Review of Five Years Gone with Excerpt!

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NaNoWriMo: Let’s Choose the Plot

Updated: I just realized that if you read this post in the wordpress reader, you won’t see the poll. 😦 Please visit my blog to see the poll. (That sounded desperate. Did that sound desperate? Oh, goodness! 😉 )


So, “paranormal” was voted as the genre. I think Halloween is on everyone’s mind! 👻🎃🍬🧛

Now it’s time to vote for the plot. I’ve thrown some plot ideas down, and now you get to choose. In case you’re wondering, you just vote. You don’t have to supply your email or anything else, so please do consider choosing one of the ideas, most especially if you’re going to be tuning in next month to see how it all goes. Thank you!

Baby Squirrel!

I haven’t posted about my neighborhood critters in a while.

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Since I’ve moved my laptop from the office to the dinette, I’ve seen a lot of squirrels. This, however, is the first time that a baby has visited. I cannot tell you how many different squirrels visit me in one day’s time, so why aren’t there more babies? So cute! Sorry the pic isn’t better. It’s taken through the window so I wouldn’t scare her away.

Baby squirrels!


Review of Eat Feel Fresh

Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook by [Ketabi, Sahara Rose]


Eat Feel Fresh

Sahara Rose Ketabi


October 2, 2018

Blurb: Bring your body into balance with over 100 healing recipes for a modern Ayurvedic lifestyle.

The ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that food is divine medicine with the power to heal–but the best foods for one person may not be beneficial to another. Unlike many diets with rigid, one-size-fits-all guidelines, Continue reading

OctPoWriMo Day 11, She Fell Through the Cracks

I am behind (hahaha, so what else is new?), but I will catch up!!!!

She Fell Through the Cracks

I lost myself in happiness until it died. Upon awakening, perspective altered. My soul ached. Where am I? What happened to the young woman I was?

Time transported me into a dire desert of aged pain.

My choice wavers between fighting and submerging.

My claws extend.


Sascha Darlington


Repost: NaNo Planning Poll

Geez Louise, this has been updated so that I am speaking grammatically correct English.

Hey, folks. I’d I’m doing a repost. Now that it’s at a 3-way tie–who’d a thunk it?–I am wondering if those of you who commented also voted in the poll or if the comment was your vote? I have no way of knowing, unfortunately, unless I pay to upgrade my poll daddy account (cue hysterical laughter). Thanks!


Half the fun (okay, more than half) of doing NaNoWriMo on my blog in 2016 was making the planning polls.  (Yes, I’m a geek. No news there.)

This first one is just to get a genre. While I’d love to put every genre on the list, if I am going to be writing 50,000 words in it, I have to be somewhat comfortable writing in that genre. So, the list is comprised of ones I feel I can work with. If you’ve been following me long enough and think I’ve missed one (wouldn’t surprise me), let me know in the comments. I am open to reasonable suggestions.

Also, consider what you like reading and what you think we could have misery fun with.

The poll will close in a couple of days. Thanks for playing! 🙂



The Dare

I’m early this week! Yippee! Thank you as always to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers!

Since “paranormal” seems to be winning in my NaNoWriMo poll (see here), I thought I’d better start practicing.


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PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


The Dare

Me afraid? Just because it’s Halloween, pitch-black, and the wind slides leaves like skeletal feet on concrete, and I’m alone in the haunted castle? Noooooo. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday-The 10 Longest Books I’ve Read

Ah, the joys of being behind, she muttered sarcastically. I’ll blame it on the Columbus Day Holiday, which also happened to be Canadian Thanksgiving–Happy Belated to my friends north of the border!

Thanks to Jana for hosting. I like the fact that she says in her introduction that “you” choose to measure length. While I’m going to list the longest books I’ve read by page number, I just have to say that Justin Cronin’s The Passage (which is on the list) is the longest book I’ve ever spent time with. I chose to go audio on that and during my work commutes. I love the book, but that was a long, long, long time!

Observations: Two books with “Passage” as their titles! Only two of the novels don’t fall into sci fi/paranormal/fantasy category! Fun stuff.

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