Blog Award

My friend Ciara Knight gave me this blog award.

Here are the rules when I give the award to you!

1. Thank the person/people who gave it to you.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass on to 7 blogs and let them know.

So, seven things about myself

I love mornings.
I love coffee!
My favorite show to watch in reruns is The Nanny
I would love to visit Alaska for a summer. (Summer--not winter!!)
Reading 2 to 3 books at a time has become the way I read now.
My husband surprises me with very cool watches because he's a very cool guy.
I'm glad I met Ciara!!

Here are my 7 bloggers. Oh, but I have 8--Hope that's all right!!

Hildie McQueen
Margaret Ethridge
Ciara Knight
Christy LaShea
Lindsay Downs
Missy Tippens
Angie Breidenbach
Critty Joy
Your turn!!

Too Many Books

I love to read. I mean really love to read. And right now I'm reading up to 4 books. There are so many books I want to read, but haven't yet.
To me reading is relaxing. Even the books that take you on a roller coaster--yes, I can relax on the coaster. I love having my imagination sparked with ideas. I love reading into a world someone else has created. I love reading how characters handle certain situations.

I just love to read.

I can't remember a time in my life where I wasn't reading. I've always had a book I'm reading. It's only been later here in life that I've learned to read more than one book at a time. I find it fun. I don't read the same type of books together. Right now I'm reading a YA, a devotional, a women's fiction and a contemporary romance. All different, yet all intriguing.

What about you? Voracious reader? Not at all? Can you read more than 1 book at a time?

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When It's Not Working

I'm talking from a writer's perspective this morning.
I know all writers are different and they have their own way of doing things. Some plot, some don't.
Some know every scene before they start writing.
Some don't.
I don't.
But I've come to know my progress and it works for me. It really does. For the most part.
Today wasn't a most part.
And this is what I've learned over the years regarding my writing process.
If it's really hard to write a scene--usually it's the wrong scene.
I spent over an hour this morning on a few hundred words.
It's not working.
But, at least I have something down. I will think on what I've written. And I did have a light bulb moment while writing, so I know it was all worthwhile.
I need to take the light bulb moment and create my scene around that.
So, I will think on this today, then tomorrow get back at it.

How about you? What do you do when things seem like they're not working?

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