weather


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First off — my thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the storms in the American south last night. The videos I’ve seen are frightening for the power of the tornadoes and how they just whip through neighborhood after neighborhood destroying lives in their wake. Stay safe everyone.   For […]

Storms on two fronts


Ugh. It’s April yet it’s blowing a gale and there’s snow in the air. I figured there’d be one more storm just to remind us we live in Canada, but I don’t like it when it’s into April and still snowing. Not unheard of, but it still leaves me grumpy. […]

Spring is Here? Where?


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It’s been so cold out today, that it’s been tough to keep the house warm. I’ve got the thermostat cranked up to 70 (generally it’s set to 68), but the office area is still bordering the lower end of the 60s. I’m at the point where I want to wear […]

Back on track



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I could be talking about the over-a-foot of snow we received yesterday or those icicles blocking my view from my kitchen window. I’m not. I’m snowed under by all the marketing and publicity that goes along with the release of a book. Holy Moly, why don’t they warn a newbie […]

Snowed Under


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All right Mother Nature, enough already. Yes, I know Wylie’s kids are having fun building snow forts and toboganning but we adults have had enough of shoveling the darned stuff out of the driveways. Besides we’ve had enough now to guarantee us a white Christmas. (Although I understand that it […]

I should have listened to Fozzy Bear


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It’s been a busy day – but a really satisfying type of busy as I finally completed a couple of things on my To Do list. Which was good because I’d had a restless night. Gizmo Guy said I woke him up screaming at about 5 a.m. (I’d tell you […]

Prezzies from a Paperback Writer



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I’m exhausted – no, not for the reasons you’re probably thinking considering I was in a hotel room with a king-sized bed. I couldn’t sleep because the muse hit again last night. And solved a few problems that have bothered me. I love when that happens. Peterborough was lovely yesterday. […]

But it’s supposed to be SPRING!


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Daily Wordcount: 2667 wordsEnd of Week Wordcount: 16,011 words Phew! I’ve decided I’m aiming for approximately 60K, so I’m a little under a third done. However, I’m feeling guilty. It has been beautiful outside the last few days – finally reaching into the mid-20s (that’s mid 70’s for your Fahrenheit-speaking […]

End of the week wrap up


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Word count update: 2900 words for today! My latest story is coming together wonderfully – it’s got a delicious hunky hero named Sam in it and a lot of his humor is coming through, making me laugh which is always something I love when I write. (It’s so much better […]

Spring is finally here



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I was supposed to be out on these roads today driving my mother around but Mother Nature sent us snow and freezing rain as one of our first winter challenges. As a kid I used to love winter. I especially enjoyed snow days when the snowplows couldn’t get down our […]

Hibernating


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It’s that strange time of year here where you need t-shirts in the afternoon, and sweatshirts or sweaters in the evenings and mornings; when your S.O. kicks off the covers at bedtime complaining they’re hot, forcing you to blindly grope in the pitch dark of 3 a.m. desperate to find […]

Falling …


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I should have posted goals for this week but I haven’t. Can’t even begin to think of doing anything but getting through the week. Keeping me busy #1: my erotica novella. I sent off 90% of my ms. to my critique partners for them to tear apart. I’ve got two […]

Busy busy busy