Once a month a group of writers gets together to give or receive support. It is called the Insecure Writers Support Group. #IWSG
If you are in need of or perhaps you have some inspiration to share please join us…
Can you believe that this time next month we will have started the A-to-Z Challenge.
Have you signed up? Do you need more information?
I am stressing out because I have not written one post yet. I still do not have a theme. There is hope for the theme I do have an idea floating around in my mind.
For me writing under pressure has always worked. I want to be organized and well prepared but life just seems to always get in the way. I am working on that. I am putting together a file of ideas for blog post titles and hoping that will inspire posts. I’ve also started a weekly page count goal verses a daily word count goal. For me it is working.
During my very first A-to-Z Challenge I was doing the final edits on my first book. This year I am doing the final edits on my second book. It is going to be crazy…
In the mean time I am headed to Florida for Bike Week. I am planning to write to posts each day while I am there. I am counting on the warm weather for inspiration.
Do you write better under the pressure of deadlines or are you more organized?
Friday is the day I link up with Friday Fragments. What are Friday Fragments you ask? Stop over and visit our lovely host, Mrs.4444. You will find everything you need to join in there.
This is a very sad Friday for me. My sweet friend Joelle passed away on Monday surrounded by her family and Tina and I. Her service is tomorrow. I am so sad.
An excerpt from The Stranger in My Recliner, my next book. I would love to know what you think…
The homeless people walking among us are invisible to most. We look past them, avoiding eye contact with them at all cost. I always did. Not so much purposely it was more subconsciously. I never wanted to intentionally look into the eyes of such vulnerable human beings that could easily be my parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles. It could be a friend or a family member that struggles with mental illness, addiction or chronic poverty. If I didn’t look, I didn’t have to feel anything or do anything for them.
Have you signed up yet for the April A-Z Blogging Challenge? This will be my fourth year of participation and my first year as an ambassador. Check out my last post for all of the information. I hope you decide to give it a try.
I am in North Carolina. My friend Joelle is in a Hospice Facility and I cannot even explain how sad I am and at the same time how happy I am that her pain and suffering will soon be over and she will wake up in Heaven. It really sucks for her husband, children, family and so many friends.
The weather has decided to make a difficult situation even harder for this family.
It got deeper. The issue here is the lack of equipment. No plows, no salt not even many shovels…
I have seen photos from Philadelphia and oh my, that is a lot of snow.
Is it bike week yet? I am so ready for some Florida sunshine.
Have a blessed weekend and please keep Joelle’s family and friends in your prayers.
Every writer needs a support group and one of my favorites (yeah I need several) is the Insecure Writers Support Group. If you need a place to share your insecurities, ask questions or perhaps you have something positive to share with your fellow writers then this is the place for you…
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Friday Fragments are thoughts, those thoughts that are not quite complete enough for their own post yet mentionable none the less. If you have a few fragments of your own and you would like to share them, please visit our lovely host Mrs. 4444…
I am one of ‘those’ crazy sports fans. It happened to me several decades ago when I was a single mom and didn’t want my kids to miss having a man in the house. A friend told me if my kids were involved in sports they would be less likely to get into trouble. I was all for that so I studied and learned the games. All games except for the game of football. Then I met and married John and he helped me understand football, the rules the numbers and the players. So yes, I am a football fan and I am looking forward to the Superbowl. I’m looking forward to the game, the commercials and the food. What are you making?
We are Peyton Manning fans. In fact my daughter and her husband named their third daughter, Peyton. That said, we are not necessarily Bronco’s or Seahawks fans, we are in Philadelphia after all. So I am just hoping for a great, fun game.
Our little Peyton Elizabeth…
The other Peyton:
Have you seen any of the sneak commercial peeks? I think it’s going to be a good add year. Companies are paying four-million-dollars for thirty-second spots, this year. I suspect that is the reason for the leaks. The companies want to get as much bang for those bucks as they can. I think this is everyone’s favorite so far…
Did you watch the Grammys? I am either getting eeks, old or I don’t know. I have to take a deep breath and remember it is about getting people to talk. Speaking of the Grammy’s, my author friend Dina Santorelli has a new book out. I loved her first novel Baby Grand so I am looking forward to reading this one:
I don’t want to say it out loud but forecasters, behind the scenes are watching a massive ‘snow’ event for the second week of February, in the northeast. Yikes they ‘mentioned’ thirty-to-thirty-six-inches, the likes of the storm in 1996. All I can say is NONONONONONO!!! Then again, if I can get to Costco first it might be nice to be snowed in for a few days.
If it happens I hope it happens after February 5. That is the day I am going to New York with two of my daughter’s and yikes, eighteen-year-old granddaughter. It has been TOO LONG since we have had a grown up girls day.
I have the best memories of my brother, David and that 1996 storm. My roof was about to give way so he climbed up onto the roof and shoveled the snow off. He also walked to a local pizza shop, whose owner walked to open, and they made and delivered pizza’s, for the neighborhood. I still miss him so much, I always will.
OMGoodness it is almost Valentine’s Day!
Will you be watching the Winter Olympics? What is your favorite Olympic Sport? Are you worried about security at the Olympics this year?
Have a great weekend!!
*Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.
I would love to see you here:
The greatest football fans will be on our big red couch…
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We would have loved going to the game for the first time, it is only an hour away, in New Jersey but decided with a foot of snow on the ground and temperatures in the single digits our big red sofa with a big ole pot of chile on the stove this is the place to be…
I have missed Friday Fragments. What is Friday Fragments? You will find out all about them and so much more here:
After beating cancer, miraculously three times over the last three years my father died of pneumonia three weeks ago today. Thank you all so much for your prayers and healing thoughts over the past few years. You all really do make me smile. I feel blessed to have had him for an extra three years and blessed that I spent that last week by his side talking, laughing and crying. I was able to say goodbye and for me that was comforting. I am going to miss him.