Friday, July 22, 2016

If anyone would know this Nora Roberts would...

"Ideas are infinite - writers are hardwired to think that way. We keep it fresh by using new people, mixing character types and putting them in a different setting. It's always the first book all over again, but one idea can be told a thousand different ways. There are 88 keys on the piano, but you can make an infinite amount of music from those keys."Nora Roberts
I want to remember this the next time it seems like there is nothing new to write about.

Editing this to add a link to an article about writers regrets that is really good.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hope

The amazing Nora Roberts has a series written as J.D.Robb - the In Death series. I love that series. I have read all 40+ books and am looking forward to the new one that will come out in Feb, 2017.

I stumbled onto that series precursor - Night Tales.

It is okay. Not the caliber of In Death but okay.

And that gives me hope.

The amazing Nora wrote 5 books that lead her to Naked In Death - the first in that series.

She didn't just come up with the characters Eve Dallas and Roarke out of thin air, she honed them. With practice. And time spent writing.

There's hope for me (as a writer) yet.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

It's my birthday - I can laugh if I want to...

What a lovely day it's been.

I took off work. I can't remember the last time I had a Saturday off. Bliss.

I scored big at the farmers market.

I was at the lake this morning on a beautiful day.

I spent the afternoon watching some shows from the first season of Roswell on Netflix with one of my daughters.

My brothers called to wish me happy birthday.

Both my daughters, both of my grandkids, one of my son-in-laws and my mom had supper together. We had simple, easy sandwiches with sliced summer tomatoes and watermelon. My wish for a  donut cake was granted. Yum.

Then we went back to the lake for a little while.

We said goodbye.

My mom and I settled in to watch Last of the Summer Wine.

Now I'm sitting here giving the day away to readers. Hope your day was good, too.