Lockdown writing and a disclosure

I have been writing like a maniac. This is good, right?

I resurrected an erotic romance story (novel? novella?) I started about a year and a half ago with many chapters, and supplemented/edited it in the past few days. I think out of the 50k+ words, probably half are ready for an editor to go through with a fine-tooth comb. But I’ll get the rest completed first before sending it out to have it proofread. I plan on publishing on kindle.

So that’s on the romance side of things.

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Let’s lighten up a little with some fun

My doom and gloom posts lately are irking me so let’s change gears.

A number of humorous and droll topics have crossed my path in recent days. I thought I’d share. 😉

For instance:

If you don’t have a dog and you’re under curfew but you have a husband, putting him on a leash to walk him will earn you a $1500 fine in Quebec.

“Husbands don’t qualify as pets,” the authorities said. 😂

Perhaps it’s time to get a dog, then… ?

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Memoir Mondays

Imagine a school system that sent an gravely sick seven year old child home by herself when her moaning disrupted the classroom.

Imagine a teacher not bothering to call the mom that her child was obviously distressed. Or, if she did in fact tried to call but failed to reach someone, made no other arrangements to ensure the sick child’s safety.

Imagine that little girl walking home from school by herself with a headache so severe she was afraid she was going to fall off the sidewalk and into the street.

Imagine this child banging her head against the cool wall next to the locked door of her apartment when no one came to open the door because that was the only thing she could think of to try and ease the brutal pain in her head.

That child was me on a late spring day in the year 1976.

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Bloggers who write, and publish books

There are many published and indie authors following my blog. Did you know this? Let me list some of them for you here. Perhaps we can support one another by buying their books.

When I’m not writing or editing, or dealing with puppy shenanigans, I spend time reading books mentioned by my blog followers, readers and commenters. Allow me to share some of my interests:

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Trying not to jinx it

The internet gods of yesterday have shriveled up and died.

Or went to bother someone else, I don’t know. I do know however, that other people in the area had trouble with this internet provider my mom is using (where I am staying, currently). I sent a message out on twitter to their helpline and a couple of hours later there were 13 other people who jumped in on my thread to complain about their lackluster service, too.

But today, Sunday morning, the internet is working wonderfully.

(I just smacked myself for trying to jinx it – sheesh)

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