Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring is Here???

It's April, the tulips and daffodils are starting to bloom. Our grass is greening up, the snow is melting, excitement for warm afternoons and barbeques on the patio is in the air. And yesterday it snowed, today it snowed, and now I wonder, is it really spring or are we still in winter?

I'm being facetious. We need the moisture. We're way behind our water levels here in Northern Utah and with the rainy weather, I'm on my computer which is where I need to be. Writing. Answering e-mails, working. After all, I'm a writer. I have edits to do. I have stories to write. So instead of sitting here moping about the weather, I'm enjoying the time I do have indoors with my computer. I don't feel the pull of warm weather and sunshine. I'm working.
Happy reading -- if you're not working on writing a new story, then pull out a good book and let it take you away. If you'd like some suggestions, pick up a Rachel Gibson or Phyllis Campbell story. If you like spice and erotic, pick up a story by KyAnn Waters. Whatever you decide to do, enjoy the afternoon.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

What makes you different?

I heard the saying: What makes you different may also be your greatest strength.

It made me realize how nice it is that we are all different. What a boring world this would be if we didn't each have our own strengths, weaknesses and idiosyncracies.

As a reader, I'm so glad that each author is different. Each creates a story in their own unique way. The stories they weave are different from others, the characters they create are unique based on the author's background, beliefs, and knowledge. The settings they describe takes us to worlds we've never known. Thank heavens every place is different.

As an author, I find myself bringing in my own background into my stories. I was raised around Morgan horses and so many of mystories will have horses, ranches, and cowboys in them. I have a yellow lab and he is a loving part of our family and you'll also see that many of my stories will have a dog who adds a new dimension to my characters. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, enjoying the mountain in northern Utah so you'll see many of my stories are set in or around the mountains.

Even if you are different, don't let it bother you. In fact, enjoy your uniqueness -- celebrate your differences. That's what makes you - you. It also keeps the world a fun, interesting place to be.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

Just spent the morning with some of my little grandkids and they were all excited to show me the prizes they got from an easter egg hunt this morning. I smile because they are so full of excitement, energy and happiness. After they left and the house got a little quiet, it made me stop and think about Easter and the special day it is.

I just wanted to wish you all a very special Easter whether you are going to a religious service, enjoying family and friends, or playing easter bunny to your children. Life is so great - enjoy it to the fullest.