health, life

I’m a Crazy Old Man

It is a paradox . . . that we must get serious about taking ourselves lightly. We must work at learning to play. ~ Julia Cameron

Even though I’m a Libra with the sign of the scales, I don’t own a scale, because I never weigh myself.

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life, writing

Will She Cheat?

wecover9titleThis campaign has ended. Thank you to everyone who helped me out.

UPDATE: The novel has now been published. You can read an excerpt below and buy Whit’s End, HERE

Well, this is it. Only ONE day left in my Kindle Scout campaign. This is my last promo . . . for the time being. I plan to spread the good news of publication soon, because one way or another, this novel is getting published.

I hope those who read this will play a game with me regarding the characters in my book.

Here’s how it works  . . .

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life, writing

She Met Him Online

wecover9titleThis campaign has ended. Thank you to everyone who helped me out.

UPDATE: The novel has now been published and can be found HERE.

Since this is the last week my novel is in Kindle Scout, I’m going to share more of its content. I’d love for you to read this excerpt, let me know what you think and share it with others.

You see, Ava and Alex’s marriage is hanging by a thread. While things keep getting worse between them, she meets an intriguing man online. They correspond for months, and into a couple of years, when she decides …. well, read it for yourself.

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life, quotes, writing

Unreasonable

There comes a point in my novel, when the character, Ava Whitaker is at her Whit’s End. She struggles to get her husband’s family to understand her, including her husband. Ava thinks she is being pretty reasonable, and that they are the ones being unreasonable. But, if they all think it’s her, than maybe it is?

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life, quotes, writing

Happiness

Ava Whitaker, one of the main characters in my novel, is at her Whit’s End over her shambles of a marriage. She tries everything to make it better. One thing that brings her some hope is reading inspirational quotes.

marchsunsetknoll (449x800)wm I share such quotes here on my blog frequently. Sometimes they can give us a boost, even if only for a short time. I thought I’d share another today.

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life, writing

It’s Not Over ’til It’s Over in 24 Days

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And so it begins …

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family, life

My Celebrity Family

witsendI’d love to say that I come from a perfect family, but I’m a realist. I know my family can be dysfunctional. This is not to say that I don’t love my family, or that we didn’t have some wonderful “Leave it to Beaver” times, because we had some of those moments, too. The key is, to accept all the moments, and I’m grateful for them. They are a part of this journey called, Life.

Now, onto the celebrity portion of this post. You see, some celebrities have actually taken a part in my family life.

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humor, life

Scoring Romantic Points

I don’t normally post today, but I thought this was entertaining. Even though it’s not a Valentine’s related story, it does have to do with couples. Comments are closed, but enjoy the sweet and funny story and have a great Valentine’s Day.

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family, life

Grow Old With You

mchief1 wmWhen couples get married, they presume it’s for life, and that they will grow old together. If you pay attention to statistics, fifty percent of them won’t make it that far.

Most couples don’t realize when they’re young, what growing old together really means, because aging is not for sissies.

I know of a couple who have been married for over sixty years. They show everyone the true meaning of growing old together, being the strength for one another in every moment of every day. Their love for one another never ceases.

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humor, life, thoughts

Why I’m a Freak, Reason #6

Last week when I posted reason #5 as to why I am a freak, I promised to post reason #6 next. So, here it is … I want to be swarmed. Let me see, how can I explain this? Well, maybe the video below can show you what I mean.

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life, writing

Seeking a Title

I appreciated the input about my WIP on last week’s blog post and thought I’d try asking for advice on my finished novel this week. I’m struggling to come up with a title. I’ve had a few different working titles, and I’m not really sure I like any of them.

Here’s what I’m going to do. Below is a blurb about my finished novel. Beneath that is a clip from the prologue (some of it has been removed for brevity), and then beneath that is a poll to choose a title. I highlighted keywords in pink font that may be important for a title. I’d like to avoid the “fork in the road” cliche.

On the poll, there is an option that says ‘Other,’ and it would be great if you had an idea you’d like to share, too. Thanks in advance for your help.

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life, philosophy

For Better or For Worse

Recently, I got confused about my age. I had my birthday in the fall and thought I had turned twenty-nine, but it turns out that yesterday was my twenty-ninth wedding anniversary!

scan0001Look at these clueless children who married at the age of twelve. Okay, maybe they were a tiny bit older, I can’t remember for sure.

Can I be frank?

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life, thoughts

The Prince

You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well. ~Author Unknown

Last year at this time, I blogged about a young prince and a maiden who met, fell in love and got married twenty-seven years ago.

On June 1st they are married for twenty-eight years.

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This young prince isn’t much of a romantic, but he sure is a fix-it guy. He especially loves cars. Here is the fix-it project he’s working on now.

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life, writing

Twenty-seven years ago today …

… when men and women wore their hair long and high, fashionable women wore hats and ankle warmers, a Little twelve-year-old Maiden married a Young Prince (okay, maybe she was a few years older than twelve).

In the years before they met, the Little Maiden attracted attention by fluttering her large browns at the boys. The Young Prince charmed women with his alluring smile and catchy wit. Continue reading “Twenty-seven years ago today …”