Monday, November 29, 2021

Happy Hanukkah

 

                      Wishing everyone who celebrates the holiday a Happy Hanukkah.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Monday Check In

Last week...

Writing Related: I'm still working on revisions and edits for Ivan's story. I'm hoping to have them completed and the book out to my beta readers by the end of the first week of December. 

Motivational Quote: "I do the very best I can to look upon life with optimism and hope." ~ Rosa Parks. I'm repeating last week's quote because there were a few times last week when staying optimistic was harder than I expected it to be.

What I'm Reading: I'm reading Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti. It's the fourth and last book in the Sin Brothers series.

Random Things: It's the start of baking season. Besides the usual cookies and other treats I usually bake around the holidays, I have a number of different bread and muffin recipes that I want to try.

Random Photo:


 Mrs. Green likes to cuddle against my pillow and among my blankets when I get out of bed.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Monday Check In

Last week...

Writing Related: I'm still working on revisions for Ivan's story. I found a couple of plot holes that need filling. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I'll have Ivan's story ready to be published in November.

Motivational Quote: "I do the very best I can to look upon life with optimism and hope." ~ Rosa Parks

What I'm Reading: I'm reading Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti. It's the second book in the Sin Brothers series.

Random Things: I don't do any yarn crafting in the summer, but am looking forward to working on a new project. I've started crocheting a new blanket. It's made of separate panels that are then sewn together. I only have one panel done so far.

Random Photo:  


                          Somebody exploring the tunnel under his scratching bench.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Monday Check In

Last week...

Writing Related: I'm still working on revisions for Ivan's story. I hope to have everything finished by the end of next week.

Motivational Quote: "Don’t be afraid to dream big. You have time to make this happen. Think long term. It’s all doable with a good plan." ~ Unknown

What I'm Reading: I'll be starting Pane and Suffering by Cheryl Hollon tonight. It's the first book in the Webb's Glass Shop Mystery series. I haven't read anything by this author before so I'm looking forward to starting it.

Random Things: Following the advice given by nearly every news type program, I started my holiday gift shopping last weekend. We placed a large order through Amazon and I was prepared to wait a while for the items to be delivered as shipping delays have been in the news for weeks now. Surprisingly, we received our entire order two days after we ordered and we're not even Amazon Prime members. I hope when we purchase the remainder of our gifts that the delivery is just as quick.

Random Photo: 


For Halloween this year my nephew was the Mayor of Halloween Town from The Nightmare Before Christmas. He's fascinated with the movie.


Monday, November 1, 2021

Monday Check In

Last week...

Writing Related: I started the process of revisions for Ivan's story last week. I'm hoping it will take about 3 weeks so I get the book out to my beta readers. 

Motivational Quote: "What matters most in life is good health and a good night's sleep." ~ Waheeda Rehman

What I'm Reading: I started Mocha, She Wrote by Ellie Alexander last night. It's the 13th book in the Bakeshop Mystery series. I really enjoy reading this series.

Random Things: I picked the motivational quote this week because I really do believe good health makes all the difference in the quality of one's life. As a writer, I'm more sedentary than I should be. I sit at my day job and then I come home and sit while I write. I try to exercise at least 30 minutes at least 4 days a week, but I'm not always successful. The best one can do is try.

Random Photo:


                   Happy Halloween! (This skull was in an exam room at my doctor's office.)

Monday, October 25, 2021

Monday Check In

Last week...

Writing Related: I only managed to get fifteen pages of new material written for Ivan's story. My mom and I both had a couple of appointments that ate into my writing time. I'm trying hard this week to write as much as I can this week to make up the the deficit. 

Motivational Quote: "Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently." ~ Unknown

What I'm Reading: I finished reading Twisted Truths by Rebecca Zanetti yesterday afternoon. It's the third and final book in the Blood Brothers series. 

Random Things:  I went to the library Friday after work and came home with too many books. Although I also feel there is no such thing as having too many books to read. It just might be hard to get them all read within the three week borrowing period. It's a good thing my local library lets you renew them twice before they have to be returned.

Random Photo:


                       It's finally been cool enough to bake so I made blueberry muffins.