Monday, July 7, 2014

Camp is Busy

Have a seat and grab a cuppa and relax. I hope you all have had fun this summer so far. Hard to believe the year is half over. Time to start looking for Christmas gifts.

My word count so far 11,500. By the time you read this it will be higher. I am in a nice cabin and have four cabin mates who are writing their little hearts out. We have some who haven’t started yet. I hope they are OK. It can be scary to write 50,000 but it can be done. Just write, I say, edit after you get it down. OK, I am being nuts on spelling myself!

Princess is great. She and I do play daily and she got a new toy this weekend. I know poor thing has so few toys. You can laugh, I realize 50 pet toys might be a lot! Make that 51 now.

It is kind of lonely here. Erich my boss has moved from here. We miss him bunches.

So read this summer please.

        I still need a 
              diamond collar!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Preparing for Camp

Grab a cuppa or iced tea and put your feet. It’s bloody hot here in Arizona. Princess and I are inside mostly so we play ball on the stairs and hall.

I have started gearing up for NaNo Writing Month Camp for July. We start July 1 and end July 31st at midnight. I will be writing the third story of the immortals I have been working on. Yes, there are ghosts in these stories, because there are ghosts in all our lives.

Erich the boss is moving and Princess and I have been helping him pack up. She is going to miss her brother so much. I will miss too he is a great conversationalist. He is very versatile on so many subjects. He is fun to exchange ideas with.

This summer no holiday or vacation plans and I am saving up for a fab ottoman. I save for things it makes what I save for much better.

I did at long last frame my Abbey Road Album by the Beatles. I got in England when it came out and it is very special to me. Yes, I do know all the words to the songs and embarrass the family by singing along. I have been told my voice sounds like a cat being run over by a lawn mover. Which is a very gross thought to me. I do love animals so much. Princess’s ears go back when I sing and she looks at me like quit you can’t sing, stop your hurting my ears. OH, well you can’t be good at everything.

So, now I am getting a cuppa and work on an outline for a short story. It popped in my head while doing dishes so it wants out. What are you doing this July? Reading anything cool?

Cheers for now.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

July 1, 2014 another camp starts. Write a novel in a month, write short stories for a collection. So who is going to camp with me?

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Grab a cuppa and put your feet up for a bit. Tea really does make things better.

I was told that another short story book would make a few people very happy. I am thinking on it. I only have two short stories at this time, so that means I would have to get going on it. I am also gearing up for NaNo Camp in July. That will be my holiday/vacation as far as I can tell. 

I finally got a new settee and love seat. The old one was massive and just wore out so quick. I hate to pay for things that don’t last and it didn’t. Princess is pleased with it. Now to save up for an ottoman I really want.

June so far not as much done as I planned but slowly getting there. It has been so very hot here the whole month over 105F if you like 40C. It is just plain hot, like an oven. Princess is not getting walkies due to the heat and she could burn her little paws. When she does go out I have her in her pram which she likes.

I hope you are having a great summer. I am helping one person get ready for a massive move. He will be missed greatly. Cheers for now.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Grab a cuppa I know I will. I hope you are having a great week. I am still getting over these bloody shingles. I wish the pain would stop. The spots are fading slow way too slow for me. If you haven’t got a shingles jab go now, run get it.

I have started thinking about my next camp. I am torn between another novel or a bunch of short stories. The count down has started on getting ready. 

It is hot again here, I am not a huge fan of the heat and Princess isn’t either. I am working on getting us in a cooler climate. Like all things it takes time and two steps forward and three back it seems.

I haven’t finished Doctor Sleep by King yet. That is my goal to finish it by the Fourth of July. I also need to chat up a friend of my who is an artist. We have a story we need to finish.

I will chat to you soon. Go have a great day and read.


           Fathers day gift.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

End of May How?

Grab a cuppa and relax. Well, how did May fly by so fast? It seems that the weeks fly by as of late. I sadly got the shingles, a cold and sinus infection all together. I am well on the mend but boy did it kick my bum. 

So have you made your summer plans? I am not real sure I will take a holiday. I will do NaNo Camp in July. It’s hot here so inside writing all day is a good thing.

I have been thinking about the story I wrote in April and need to get to work on it again. Somedays I wish there were three of me.

I am still trying to read Doctor Sleep. The medicine I was on for being sick just made me sleep. It also gave me fuzzy vision. 

What are you reading now? Need a suggestion try Dime Store Novels they are all kinds of fun books.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Camp and Why

Grab a cuppa for a bit.

Someone asked me how I could write a book in a month. Well, you just do it. No it’s not finished and things need to be fixed but it’s done. Revising and editing take time. You just sit and write and the more you write the better you get. I get a giggle when I hear someone say “I could write a book, it’s not that hard” I answered once, then do it. It is hard work and you have to stick to it.

In July I will be at it again. NaNo Camp will start and I will sit at the keyboard and type away. I have an idea of what is going to be written. It goes with the last two I wrote.

This week I will be revising and editing. I also need to get a doctor now that I have moved. I have researched and now to see if they are taking on new patients. Moving can be fun but then again you have to find new doctors and hairdressers! My hair is a mess.

I need to get back to work. Time to write I have a short story in mind.

So have you started you summer reading list yet? May I suggest trying the Dime Store Novels. 

Princess checking my work.