Tuesday, February 18, 2014

From: the War of Art to Robena Grant

Subtitle: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
by Steven Pressfield

     "There's a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don't, and the secret is this: It's not the writing part that's hard. What's hard is sitting down to write.
     What keeps us from sitting down is RESISTANCE."

(Excellent book, BTW.)

In other exciting news - Robena Grant's very enjoyable book - Gone Tropical - is a free amazon download from today until 2/23/14. Go to her blog for details.

It is also available in print today for those of you without e-readers.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A couple of laughs and more Liliana Hart...

The weather is abysmal here right now.  I can't get in and out of my drive or my road at home so I have been staying at my daughters because from her house I can get back and forth to work.

Last night I came home to her house after work at 1a.m. Everyone was in bed so I went to the living room where I have been sleeping and started changing into my jammies.

I was half un-dressed when psycho cat Bob came and dropped a live mouse about two feet from me. He was playing the chase and torture before killing game with the mouse. I held back a scream as I didn't want to wake everyone, flew through the rest of the clothes-changing and got quickly into the recliner with my feet up.

The cat and mouse war waged on.

Meanwhile, Eddie, the J.R.Terrier who looks like Frasier's dad's dog came out of my daughter's room and took a dump on the floor in the hall at the entry to the kitchen.

No way I was getting down into the cat and mouse battleground to clean that up. I looked around and within easy reach was a lovely Rose Hips and Peony scented candle and some matches. I lit the candle and determined to remember if anyone came through to the bathroom I would have to warn them about the dog mess.

Then shortly after that I forgot all about everything.

I was absorbed in the third book in the J.J.Graves series  by Liliana Hart:
Dirty Little Secrets
A Dirty Shame
Dirty Rotten Scoundrel

I have now finished the series so far and will have to wait until November of this year for the next Jaye and Jack book. Sad. Because it's a very good series.

I talked about her other Whiskey Rebellion series and how good it was here. Sadly there will not be another one of these books until August of this year.

She does have another series, though...

Thank you, Liliana, for getting me through a bizarre night.

Anyone else have cabin fever?