Day 26

Dear Reader,

Don’t you just love Monday’s? Me, neither. I suppose I would if I had more control over them. But my Mondays are typically filled with meetings organized by others and I am just a participant. Today was one of those days. I had to give a presentation at one of the meetings. Which went well enough. It is just time-consuming and interrupts the regular workflow of the day.

There was no time for a lunch break today so my midday writing plans had to be put on hold. But, I have been very productive this evening and working on catching up for the writing I didn’t do over the weekend.

Here’s a sneak peek from my efforts. Simon is the navigator on a newly refitted ship to be used for cargo transport between off-world colonies:


Simon smiled to himself. He couldn’t wait to get back out there. He had been forced out of Federation service when he lost his eye. And staying on Earth gave him the hives. He needed to get back out in the black, as he called it. He pulled out his personal communication unit or PCU and pressed the button for Korin Chambers.

“KC, itsSimon. Are you busy?”

“Not really, what do you need?

“It isn’t what I need, it what you need?”

“Really, and what is that?”

“ A job.”

“I’m listening.”

“Can you come to the docks over at Wallops, slip 62?”

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Day 25

Hello Dear Reader,

Well, it is Sunday night and tomorrow it is back to work at my day job. I’m not looking forward to it as my Monday is already packed with meetings and catching up on emails from the four day weekend.

I have been productive with my writing than I thought I would be considering the holiday with cooking, cleaning and decorating. But, it still isn’t as productive as I had hoped. I’m stuck at the moment on where to go next with the story. Hazards of being a pantser, but trying to plan everything out produces more writer’s block than this little situation I am in at the moment. But it will work out. It always does.

I took a break yesterday and decided a change of scenery was in order. Check some of the cute little critters I visited with yesterday.


Day 23

Welcome to Black Friday Dear Reader,

A day that I refuse to participate in, even if at stores who do not experience the stupidity of trampling one another for a TV. I do not enjoy shopping under normal conditions I have no desire to shop under stressful conditions.

I prefer to spend my day after Thanksgiving making up for the words I didn’t type yesterday. Today, I managed 2,365 words. It was a rather relaxing day. It was cold here by my standards. It was 32 degrees when I woke up. I am miserable in anything less than 70 degrees. But, on the bright side now that it is officially “after Thanksgiving” I will not have to endure the snickers and comments about having started my Christmas decorating or listening to Christmas music. I intend to watch all the Christmas movies on Hulu. The way the day job has been going lately, I need all the positive vibes I can get.

I am at a turning point in my NaNoWriMo story. Two of the characters are attracted to each other and I am trying to decide if the story should take a romantic turn or not. But, I can write it now and decide later and edit out if it doesn’t work. That is the fun part of writing you can go write anything and everything you feel and then edit it later to mold it into the story you want to tell.

But until then, I’m cranking up the Black Light Ascension and jamming.



Day 21

Well hello, dear reader,

Well, I have had an interesting couple of days at my day job. I don’t know if it is the impending full moon on Friday or the anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday, but things just seem to be extra crazy around here.

And yes, there is a full moon on Black Friday, so if you are one of those adrenaline junkies that like to shop on Black Friday, be extra careful. To be honest you will not catch me so much as driving past a retail store this coming weekend. I’m taking advantage of the shopping madness to go to a few museums and write. I am counting on the fact that the museums will be empty while the stores are full.

Personally, I like to shop small and local. I support other small business the way I hope someone will support my business of self-publishing my books.

If you are in the U.S. and celebrating Thanksgiving I wish you all the best and safe travels. I will likely not be writing tomorrow or if I do it will be very late so probably not in time to give you a county for Day 22. The good news is that today is Day 21 and I have 2,096 words so far today. So I’ve met my goal even if I do not write anymore. Hopefully, I will have time to add some words to the story. Things have taken a bad turn and Malone and the crew of the Star Venture is stuck on Titan with an injured Victoria “Six” Collingwood. They need a way to get her home quickly.

There are some exciting things coming up in the next few months, so if you haven’t already make sure you sign up for my newsletter so you can see “it” before anyone else.  I have several fun things lined up for you guys. Not to mention the usual mayhem and madness that goes along with being an indie.

So until Friday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!





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Day 19

Dear Reader,

I can’t even begin to describe how insane my day was a work today. A continuation of the problem that developed last week that resulted in my having to work this weekend and all the email and phone call I received. I didn’t take a lunch break today so consequently, I didn’t get any writing done until tonight around 10pm. But, I did get 1126 words in before I started to feel the effects of a long day.  I didn’t make it to the 25000-word milestone and earned my badge. So all in all not so bad.

Have you heard about all the interesting things happening with authors Amazon accounts? If not jog on over and listen to the Creative Penn podcast with Joanna Penn. I enjoyed her take on the situation and possible solutions.

We are only a couple of days away from the Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend. It can’t get here soon enough. I’m looking forward to it.

What are your plans for the holiday? drop me a line or send me a picture of your holiday get together.