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back from the bachelorette party

Words written so far today: 478
What I’m listening to: Spice and Company’s , Guns (Soca for you who don’t know)
What I read this week: my work in Progress, I was trying to get it ready for TOM (Touch of Magic, the contest the CFRWA sponsors ) I didn’t make it.

This weekend was a writing challenge, I went to New Jersey for a bachelorette party. I’m pretty proud of myself for using my in flight time for writing, I did 312 on the way there and 470 on the way back. Which means i’m still in the game for the 100 word Challenge.
As for the party it was my first encounter, that I know of, with drag queens. We went to Lucky Chengs in downtown NYC. And had an absolute ball, we’re still wondering if things were surgically removed.
Moving on from the mysteries of Drag queens, and to be PC the person in the picture is a Drag Doll. Yes there is a difference.One that would take too much time to explain considering I’m not sure where this particular doll is from.
Now on to the topic of conferences. Another friend and I are going to attend the Southern Lights Writers Conference in Jacksonville, Fl this March. Its put on by the First coast Romance Writers of Jacksonville .


This year their keynote speaker is Suzanne Brockmann. (www.suzannebrockmann.com) Of whom I’m a big fan, I’ve just give my Mother-in-law the first three of her books in the Troubleshooters series. I fully expect her to be demanding the others in the next week, and when she’s done with those I should be ready to let go of Roxanne St. Claire’s and Cindy Gerard’s books.
So here’s my question who are you favorite authors you don’t have to rank them just let me know who you like.
Here I go with mine:
Georgette Heyer
Arthur Golden
Lucy Walker
Louisa May Alcott
Ismith Khan
V.S Naipaul
Alice Walker
James Fennimore Cooper
Margret Mitchell
Suzanne Brockmann
Cindy Gerard
Roxanne St.Claire

Getting back to normal.

Words Written Today: 585
What I’m listening to right now:
Justin Timberlake ” Cry Me A river”
Kat Deluna “Whine Up”
What I read this week: I re-read Linnea Sinclair’s; Gabriel’s Ghost and Finders Keepers ( kept me from going insane while keeping the hubby company in the hospital)

So this entire episode with the hubby, has me cataloging feelings and ways they show up in my writing and my favorite authors writing. Sometimes I Tell and not Show, so I’ve been working on that in my latest scene. my heroine and her best friend are talking about a run in she’s just had with her ex. So I’m trying to show how her BFF (who’s male by the way) picks up on her agitation.
And since males have a completely different take on things I find have to adjust to the male way of thinking. So my question to you guys out there is this;

Do you have a standout passage from a favorite author, your own work, or a song; that grabs you and makes you feel no matter how many times you’ve read it or listened to it?

Here’s mine:

From Celine Dion ” Immortality”

So this is who I am,
And this is all I know,
And I must choose to live,
For all that I can give,
The spark that makes the power grow

written By Barry Gibbs (I think)
Whenever I hear the beginning of this song it always strikes a cord. I have a lot of others. But right now this one comes to mind.

Still waiting !

Thanks guys for the support. The results from the MRI came in and they were fine.He then had an Echo cardiogram done today and he’s still waiting for the results. So hopefully he will get out tomorrow.
I haven’t gotten any writing done since Tuesday, I just couldn’t focus. Just wanted to say thank you!

On another topic.

My Husband’s boss and friend Brian is participating in the St Baldrick’s Event http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/shavee_info.html?ParticipantKey=
2008|33539
this is to raise money for childhood cancer research. Apparently thousands of volunteers shave their head in a show of solidarity for children with cancer, while requesting donations. So if you can please give, or if you can’t please pass this on to someone who might.

Update on Josh:
Still waiting on results from the MRI. I have the kids today so I’m at home. But I’ll be going to the hospital later.

Yet another night in the hospital!

Ok , So The hubby has to stay another night at 1am the neurologist requested another MRI ( C Spine) . I didn’t get to the hospital until 9am this morning I didn’t leave until 5.30 pm and It still wasn’t done, until about an hour or so later. The neurologist doesn’t there until 11pm tonight. So I’m guessing that the hubby will probably not be released until tomorrow sometime. that being said they still don’t seem sure about what happened. But for all of you out there who care. Thank you!

Another update from the Hospital

OK So its, Thursday, Thanks Julie ! We’re waiting on another MRI. apparently they can’t make up their minds on what it was. So neurologist is having another look. in the mean time he’s back on his meds and I’m keeping him company. Thank God for laptops and Wireless. OH and Skype. Josh is amusing himself watching Myth busters and I’m attempting to get some writing done, since he’s in better spirits. We’re hoping they decide they were wrong and it is a pinched nerve. ( Did I mention this is really freaking me out)

update!

OK! So I’m still at the hospital. Josh is having an MRI and it turns out he has had a TIA (http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4781). Its a mini stroke, so its not a pinched nerve as originally thought. Dara thanks . Will check in again

I’m back! Sort of. Live from the Er!

Words Written Today: 455
What I’m listening to: Nancy grace on a continuous loop ( Help Me Please)

Why live from the ER you ask? Well I of the continuous flu, while on the mend had to bring my husband in due to tingling in his arms. Now before you condemn me for writing at a time like this. We’ve been here for at least four hours, and they are thinking its a pinched nerve in his neck. this I can deal with, heart issues let just say I was a useless puddle for a while. So the kids are at the grandparents and since the hubby likes to pretend he’s independent, I sit here with only my laptop for company and have decided to do some work instead of worrying.
If all goes well we will be able to take care of this with the help of a chiropractor, and not with surgery like I had to go through with my dad. Trust me no fifteen year old wants to be in charge of their father. (Mommy had to hold down the fort so i got sent to Trinidad to do nurse duty for two weeks)
well back to my drama.

Words written today: Nada, Zip, Zilch
What I’m listening to this vey moment: The sounds of the kids playing and My dog snoring besides me.
I can’t remember what I read right now.
Alas I’ve struck down by the flu again. I can’t move and I feel horrible. This is as much writing as i will get done today. i have to start over on my hundred word a day challenge. TTYL. I hope to be better soon.

Appearances

July 26-29, 2017
RWA 2017
Orlando, FL

July 29, 2017
"Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing: RWA 2017
Orlando, FL

Sep 28-OCT 1 2017
Moonlight & Magnolias 2017
Norcorss, GA

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