Friday, December 23, 2016

2016- A year of uncertain events

The year started like most years with high hopes and feeling as this would be a great year for Indie writers. I started off as usual with reviews of Indie books, cover reals to get the word out about these new writers and their work.  If mind is correct, the first one was 
 and then I went on to review others work. Blogging started out my main theme for 2016. My writing took second place. I was into writing mainly at that time, "IronHearts" with the secondary work on "Saddle Spur" as you know I tend to write more than one book at a time. Sometimes three. I looked to get two books in editing out this year but the American Election started grabbing my attention so I would stray from writing to blogging about the impact the election would have for the future of America. Now that the course for America has been set to go backwards for the next four years, I have return to writing but "Saddle Spur" has become the primary book I am working on. Research was needed to get this book somewhat accurate in that time frame. It became time consuming and all the other books fell to the wayside. Even blogging has taken a back seat to this research and writing . I had hoped it would be complete in 2016 but I know it won't be. I still haven't gotten back to reading other Indie books for review. When Saddle Spur is complete, I will try to make some Indie writers happy and give them as much support as I can. I know there is a lot of Indie writers out there, more and more everyday so be patient, I will get to you as soon as I can.

This is not the final cover for Saddle Spur. I just used it whenever I post about writing the book. The actual cover will be revealed next year when it is ready to be published. Talk back, I'm listening as always. What are you working on for the new year?

Friday, December 9, 2016

A little sense of humor and the three L's of life.

Every now and then, you need to add a little of the three most important "L's" to your life. (Live, laugh and love)  The other night we were sitting around (my wife and I) talking like we normally do while sipping our drinks. I try to make her laugh every single day as many times as possible. She said something that I didn't hear so I told her about the last ear examine I had. For those that worked in a manufacturing environment know that yearly hearing tests are mandatory. Anyway, at my last one the male examiner said to me while he was reviewing the results, "Congratulations, you are losing the range of hearing that women normally speak in" She busted up laughing, just as I had when had when he said it to me those many years ago. It didn't happen, I soon left that job and retired, so I hear her just fine. I am still living and breathing, the laughter keeps us young. I have never known love like I have since I met her and kissed her for the first time. It seems like just yesterday that we met. Each day, we make it a point to find a little time for kissing and hugging. I will be working on my books and she will come by, she will stop and see if she should interrupt me. If she thinks not, she will go on but the next time, she will stop, kiss me and give me a hug to fulfill our daily requirement for love. Do you have that daily requirement, if so, is it taken care of?

On another note, I am finally on my last rewrite of "Saddle Spur" and soon will have it into editing. I don't know how long that will take because I want to spend as much time with the editor that it takes to get it right. Talk back, I'm listening as always. Have a great day!