Ciao, amici! Happy Friday! This week sure flew by. I hope you have a restful weekend planned. I'm still playing catch-up, and I have some personal business to attend to, so that's not in the cards for me. I'll just have to live (or relax) vicariously through you. This week's quote comes courtesy of John Steinbeck.... Continue Reading →
Ciao, amici! This is Thanksgiving week here in the United States, and as you're reading this, I'm either preparing or lying in bed thinking about everything I have to do. Or maybe I'm finally sleeping, exhausted with all that's going on. But I don't mind at all. My family will all be together for the... Continue Reading →
"Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day." How nice to know there are people who can look past inconveniences to see the beauty in the world.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. (John F. Kennedy)
Stephen King on long novels: Reading a good long novel is in many ways like having a long and satisfying affair.
Ciao, amici! These last two weeks have been busy, but oh so fun. It's nice to step away from writing and editing now and then to work on interpersonal connections. And I've been doing just that---visiting old friends and making new ones as I promote Tortured Soul. I've done my fair share of blurb/cover posts. That's... Continue Reading →
Ciao, everybody. How was your week? Mine was exhausting. The kids are back in college, which means my house is returning to its normal schedule. I'd expected to get a lot done, but I'd forgotten my dogs don't adjust well to change. They don't like the house to be empty and quiet, and they moped... Continue Reading →
My brain is exploding. This week was writing, publishing, and marketing---the trifecta of stressful. Well, writing isn't usually stressful. Not for me. Not unless I'm behind on a deadline. And typically, I'm not. (I'm obsessive about meeting deadlines.) But when editing, publishing, and marketing infringe on my budgeted writing time, I can either work myself... Continue Reading →
Ciao, everybody. How was your week? I had one of those "why'd I get out of bed" days---every day. Seemed like everything at work hit the fan and my personal life had more than a few distractions. In short, it could have been more productive. I'd sit down to write and realize I had to... Continue Reading →