an author who writes wonderful books.)

If you'd like to read her books, the best place to find out more about the series she's written and the order of the books in each series is on her website -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

What's Up Wednesday

This week...

My Current WIP (Work In Progress): I'm still a little behind where I wanted to be by the beginning of this week. I have a couple of appointments after the day job this week so I'm hoping to at least get the number of pages done that will keep me on track minus the few pages I'm behind.

Quote of the Week: “Success will depend on creating smaller goals. That big aim happens in thousands of little moves.” ~ Unknown

What I'm Reading:  I'll be starting When The Stars Come Out by Laura Trentham. This is the 5th book in the Cottonbloom series. I absolutely love this series and highly recommend it.

Random Thoughts: We changed our clocks forward this past weekend. While I hate losing that extra hour of sleep, it does mean we're getting ever closer to spring. After the Nor'easters we keep having, I'm more than ready to leave winter behind. 

Random Photo of the Week:

                                   Mrs. Green hoping for a fish sandwich of her own.

Monday, March 12, 2018


Had a David Bowie moment in the title of this post, but it seemed fitting.

I read an article recently that stated as a author you shouldn't write blog posts about the mechanics of writing unless that's the purpose of your blog. Most people who follow author blogs are readers and aren't interested in the "How To's" of writing.

With that in mind, I'm changing my Monday posts to things I experience as an author trying to get her writing career off the ground, funny things that happen to me that I might be able to incorporate into a story, and the like. I'll still post the occasional recipe I want to share since I like to bake. I will also be hosting guest authors from time to time.