Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Bakers Dozen Grandbabies!!

We have a lot of love to be grateful for and lots to write about!

Live life--enjoy each day

Love and hope --never give up

Write--leave a legacy of thoughts and memories

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Fun!

Friday is FINALLY here!

Whether you're having pizza, or cookies or beer!

ITs time to relax -to share a song or smile !

Time to just kick back-get happy-have fun for a while!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Claymore Book Awards!!

In four easy steps, you could win Killer Nashville's prestigious Claymore Award and a possible publishing contract from Five Star Press.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Heavens Gate cult shoes

The shoes that were worn by Heavens Gate cult mass suicide participants have been redone by Nike--now the colors are black, purple and white--in my opinion, this is MORE refective of the cult, in that the shoe style is the same and now includes purple, which was significant to the cult ---they were covered in purple shrouds.

It will be interesting to see how the shoes sell, and I cant help but wonder why Nike is promoting this change--if they had simply put the shoes out for sale, most people woudl not have made the connection! Interesting marketing strategy. see link for the article

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Why do we write?

Some think we do it for the money---but in reality most of us do litle more than break even on our books.

Some think we do it because we like being the center of attention--and while it's nice to be noticed and to have others notice and enjoy our work, many writers are introverts who would be happy just to write and let someone else do the marketing...and speaking engagements, etc

So, why do we write? Because we have a story that infiltrates our minds and lives, a story that must be told, must be taken from our heads to our pens and keyboards.

Often we write, because we cannot NOT write, we cannot NOT tell the stories that mushroom and grow inside us. We treasure our readers, and their patience with us as we work to help the characters in our minds come to life.

As Somerset Maugham said" We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to."

Keep writing and keep reading!