I apologize for the long dry spell with no new posts. It has been a long year, and I have missed this blog. I had a complicated year with a lot of medical problems that made it impossible for me to keep up with my writing in any form. Things are just now beginning to taper out for me, and I am finding my way back to “normal” as much as I can. I will update when I am able. I promise not to go another year without any news. 😉 Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding.
I just want to post a quick apology here to my readers/followers. This blog is very important to me, but sometimes life happens. That is what occurred this month. I had my oldest graduating with special honors. It was an endless roller coaster this entire month of events, banquets, award ceremonies, parties, planning, financial obligations, college preparations and more. Though I am an immensely proud parent, I am hopeful now that the madness has passed for the most part, and I can get back down to the writing business. Thanks for your patience everyone (and not giving up on me). 🙂
Today’s post is dedicated to the upcoming release of the book, “Painted Faces” by L.H. Cosway. This wonderful romantic comedy is set to be released Sunday, December 16th.
Trust me when I say, this is not a book you want to miss!
For your reading pleasure, here is the synopsis courtesy of L.H. Cosway:
“Come forth with an open mind, for an unconventional tale of love..
Dublin native Freda Wilson considers herself to be an acquired taste. She has a habit of making offensive jokes and speaking her mind too often. She doesn’t have the best track record with first impressions, which is why she gets a surprise when her new neighbour Nicholas takes a shine to her.
Nicholas is darkly handsome, funny and magnetic, and Freda feels like her black and white existence is plunged into a rainbow of colour when she’s around him. When he walks into a room he lights it up, with his quick wit and charisma. He is a travelling cabaret performer, but Freda doesn’t know exactly what that entails until the curtains pull back on his opening night.
She is gobsmacked and entirely intrigued to see him take to the stage in drag. Later on, Nicholas asks her if she would like to become his show assistant. Excited by the idea, she jumps at the chance. Soon she finds herself embroiled in a world of wigs, make-up and high heels, surrounded by pretty men and the temptation of falling for her addictively beautiful employer.
In this story of passion and sexual discovery, Nicholas and Freda will contend with jealousy, emotional highs and lows, and the kind of love that only comes around once in a lifetime.”
Sometimes I find myself so disgusted with the limited choices in our political campaigns that I feel little or no motivation to vote.
Then I remind myself that in many places around the world, voting is not an option at all, much less a choice.
It may seem at times like it’s merely a process of choosing between lesser evils. However, simply doing nothing at all will never bring about change (good or bad).
Even if my single vote doesn’t seem big enough to cause a ripple on the pond, at least I will know I have cast it.
Is it not hypocritical to say, “I won’t bother to vote.” Then later complain because of the outcome?
Decide which issues are the big ones. Choose the stances that will make the best change, (because no one is going to change everything the way we want it). So pick and choose and vote your conscience.
That’s right! For those of you in the writing community, you know that November means another round of Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month)! The great thing is, you don’t have to be some great accomplished author to participate. Its open to everyone and its free! You can’t get much better than that. Plus they have all kinds of ways to help people to come up with ideas, find support from other writers, get motivated to write their 50,000 words in a month, and more. They even have some cool items for sale in their online marketplace (in case you want to help support them).
Find out more here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/
I’m sorry to say my posts are not going to as frequent this month, as my nanowrimo challenge is fully underway. Takes time and dedication to write that novel within a 30 days you know. 🙂
If you decide to give it a whirl, look me up while you’re there. My nanowrimo page is at: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/kl_toth
Best of luck to all my fellow nanowrimo participants!
Today’s post is not some attempt at pearls of wisdom or insightful quotes. Today my thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and the families that are suffering in the throws of Hurricane Sandy. The devastation it is causing is heart wrenching, and the loss of lives is absolutely tragic. May God guide the relief workers and everyone who is working hard to save as many lives as possible.