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  • ROW80,  works in progress

    Summer Ends – Write on Time

    Photo courtesy of Fotolia via Microsoft Word   Summer, is our beach time, cookouts, fireworks and baseball games and most of all, for the majority of us, Vacation Time. What a shame, it is all coming to an end. Why is it that winter seems to last forever and summer is always over in the blink of an eye? Now that my favorite season is coming to an end, I need to get back on track with my writing and blogging. Of course, this will be in-between the time with the newest member of our family. Meet Keelaa – our puppy! She will be my writing mascot, there to make…

  • ROW80,  works in progress,  writing

    MIA – Nope, I’m Still Here!

    I know, I’ve been missing in action for several months this summer. In the past, I diligently posted at least once a month. Lately, I’ve been saving my writing well for the work in progress. So, how’s it been coming? It’s going great. I went through a period where I was wracking my brain trying to remember what it was that I had done to get Witch Book done in that record amount of time. It seemed all elusive; there was no way I was going to be able to create another story in that short amount of time, or so I thought. I’ve been struggling with a piece I…

  • Blogging,  ROW80,  Wattpad Story,  works in progress

    Chapter by Chapter

    It’s official. It’s Summer! Cookout time! Beach time!   Rain? Snow? – Really now? Wrong season, but it’s been so cold lately. Yesterday I was expecting to see flakes falling from the sky. With all the rain we’ve had recently the grass should be knee high. Mike is out cutting it as I write this. I know the chickens will be feasting on a green dandelion salad when he is through. Photo courtesy of Linda Nelson’s personal collection   ROW 80 check In: It has been a while since I last checked in for ROW80. I’ve been suffering for the past four months with a writers’ block, and the block…

  • ROW80,  works in progress,  writing

    My Month of Conferences and Workshops

    Finally, a gorgeous weekend, though, I’m not saying that the past few weekends haven’t been nice. The sun has broken through the clouds melting all the snow. Winter is over, and we are about to skip spring. This happens every year in New England. Spring seems to last only a week or two and then – bam – its summer. Don’t get me wrong. I love summer. I just wish that spring time temperatures of 70 +/- would last more than a week or two. My last two weekends have been busy – busy – busy. First I went to the NEC Conference for RWA. It was my first Conference,…

  • drug abuse,  ROW80,  works in progress

    Going to Happy Places

    Finding That Happy Place: This past week I got to observe my son while he found that happy place that he had lost so many years ago. It made me want to giggle inside to see the boy that I once knew reappear before my eyes. He was cheerful, excited and so full of life. You see; my son is an addict. This is a huge deal for an addict to find their happy place. It lowers their need to use to acquire the same feeling. And when they do use to find that feeling, their outward results are not the same. They exhibit false excitement. Their excitement is caused…