Thursday, July 15, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Almost Time

Time to go to Colorado
Time to see friends
Time to write what I want to write
Time to draw
Time to enjoy old friends
drink wine
watch squirrels and birds
be on guard for bear visits
smell mountain air
look at art
watch a chick-flick
listen to aspen
cool mornings-coffee on the deck
Time to be selfish
wait on myself
take naps
read, read, read
read more.
This is my idea of vacation.
I leave on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Once again I find myself in a balancing act, much like those very bad ones on America's got talent, the ones that Piers immediately buzzes because they drop something. I'm dropping. I get involved in one project and immediately drop something that I should be taking care of on another one. I'm trying to keep up with nonfiction, fiction and a work related project that I have to partly do on my own time.

Fiction is fun and what I love to write, even though it's work sometimes. Nonfiction pays, enough said. Writing about diarrhea and the bugs that cause it, not so much. Then there is studying for IC Certification. A pain, but necessary. I miss the fiction, since it gets short-changed for the more immediate deadlines.

Its kind of like when you write fiction only, love the creative juices that go along with writing the first draft but hate editing, and yet you are finishing a first draft, editing another project and writing a synopsis(everyone hates that.) I should have put a whine warning at the first of this, huh?

Here I am published, on Amazon and Kindle, print books and I'm fussing about having work to do. Can I whine about the full time job? No, guess not, since a lot of people would kill for one. Getting old? Oops, the alternative ain't so great. Guess I'd just better look forward to Colorado and get it together.

What's your whine today?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Colorado or Bust

In two weeks, this will be my view as I drive into Cuchara. Okay, minus the snow. But it will be cool and comfortable and beautiful and I can't wait. Writing and painting on the deck, my favorite things in the world. Watching deer, chipmunks, squirrels, Stellar Jays, Mountain Chickadees, too much fun.

Catching up with friends, even more fun. Us girls and gossip, wine, dine
shop, go to art shows and loung on the deck as the Hummers dive at us. We also write, plot and do other writerly stuff. I always love this time of year at my favorite place. My mind is already there. Can't I go today? Just sit on the deck and read? The very air and scent of the place renews me. I thought that sweet mountain air was just a legend, or figure of speech until I started going up into the mountains.
If you need a summer read for your stay on the deck or patio,
beach or boat, pick up your copy of "Privy to Murder" or "Bloody Murder" today on Amazon.