Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last Day, New Year

It's the last day of 2015... the eve of a new year.

I'm compelled to write a blog but why?  What makes the turn from December 31 to January 1 any different than from January 31 and February 1? or June 4 to June 5? This milestone is an arbitrary, artificial one really, hyped by parties and greeting cards. Right? But it begs review of the year past and evaluation of the year to come.

In 2015 my immediate family was blessed with all the important things - freedom, opportunity, passion, health and happiness. But we have many loved ones who have been challenged with poor health, tough choices and uncertainty. Aptitude was released and has done well with reviews and feedback.

So what comes in 2016? Lots of exciting things - It Should Have Been a #GoodDay comes out on my 40th birthday... people will turn 10, 12, 14 and 11 (and some bigger numbers). There will be job contracts, team tryouts, piano exams, school assignments and tests. Maybe even the Paralympics in Rio!

Honestly all indications show 2016 may be our toughest year yet... and I don't remember facing a year with that in mind. It's a bit daunting. But come it will and so we'll have to figure out how to navigate it together, as a family, as a team.

Best wishes for a Happy 2016!


Saturday, December 26, 2015


... Where did December go?

I love Christmas. I love the lead up, the day, the relaxing days afterwards. The days with no where to go, no where to be. TV and pjs and snacking all day. Phone calls and visits and reading and sleeping in... what's not to love?

From my Nuthouse to yours, Happy Holidays, whatever you celebrate enjoy — be kind to yourself, love others and breathe.


Monday, December 07, 2015

This and That and the other thing

Starting out with this post, I suspect it'll be a bit rambly, and not only because I just took a head first dive into a door frame (frozen corn thaws way too quickly).

Here's one of my stressors these days:

There's pretty much NO WAY I'm going to read seven books by the end of December. It doesn't help that my next BookClub book is The Stand, which is apparently 17,000 pages long.

I've been wrestling with my WIP for months now and it just doesn't want to cooperate. I love the idea. I love the characters. I love the story. But it won't get out of my head into my computer. So I've shelved it... It is my full intention to come back to it because the idea that the story does not come out is very sad to me... It needs to be read, there's a magical, life force to it that is demanding an existence, but right now it's not breathing.

In it's place I've started another idea. I write long fiction because I don't come up with ideas easily or frequently. This one popped into my head a week or so ago and I figured it was worth listening to. I'll see where it goes.

Four days left on the Indiegogo campaign to preorder It Should Have Been a #GoodDay! Check it out, as there are options available for Christmas presents too!

Off to get more frozen veggies for the egg on my head :D


#GoodDay Reviews

Charlie's Story on Wattpad

Game Plan on Wattpad

Nine on Wattpad

My other Distraction