Saturday, September 29, 2018

Guess who's guesting?

I hope you will stop by and read my guest post over at Cresting the Hill. A huge thank you to Leanne for asking. If you remember a couple of weeks back, I had a guest post at Sizzling Towards 60.

Sue and Leanne run the most amazing websites. Be sure to browse around, after reading my post. ;)

Friday, September 28, 2018

#AccountaClub: Sep 28, 2018


Reporting in for Isa-Lee Wolf's #AccountaClub. Each Friday we post an accountability update for our current projects/goals/whatever.

Another week gone...how did that happen? I lost my weekend too quickly. LOL!
  1. Get the RV cleaned, sorted and prepped for the snowbird season.
    I have now tried on all the clothes in the RV (other than underwear, which, yes, I need to go through since I am down a size in that, too). I finally tried on all the shirts I brought in from the RV. 1/4 went to hubby (they are mens L which he wears now, down from an XL), 1/4 went to the giveaway pile. The rest I resorted with the ones in the house, making a pile to go back out to the RV. Pant sorting next but I'm tired today. Hoping to move some of the dress clothes to the RV, but only enough for our cruise. The rest will stay in the house. Oh, almost forgot,  have to sort shoes! Then, finally, I will be able to start cleaning...well, if hubby has gotten the dryer out of my way.
     
  2. Write, edit and publish (ebook only) book four in my C'Mon Inn Mystery Trilogy, "Paradise Dream".
    This was a week for research and plotting. I defined two new characters and found some photos for my vision board. I have to have visuals for all my characters. I won't get to start writing until after the first week of October though...
     
  3. Exercise.
    Well, um, err - does printing out exercise sheets count? Sigh...my mornings just never seem to get organized to include exercise.
I don't expect any progress on any of these next week. Why? We're going to Dollywood, just the two of us. Four days will go missing...but we won't be missing any fun!

See you next Friday!

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Monday, September 24, 2018

"Paradise Dream" - Cover Reveal

I got the final version of the book cover for Paradise Dream. I think it goes very well with the other three books. It also reflects a sense of a young couple walking the beach at sunset in Hawaii back in the late 60s/early 70s.

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In addition, I have been busy plotting and researching religious cults and communes in both California and Hawaii back in that era. What an education I'm getting! I was busy raising a family and completely missed a lot of this. Hippies, marijuana, communal living, free love... While most were self-sufficient agrarian societies, a few were founded on capitalism. Some started with religious bases and evolved into a cult, others were more loosely founded by like-minded hippies wanting to get away from society. Next up for research is mixed race children in Vietnam during this era.

This is going to be an interesting, fun write!!

Friday, September 21, 2018

#AccountaClub: Sep 21, 2018


Reporting in for Isa-Lee Wolf's #AccountaClub. Each Friday we post an accountability update for our current projects/goals/whatever.

Hey, I'm on time this week!
  1. Get the RV cleaned, sorted and prepped for the snowbird season.
    Well, I did get all my clothes (except underclothes) moved into the house and sorted out on the guest bed. I have tried on and sorted through all the pants and sorted out the shirts/blouses I don't care for. Now I have to try on all the other tops and see what doesn't fit or I don't like the way it fits. At that point, cleaning the RV will start but hubby has to get the dryer put back into it's slot. Our washer will stay out until next spring when we will get it fixed somewhere. Sucks that it's fairly new and still not working. Ugh!
     
  2. Write, edit and publish (ebook only) book four in my C'Mon Inn Mystery Trilogy, "Paradise Dream".
    Did more plotting and even posted a blog with some early photos of what I envision the Thompson twin sisters to have looked like. I started out to work on my notes in Outline but realized I needed to change the name of the notebooks since it's no longer related to the Kindle World. I followed their instructions and now I can't open the new notebook. Eeek! So waiting for support to get back to me, hopefully with good news that it is recoverable.

    UPDATE: Still waiting to hear back but I did recover the section by naming it back to what it was. Now while I wait to hear from support, I will slowly copy over the pages. One downside to this great software is the lack of ability to move pages/sections to another notebook.
     
  3. Exercise.
    Well, I printed out more instructions on exercises to fight the dreaded hunched shoulder. Mine is getting worse and I suspect both it and my lower back worsening are due to my sitting in the living room working on my laptop. I love that because I can raise the footstool and keep my legs elevated as well as watch a  little tv (at least have it in the background). But I may have to give it up...well, until we are in the RV in the winter. Then the sofa is the only place I have to sit and work.
See you next Friday!

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Monday, September 17, 2018

"Paradise Dream" - Book four in the C'Mon Inn Mystery Series

I have been working on plotting and characters for book four in the C'Mon Inn Mystery Series, Paradise Dream. This one will provide some back story for the beloved Thompson twins, Anna and Betsy. You will find out how they ended up in Hawaii, why they aren't married, and more.

There will be romance with a dash of mystery this time around. I'm having fun figuring out all the ins and outs as well as s sub-plot or two. Lucia, Nicky, Ray and a few others from book three will be included as well as the lovable Polo who is now a fully grown Boxer.

I had fun looking for photos (these are all thanks to my favorite site, Pixabay.com) to represent Anna and Betsy growing up. This is what I ended up with. Starting as toddlers, into elementary school, on to teens and then as young adults.


And this was their vehicle on their way to their first grand adventure as young adults, fresh out of high school in 1969.


Can you guess where they were headed?

Friday, September 14, 2018

#AccountaClub: Sep 14 2018


Reporting in for Isa-Lee Wolf's #AccountaClub. Each Friday we post an accountability update for our current projects/goals/whatever.

Eeek! It's Saturday night and I haven't posted this yet. Gulp...sorry! LOL!
  1. Get the RV cleaned, sorted and prepped for the snowbird season.
    Well, I started by cleaning out my closet as well as my cruise/dress clothes in the guest room closet. The best pants in size 14 went in a drawer, just in case. I did clean out three piles of clothes that I 1) don't care for, 2) know I will never wear, or 3) just don't fit and on the small side. This purge has continued through today, Saturday.
     
  2. Write, edit and publish (ebook only) book four in my C'Mon Inn Mystery Trilogy, "Paradise Dream".
    Did a lot of plotting this week....I think I have the general gist of where the story will start and end.
     
  3. Exercise.
    Well, I did ask hubby to show me how to use the Blue-ray so I can start trying my Body Groove exercise. I also did a couple of minutes on our elliptical. Hey, it's a start!
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Friday, September 7, 2018

#Accountaclub: Sep 7, 2018


Reporting in for Isa-Lee Wolf's #AccountaClub. Each Friday we post an accountability update for our current projects/goals/whatever.

Eeek! It's Friday already....I am so behind in things, be it blog writing or blog reading. My favorite bloggers posts for 2-3 weeks are still unread. I will catch up - maybe - someday!

Although I've been exceptionally busy, I admit my goal attainment is at an all-time low. Next week won't be any better. It's birthday week for me!!
  1. Get the RV cleaned, sorted and prepped for the snowbird season.
    Ummm, well, I sorted out purses in the house closet and put six up for sale in local ads. Does that count?
  2. Write, edit and publish (ebook only) book four in my C'Mon Inn Mystery Trilogy, "Paradise Dream".
    I'm still working on notes, but it's always on the top of my head. Honest!
See you next Friday!

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