Friday Special Surprise

Since I had Fiendish Friday on Tuesday this week I thought I would give a little bonus post. A bonus post with a bonus. Does that make this a double bonus? Bonus, Bonus.

I got the brilliant idea from a fellow author blogger to do a free give away with a twist. So here’s the deal, if you review Scripting the Truth and send me the link to your review (contact page is just fine) I will give you a free e copy of my next book (coming Fall 2016). And I’ll do it in perpetuity. Review my next book, a murder mystery, and gain a free copy of my spy novel when I publish that next year (2017). But this will only be open to those of you who start with Scripting the Truth and I think the time will be limited.

So what are you waiting for, more than 300 of you have it already.

As a side bar, Wednesday’s writer cafe was my 250th blog post. Congratulations to me.

Fiendish Friday – 5AM

So a couple of weeks ago I started getting up at FIVE AM.

I am not a morning person, in fact I rarely come alive until after dinner, so what prompted this insanity?

I realized I am not unhappy with my life. In fact, my life is pretty much fabulous. Hate me if you like. LOL. But I did realize I was the only person in my house not getting their needs met.

My dog is pretty simple: 2 meals a day, belly rubs, ball throwing, an hour walk, and once a week massive hike. √

The hamster: clean it’s cage weekly. feed it about weekly.√

My hubby: good food, clean clothes to wear to work, a happy wife, and a healthy amount of mumble mumble (move along folks, nothing to see here). √

My kiddo: home school, good food, coop, specialty classes, play dates, cuddles with Mommy, and Legos. (Never underestimate a six year old boy’s need for Legos.) √

Me: yoga, writing time, reading time, crafty/TV watching time.

Yeah – I guess I ask lot given I am a stay at home mom. LOL. For those of you not in the know, stay at home mom means no time alone.

So I started getting up at five, oh god, I’ll say it again, five. So I could write, yoga, then walk the dog and start my day. I am still not a morning person. But what it comes down to is this, I can be either “not a morning person writer” or I can sleep in. Because you have to actually write to call yourself a writer and not much of that was happening post Nano, pre five AM.

So now I am writing. 500-1000 words each day on my nano novel. It’s progressing really well. I think it helps I ended Nano with my novel at the all down hill from here point. But still, words are accumulating. Some days, when I don’t have anything planned for the morning, I actually take two whole hours to write and then yoga after I walk the dog. (kiddo likes his morning TV, don’t judge.) It’s kind of nice to have the time to be flexible and to prioritize my writing. I used to just shoehorn it in where ever I could fit it. Now it has it’s own space.

How do you give your writing (or substitute other passion) it’s own space? Do you go to extreme lengths? Or lengths that feel extreme to you anyway? LOL

And Merry Christmas to those who celebrate. Happy Friday to those who don’t. My book, Scripting the Truth, is still available for free download until the 27th.

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It snowed this week. I love it when it snows at my house. My son got out his sled and started sliding in the back yard in two inches of snow. It’s fun for us because we don’t get nineteen blizzards each winter. But it’s already mostly melted away. sigh.

The stockings are hung by not quite by the chimney, the TV is there, so we put the stocking in a huge window by fireplace. The tree has been up and decorated so long we don’t even bother to turn the lights on every day now. LOL The presents are wrapped and waiting for Friday. I’ve been to the grocery store. I’ve baked multiple times this month. Christmas is ready and we are waiting….

And now it’s time for me to do a little something for you….

So what am I doing for you for Christmas? Thanks for asking. My book Scripting the Truth is a free kindle download for the next five days. Go get it. Read it. Tell me how much it diverted you when you wanted to strangle your Aunt Bet for getting ratty on spiked Egg Nog.

Be safe this Christmas. Enjoy your family, even if they drive you crazy. I hope you still believe in the idea of Santa and practice all that he stands for.