Sunday, January 14, 2018

Nothing is ever easy...

This has been an emotional week for me. Three of my loved ones have been diagnosed with breast cancer. My aunt, age 74, one of my best friends, age unknown (she's never revealed it) and my husband's cousin, age 37. The last two had total masectomies and my aunt will have a lumpectomy and radiation. It has taken a while for me to handle this information but they are in good spirits and have taken aggressive actions to handle the disease. I will keep them and other in my prayers.

Then, I've had to deal with a corporate giant, Frontier Communications. It was previously Verizon Fios but was sold to Frontier. We recieved a promotional package when this happened and now it's going to expire and to call immediately.

I learned that there were all kinds of 'things' in this package that I wasn't aware that we had. One of them was Frontier's security package, similar to LifeLock, which we have. When I agreed to the changes, I received an email from Frontier asking me to give them the Date of Birth and SSN of all people using the Internet, I became suspicious so I called them back (another forty-five minutes) and I told them I didn't want that option and to please take it out of my contract.

When my husband got home from work, he turned on the television to watch the Nightly News which he DVR's every night and guess what? No DVR!

Saturday, I called them back and was on the phone with Customer Service, then Tech Support and back to Customer Service only to learn that the security package is tied into the DVR option. I was on the phone with them for five hours and guess what? The problem still hasn't been resolved!

I was able to write ten thousand words on my Billionaire manuscript earlier in the week. My mind is filled with my characters but because of this issue, I had to jot down ideas rather than write until I get this situation resolved.

Why is everything so complicated???

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Writing Away!

I hope everyone a wonderful New Year! I know I had a quiet one but was safe!

Where has the time gone? I thought that after the holidays, I could sit down and do some serious writing. Wrong! I've had more appointments than I can count and it's only the first week of the year!

I hope you're enjoying my latest book! I know my friends in the midwest and on the East Coast are having a rough go of the weather. I think it's a good time to read my book and think of the warm weather in Bora Bora!

My plan for the coming weeks, is to finish my Billionaire manuscript. My beta readers are still reviewing my NHRA manuscript which gives me more time to focus!

Once again, be safe, get a flu shot and enjoy life!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year

I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year for 2018!  Happy reading!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Required Holiday Reading

I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.  

I reread my book on my Kindle and still got such a kick out of it. I have to admit I have very entertaining friends! My life would be dull without them!! Thank you for being in my life!!   

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Where are the Angels?

I don't know what it is, but as I get older I can't handle bad news as well as I used to. I try and take a deep breath and rationalize how I'm going to deal with the situation. I try and look for the reason why things happen, but sometimes I can't. I count the blessings I have and make them my priority.

First thing that happened that really hurt as a senseless act was a traffic accident in the Dallas area. A  pregnant mother and her unborn son were killed when  they were hit from behind by a off duty fireman showing off his brand new BMW. He and his buddy had been drinking and a flask was found in his car. The baby was due on Christmas Day. You'd think that a fire fighter would know the dangers of drinking and driving.

Second? The employment situation. Big companies are being bought out by others causing good people to lose their jobs or forced into retirement. My husband included. Everyday we wonder when the axe is going to fall. We've tried to plan ahead but it sure makes one think twice about purchases.
It happened to one of my best friends and they're moving back to Chicago. They've been here for fourteen years. I can so empathize with her. Downsizing, selling the house, leaving her family here. She's devastated.

Third. You know we bought the Money Pit, hence my first book every published, When the Runway Went South. I found out you have to be very careful with repairmen around here. It's all a racket with wanting you to sign yearly contracts. I have found out the people here in Texas have a lot of money and will pay without blinking an eye. I'm not like that since I count every cent I have. In the eight years I've lived here, I found reputable electricians, HVAC, lawn care but have not found a good plumber.

On one of my daily walks, I saw a van in front of one of the houses on my route. It was a plumbing company I had never seen be. I made a note on my phone to check it out. The plumber saw me smiled and waved which I returned.  The next day, he was dead. There was a gas leak underneath that house and they had dug a trench to climb underneath the house to investigate. The foundation came crashing on top of him, burying him alive. The next day while walking the same route, there were two helicopters and six firetrucks from neighboring cities in front of the house and that's when I found out about his death. He was only 39 years old and leaves behind a wife and three young children. Right before Christmas.

Fourth? Someone ran into my daughter's car at a stoplight on her way home from work last night. They drove away before she could get their license plate. Granted, there was little damage but still.

We need angels!

But back to my writing. I'm still at it! I've got lots of material I can use!

Friday, December 8, 2017

A Sweet Christmas Romance

Who knows?
Chelsea Crawford, Chicago attorney, thought as she boarded the plane to begin her first ever, ten day Christmas cruise to Bora Bora. Would she find love in addition to warm sunshine and sandy beaches? Her question is answered on the plane when she meets handsome financial wizard Cameron Brooks. She learns that he is the brother and Best Man of famous model, Dylan Brooks, who is to be married in Bora Bora, to the daughter of a scandalous Hollywood couple.
To Cameron, meeting Chelsea was love at first sight. If he wasn’t responsible for his brother’s wedding, he would spend every moment with her, but he can’t. He tries to balance his time with Chelsea, but between his brother’s outlandish antics and the publicity seeking in-laws, things escalate out of hand.
Who knew?
Chelsea was Cameron’s aunt’s attorney! So what if his aunt doesn’t share his last name. But when Cameron accuses Chelsea of dating him for his money, it becomes a deal breaker. The cruise has ended and the relationship is off!
Cameron wishes he could take back his harsh words after a tongue lashing from his aunt. Now his family won’t speak to him. But how can he find her? He never learned Chelsea’s last name!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Editing Like Crazy!

I received the second round of edits and finished those! Next were the Copy edits and turned those into my editor. Getting excited!

I also worked more on my Billionaire series. The creative juices are flowing! And the holidays are right around the corner!