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March Gray and Turtle Speed and finding my Voice

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It’s been gray weather for days. Cold, windy and misty. I have once again shot myself in the foot and agreed to do legal work and maybe spent only an hour or two on my story. What I have is decent but I’m only half way through if that. I’m no James Patterson for sure I write at turtle speed.

Some people have a knack with short prose and humor. As much as I’d like to emulate Janet Evonovich in my writing I’m afraid the funny bug missed me, although my husband continually finds me funny.

Nevertheless, I’m finding my voice gradually and things get easier except for the ever present shortage of time.

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Pure Drivel

Sometimes you write like a superstar and it’s all good. Other days you stare at the screen and write pure drivel which is scary because you fear that the next day will again be drivel. The key Is to write through it.


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Friday the 13th

Not a witchy day, but the sad commemoration of the wholesale murder of almost all of the Knights Templar by the Catholic Church in a bid to erase their power leaving tantalizing hints of secrets and treasure behind.

Supposed to be a weekend with my four sisters this weekend but weather was forecasted to be wonky, so I’ll be writing instead.


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Hello 2017!

Hello New Year, welcome. I didn’t make it to midnight last night going to bed around 11 p.m. Still, at midnight I heard the firecrackers going off for a good twenty minute. Resolutions? I have a few. One is to go out more. Not to run the roads mind you but to do more, participate more and enjoy more. I will be trying to drag my reclusive husband with me.  

Yes, I’m an introvert and I spend a lot of time alone and like it. But, there are movies to see, music to hear and a whole world out there to be experienced.  2017 here I come!


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Post Election

To say I’m disappointed in the results of the election is an understatement. I see this country potentially going back fifty to seventy-five years regarding our social culture.

Women’s rights to the privacy of making their own determinations as to their bodies consulting with their families and doctors are at risk. Race relations have dropped. Well, is that true, or have we come nowhere in these past twenty years and it’s just been undercover?

Long-standing political relationships are at risk, and the economic viability of the country is up for grabs by the elite. Trump ran as a president for the people. While I wish him success as a President for all our sakes, I can’t help but feel like we are all in for a rough couple of years.

Health care, insurance all of it is up for grabs, not to mention social security and Medicare/MedicaidĀ upon which several of my relatives dependĀ on and which I may have to depend on in my elderly years. It’s all very troubling.


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Monday

A nice walk this Monday morning even though the bugs were biting. I sprayed bug repellent everywhere but my face and came back with three bits (on my face.) Zika anyone? My hubby just killed a baby rattler on the sidewalk. Guess I’m staying in forever more and taking Phoebe out on a leash! This is the second rattler we’ve seen near the house.

Got all the chores done over the weekend so I can spend this time writing. So long then, to the novel we go!