Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What I'm Reading Wednesday

I finished Face of Danger by Roxanne St. Claire last night.  This is a Romantic Suspense novel.  Great book.

I just started Cookie Dough Or Die by Virginia Lowell.  This is the first in Cookie Cutter Shop mystery series.  I'm only a few pages into the book, but am already intrigued.

Monday, June 27, 2011

How much money is enough?

There was an article in my local newspaper this week that the Winklevoss twins dropped their suit against Mark Zuckerberg.  They were suing for more money for their part in developing Facebook.  In 2008, when they first signed their settlement deal with Zuckerberg, it was worth $20 million in cash and $45 million in stock options.  Today, the stock is worth over $100 million.  Even with those figures, they still don’t think it’s enough money.  It’s my understanding that the Winklevoss twins come from an affluent background, are multimillionaires in their own right, never wanting for anything (except maybe ownership of Facebook), and already have enough money to do whatever they want to do in their lives without having to worry how they’ll pay their bills yet $20 million in cash and $45 million in stock wasn’t good enough.  They must have thought it was good enough at one point; they did sign the original settlement deal.

It’s not just the Winklevoss twins who have more than what they need and don’t think it’s enough.  Some years ago, the mother of one of Sean P. Diddy Combs’ children took him to court for an increase in child support.  She wanted more money, stating she couldn’t possibly raise the child on less than $35,000 (yep, that’s right $35,000) a month.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a strong believer and supporter of child support, but not being able to support a child on less than $35,000 a month?  I know people who support their entire family on $35,000 a year or less.

So I ask, when does needing or wanting enough money to live without having to worry how you’re going to pay the next bill due change into no matter how much money I have, it’s not enough?  How much money is enough before it turns into just plain greed?

Friday, June 24, 2011

This I Know For Sure...

      You can offend someone, somewhere, somehow without even knowing it, much less meaning to.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What I'm Reading Wednesday

I read across all genres with the exception of horror.  I have too vivid of an imagination.  I tried reading a Stephen King novel years ago and it gave me nightmares so I never finished it. 

On to what I'm reading this week:  Absolutely, Positively by Heather Webber.  Actually, I just finished this last night.  It's the third book in a series.  The first book is Truly, Madly, and the second book is Deeply, Desperately.  All three books are great.  


Monday, June 20, 2011

Am I Crazy?

Writing has always been something I've done whether on paper or just in my head.  Sometimes I'd rewrite stories I'd read or movies I'd watched to make them "better."  Other times characters appeared in my mind fully formed insisting I write down their exploits.  Over the years, after having friends back away slowly when I start talking about the people who only exist in my head and others who pretend to be interested, but soon their eyes glaze over and drool forms at the corners of their mouths, I began to wonder if I was crazy as I spoke about imaginary men and women that only I heard.  Then I met other people like me.  I wasn't crazy after all.  I was a writer.  What a relief. 

I hope you’ll join me on my journey as I wend my way through the trials and tribulations of balancing the day job, writing along with its inevitable rejections, and blogging.  Each Monday, I'll be posting about writing and life in general, Wednesdays will be about what I'm currently reading, and each Friday I'll be posting, to paraphrase Oprah, what I know for sure.  I also hope to have guest bloggers at least once a month on Wednesdays. 

Please feel free to comment.  I'll be checking back in the evenings on the days that I post.