Saturday, July 11, 2020

Missing Pieces

It's Saturday morning. I should be at my Pinellas Writers club meeting.

A lot has happened since my last blogpost. We are deep into a pandemic.

Among the many changes that have occurred PW are now doing zoom meetings.

Another change is I am taking advantage of rare opportunities for overtime at my j.o.b. I have worked 50 to 60 hours a week since the beginning of the year.

Not much time for writing.

So I opted to miss the PW zoom meeting this morning and write.

I'm stuck.

I have a protagonist and a love interest with backstories that I like and that allow for character arc.

I have some secondary characters and settings I like.

What I don't have is conflict / antagonist.

Going in search of those missing pieces.

Wish me luck.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Shayla McBride - pet shelter mysteries

This is my amazon review for the first in Shayla McBride's pet shelter mysteries:


"Francine Marshall’s aggressive sister BethAnn drags her to The Ark pet shelter knowing Fran has good reason to fear some of the pets. Fran is interested in two things: her marshmallow candy business and her daughter. She has been beaten down by her ex-husband and is definitely not interested in love.

Django Harte has experienced more than his share of heartache and tragedy. He is only interested in one thing: saving the Ark.

In Harte’s Desire McBride created main characters I loved, secondary characters I sometimes liked and other times was irritated by (as she intended), a villain I despised right along with her mean, drooling dog. The plot kept me turning pages.

She added a minor plot line with a dog I joined Fran in sympathizing with and learning to love.

She pulled everything together in a satisfying HEA for Fran and Django that left me satisfied and wanting more.

I will definitely be diving in to Harte’s Danger next.

~~~ Harte's Deception - book three has just been released.

Thursday, November 28, 2019