In Ten Years >> #MFRWauthor #blogchallenge #amwriting

Hi Yall. Welcome back to the MFRW52 week blog challenge. We are on week 32 and our topic is  In Ten Years. I am wondering if this means what the world will be like in ten years or what my goal is for Ten years.  I am hoping that the apocalypse isn’t near and our world destroyed because that is scary but things aren’t looking so great. I am not getting into politics so I will skip on to if things don’t get destroyed and life is like it is what my goal is.

In ten years i will be the next Nicholas Sparks and every romance reader will own my books and be begging for more. All of my books will be HallMark Movies and grown ups will laugh and cry.  Oh, that’s a dream but hey it’s a good one!

I know my post is short but I just got home from nearly two months at my dad’s, I have to clean house and get a room ready for my daughter who will be moving in next Tuesday so I am swamped with things to do.

What are your dreams and goals for Ten years? let’s go see what the other bloggers have to say about this.

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A Day In My Life #MFRWauthor #amwriting #blogchallenge

 

 

Welcome back to the MFRW52weekblogchallenge.  It is week 31 and out the topic is A Day In My Life. I am going to do this in two parts as my norm has been disrupted.

I am staying with my Dad in Hannibal Mo right now helping him deal with some medical issues.  So here is our day.

Get up around 630 make coffee, help him get his blood sugar tested then cook his breakfast.

We watch old game shows from the 70’s or sports center until 11 when his soap opera comes on and his lunch comes. In the meantime, I  try to keep up my reviews, type my blogs, listen to audio books or read if I can.

That’s if there aren’t Dr. appointments, tests, dietitians, diabetes meetings, therapy, etc. I try to cook dinner around 5, clean up and sit down by 7 when we watch Tv an around I  try to read till 11130.

Now that he is on his feet and adjusting to diabetes I will be going home next week, though life won’t get back to normal for a couple months since my daughter and her daughter will be moving in for a while before moving to Iowa.

 

A Typical day when things are normal is like this:

get up around 7 check emails get coffee start laundry take do out,

Then I get to write for a few hours.  Around lunch, I go out work in the yard or do housework till about 5 then cook dinner. After that, I like to get my shower and lay down to read.

Pretty boring.

Let’s go see a day in the other Authors lives.

 


As long as it’s a book! ~~ #MFRWauthor #blogchallenge #amreading

Hi, Ya’ll! It’s week  30 of  the 52 week MFRW blog challenge. This week’s topic is Paperback, EBook or Audio? This is both easy and hard topic.  Easy because I could write all day about books as I am a book addict.  Hard because how do I choose which form is my favorite.

I remember reading so many books I couldn’t store them all. I have a shelf of my collections in my office. We have two large shelves upstairs on the landing with my husbands and some of my overflow and a shelf of cooking and craft books in my craft room. My husband only reads paper books so now we have an overflow setting in baskets on the bedroom floor and our closet.  I had debated on a Kindle forever. My sister-in -law said her son loved his. I had so many people tell me all the pluses. Easy access, cheaper books, less having to store the hard copies. It took a while then I finally asked for one for Christmas several years ago and fell in love immediately. I cannot imagine being without a Kindle. I am currently on my third. Yeah, I seem to wear them out pretty fast. So If I have to pick I guess I  go with an Ebook as I see that the most. My new iPhone has a great Kindle app and I find it just as easy to read as my kindle and more portable. Now my books are always with me and it’s awesome. I can read at any break I get.

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Still, I love an audio book when I do chores, walk, garden or sit on the patio watching birds, squirrels, and the cats.

 

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I keep saying I am going to get rid of my paper books to declutter my house but so far I cannot make myself give up my favorite collections so I haven’t given up on those either.

 

 

 

 

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Which do you prefer paper books, eBooks or audio? Let’s go see what the other authors pick!

 

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I’m a Big Kid #MFRWauthor #favoriteholiday #Halloween #Christmas

Welcome back to MFRWauthors52weekblog challenge. We are at week 29. This week our topic is Our Favorite Holiday. Mine is a tie. I love both Halloween and Christmas. I adore decorating and doing theme dinners and having parties so these two holidays are my dream holidays. I will start with Halloween. I love fall and the colors. I always put up a new wreath sometimes one each week the last two usually more Halloween geared. I like to make decorations too. I have a table I set up in front of my house on Halloween and usually have one treat I have crafted, such as a ghost sucker or candy wrapped in cardboard tubes or a cute gift-bag.   I have three bowls that are interactive. One is a head that talks when you reach in or sings, the other two are hands that grab at you as you reach in. I usually wear a witch hat and all black. I don’t like to dress scary so I frighten small children.  I like to hang Halloween dishtowels in the house and other other decorations. Each Halloween I plan a dinner for my children and grandchildren. sometimes my sister and  her grandchildren may drop by too.  Some of the meals in the past have  been bloody bones and bloody fingers. (BBQ or Hot wings and french Fries with catsup) hosts and bats with guts and blood. ( tortilla chips cut out and guacamole and salsa I have made Jackolantern burgers and witch fingers.  Snake sandwiches, worms and eyeballs and the list goes on. Pinterest is my friend LOL.

Someone fed the grandkids after midnight they morphed into scary creatures.

 

 

 

On to Christmas. no the gift giving or receiving isn’t my favorite part. I could live without that part since it stresses me to no end buying gifts. Again I love decorating. I bring out my Christmas dishes, my holiday tablecloths and dishtowels. Sometimes i have three Christmas trees. One big one on the balcony  my white one in my office or dining room and another  fake green one in the other space. One i decorate with all my snowmen ornaments.  I love putting up lights on the patio awning some on the front porch. I also make a nice Christmas dinner with the Ham or Turkey or both, stuffing potatoes,etc. On Christmas I let the kids decide on the traditional fare or something different since by Christmas they are turkeyed out.  On Christmas eve I do a finger-food get together.  after Christmas on our first snow I always do a snowman themed dinner. The kids and grand-kids get a kick.

So as you see I love to decorate and do themed dinners. Let’s go see what the other author’s favorite Holidays are

Life Lessons in my books #MFRWauthor #lifelessons #blogchallenge

 

Welcome back to MFRWauthors52weekblogchallenge. It is week 28 and our topic this week is Life Lessons in my Book. This is very hard for me since I don’t have a book out. I never really set out to put life lessons in my stories. In my current WIP my story is about an older women that her sons have left home to have thier own lives and she is now facing life alone. She is a widow and has a small hobby farm. So I guess you could say empty nesting and how to deal with the loss of a husband and  your children and begin a new life. Enter a 23 year old college baseball player with big dreams and a wicked sexy smile and we have her facing her attraction to a much younger man. Could this be a morality issue? I don’t know.

In my M/M stories the life lessons is love is love and dealing with bigotry.

I have a couple paranormal romances as well and not sure at all what kind of life lesson you can find there. One is dealing with the devil and the other is  a new life as a vampire.

SO this is all I have this week.

Let’s go see what the others  life lessons in their books are?

 

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