Monday, September 30, 2013

Share button?

It's a brave new world for this Luddite. What's a Luddite, you ask? The origin of the word goes back to 19th century England and mechanization of the textile mills. People fought that for a bit. These days it generally means someone who's not really ready to embrace EVERY piece of new tech or EVERY Internet app or EVERY upgrade of software that comes down the pike.

One of the comments on my last blog entry came from Lynn Crain - why not try a Twitter share button?

Egads. A share button. What the frell is that?

I went and looked it up and it seems harmless enough on the surface. I mean, how bad can I mess it up?

So here it is. I guess my only option is to give it a shot and see what happens.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Beautiful Light

It's a common problem, I'm sure. We love digital pictures. We collect them from everywhere - our phones, email, the Internet, old-fashioned cameras. One little click and they're saved on the hard drive for posterity. And then what? 

They're stored on the hard drive for posterity and they're in one big messy folder marked with some series of numbers instead of when we took the photo and what it's supposed to be.

Maybe it's just me who does that. 

It's a beautiful late September evening here so I strolled around my corner of the world. In mere days the leaves will change and summer will truly be gone. The light was just right and I had a moment of deja vu, that it had been that way before and I'd captured the image. I came inside and started to look through my photos. (I really need to do some organizing!) I found the image of beautiful light and thought I'd share it with you. 


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A new contract - it's been awhile

Life moves at a pace we have little control over. Oh, we think we do. We make plans and we scurry about, but in the end, it all unfolds much as the universe pleases. I've come too far in life to believe I'm in the driver's seat. There are times you just know everything has come together as it was meant to and your actions were all part of a bigger plan. 

I'm very pleased to announce that I've signed a contract with Whiskey Creek Press Torrid to publish One Summer. I don't know the release date yet, but I'll pass that along as soon as it becomes available. 

It feels pretty good to get moving in this direction again. Being older and wiser, I'm more relaxed and certainly more capable. I think that's a good mix. Heck, I might even have to resurrect my Twitter account!