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trying to get back in the saddle

Well, middlest is married and heading into the future with his wife. They’re back in California, moved into the new apartment with room for a baby due in February. They’re excited and happy. So are we. We’re making plans to be out there when the baby comes and trying to get our heads around being grandparents.

All of which is massively distracting. I had thought I’d come home from the wedding ready to get back in the saddle and just turn out the words the way I used to. It was so easy to think that the wedding distraction was why I wasn’t getting any writing done.

But of course there’s always another distraction. Sometimes you do have to let real life take over, but most of the time it’s just another factor to be dealt with. There are always distractions. I have to write anyway. Get back in the saddle. Make words instead of excuses.

Watch me go!

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I’m now live on Amazon

I’ve been live on Amazon for quite some time, but what with middlest’s wedding and the canoe trip and all the rest of the late summer chaos, I forgot to post about it until now 🙂

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00NFQQ17M

If you read Bad Fairies and liked it, please think about leaving a review.

plot possibilities

http://bonniers.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/plot-bunnies-anyone/

Overamped is just about ready to go

124,177 words after edits. Still some cleanup and final spellcheck to go. Plus I have to write a blurb. But Overamped should be in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest on Friday. Assuming they haven’t reached 10K entries before that.

yummy new recipe

We tried this recipe from Runner’s World tonight, and it was sensational. 

http://www.runnersworld.com/recipes/recipe-bean-bourguignon

I used bacon instead of pancetta, and some aging white zinfandel somebody brought to a Christmas party but otherwise followed the recipe, which is unusual for me 🙂 

I served it with fruit salad, which was good. Next time maybe I’ll try it with green salad and french bread. 

Website updates coming

Stay tuned for new layout, new header, new photos — even an author picture, maybe!

Happy holidays!

A bit of a different look for the holiday season: not nearly as spooky 🙂 

I hope everyone is enjoying whatever holiday they celebrate and making good memories to keep you warm. I know many people have bad memories and bad situations, with too much stress and too many expectations. I wish you peace, or at least survival. 

And whoever you are, wherever you are, I hope the season and the coming year bring you love, peace, health, prosperity, spiritual growth, and most of all your heart’s desire.