The shadow on my shoulder and is this what they call writer’s block?

This is a tufted titmouse, one of my favorite birds. They have the sweetest song and seem less aggressive toward each other than some other winged wonders. I like this image, but I LOVE the cropped version of it…every little feather shows.DSC_7472 In the shadow 2 wm

 

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Unfortunately, the right side of it’s face has a shadow sitting on it, but I can’t resist those cute little eyelashes and the feathers on it’s head!

I’m supposed to be working on my book, and I am, but I have attention issues.

I should be typing on my mac, but I’m writing on a legal pad with a pencil.

This chair’s not comfy enough, I should be sitting at a desk.

I should have a snack, why don’t I have a snack?

Well now I’m writing on my mac, but I’m sharing on my blog.

I’m wearing glasses, but I should be wearing my other pair of glasses.

Where did the birds go? They were here a minute ago.

You see the problem.

 

 

I’m at it again.

The writing begins

I’ve dragged myself away from the shoe design that’s become somewhat of an obsession and today I opened up my box of notes for book #2.  It’s odd how the mood to write can disappear in a hurry and stay missing for such a long time.

Tomorrow…I start reading my notes and settling on one of three versions of the first chapter. Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Wish me luck.

STILETTO IS HERE!!

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Oh…my…goodness. At long last, Stiletto is here. I get a little emotional just looking at this image. I was on pins and needles all day yesterday, knowing that it was on the way. UPS lets you track a package and each update increased my need for chocolate.

Opening the box it was shipped in was a magic moment and when I pulled the book out all I could do was say, “Hi!” I said it over and over. Later on I switched to saying “Hello!” I guess it just seemed like a family member that I’d been waiting for had finally come home.

The best news of all, is that as of today, Stiletto is AVAILABLE on Amazon in paperback and the Kindle edition.

You can get an idea of what the book is about by reading the text under the ordering image on the right, but I’ll post it here as well. Thanks so much for the support you’ve all given me, YOU ARE THE BEST!!

London Hart loves wildlife photography, but she’s practical enough to know that if she wants to advance her career, she just can’t work freelance. She snags a job with a local magazine, taking pictures of local mansions. Her enthusiastic best friend, C.C., tags along on the first photo shoot and the two women meet the owners of the mansion, Toni and Richard and immediately realize that both of them are nuts. Just when the two friends decide to get out of crazy town, shots ring out. Both Toni and Richard are found dead, floating in their pool and definitely NOT ready for their closeups. If you like murder mysteries with humor, romance and suspense, this one’s for you!

So that’s your sneak peek…have a great, wonderful, fantastic day and now I must go find some chocolate.

P.S. If you read it and like it or hate it, if you have time, please leave a comment on the book on the Amazon page.I’m not sure what that does… but they recommend it. Maybe if someone comments, the book automatically goes to the top of the best seller list! 

 

BOB’S STILL BOB…

 

 

 


Six months Mac and Bob 2014 (1 of 1)

 

 

It’s been a long time since I last saw the horses. I went over to the farm to deliver some “Being Bob” books to Melvin,Bob’s owner and look who wandered in from the fields. The other horses arrived at the barn well ahead of Bob…but he finally got there. I think he’s mad at me…he wouldn’t come over to say hello, so I kept my distance. I wish I’d had a better camera with me, but I’m just glad to have these images. I’ve missed Bob!

DO THEY FEEL LIKE REAL PEOPLE TO YOU?..

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Yep…the image is all blurry. But it doesn’t have to be in focus…it’s that way to give me inspiration. I’m almost finished with the first draft of my first novel. Ooooooooooooohh…exciting times.

I like the image because you can see that they’re real people, but they’re not easy to see…you have to stare at the image and decide for yourself just what it is you’re looking at. I’m not going to keep you hanging and you’ve probably already figured it out, but the woman in white is a bride. A bride on the bow of a boat…the imagination takes flight! This is my round about way of getting to the subject of this post. Not too long after I started writing, someone asked me if the characters in the book felt real to me. They didn’t. They were like the people in the image. There, but somehow, not there.

My heroine was a mystery who took me by the hand and waded into the unknown with me. I was watching her, judging her, wondering about her. The question of whether she seemed real to me kept surfacing. When would she seem real? Should she start to feel real? Would I suddenly start to miss her when I wasn’t writing? Would I wish that she would ring the doorbell and ask me to go to Starbucks with her? (I’d have to pass on that one..coffee gives me palpitations…) Would we show up at a party wearing the same outfit?

I gave up wondering about the reality of it all. I wrote about my heroine and since I didn’t want this to be a book with just one character, I added more. The funny thing is, I started to like all of these people. I looked forward to what they would do next and I started to SEE them. They weren’t blurry like the bride on the bow of the boat and they had personality…the bride just kind of stood around and looked “bridal”.

So why am I writing this? Just because I’m so close to the end of the first draft that I can smell it and the people in the book?…Well it’s like some kind of magic happened, because…….THEY SEEM REAL TO ME!