Aug 19 2016

Early Morning Writing

IS A HABIT Writing is a Habit…Cultivate it.

Words I have taken to heart over the last few days.

Over the last year many things in my life have changed, among them a new job, a new place to live, a new love, and most of all…new routines.

And when you’re a writer, a disruption to your routine could be a bad thing…a really bad thing.

Over the last month I have made a conscious effort to recommit myself to getting the words on the page and getting my books done. I’ve done the usual things, setting up my word count spreadsheet, filling my plot board with colorful Post-It Notes, and setting aside time each night to write.

Well, two out of three ain’t bad. LOL

Ok, two of three would be great if one of those things happened to be WRITING!

After weeks of trial and error of working at night after working the full time job, dedicating most of my weekend, etc. to getting words on the page, they just weren’t coming the way they used to…then I figured it out this week.

Alleluia…cue the doves!

Last week browsing through my kindle a book popped into my feed that caught my eye.”The Lifelong Writing Habit, The Secret to Writing Every Day” by Chris Fox.

I read it. I absorbed the idea. And I remembered that for the last seven years I was up before the rest of the house, pouring the coffee and letting the words flow from my fingers to the page.

I set my alarm Sunday night and I’m not looking back.

Since Monday morning I’ve already written more words this week than I have all month!

Does your habit work for you?

Jul 25 2016

Pics of the Week 7.24.16







Luna…doing what Luna does best. LOL













Friday night stroll at sunset on Westhampton Beach.

Just heavenly.












Capped off a great Sunday with The Man at a local hotel. Live band, a few drinks and oysters and shrimp.














Silly selfie with The Man.

He definitely makes me laugh. 🙂







Hope you had a great week!

Jul 11 2016

Pics of the Week 7.9.16






Started the weekend out for dinner with The Man…the purple haze sangria was delicious!







Luna found a comfy spot in my office to sleep away a Sunday morning.











I got a new shade of lipstick…now must master the art of the selfie. LOL




Hope you had a great weekend.


Jul 03 2016

Pics of the Week

Hope you had a great week. Here’s what’s new in my little corner of the universe…aka…Long Island.

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Luna loves to “hug” the arm of the couch, my roses are blooming, find of the week at my local farm stand – Pear and vanilla bean jam, and Old Glory by our front porch to honor the Home of the free because of the BRAVE!

What made you smile this week?


Apr 17 2016

The Closet Office

20160416_103223 Welcome to The Closet.

7 months ago I moved…a move unlike any move I’ve made in the past. This move was emotional, the product of a divorce. A move to a new place with a new man, a home without my kids (though they are young adults, I miss them terribly) and a home already furnished. Yikes.

Figuring out a home office and place to write that works for me, has been the most challenging. The few pieces of furniture I didn’t want to part with came with me and we’ve made work…the office has remained a “WIP.” LOL

Due to the fact that I feel most creative with all my post-it notes and a little bit of clutter…we decided the basement was the place for me. (Neat guy…clutter queen!) Unfortunately, going down to the basement to write, answer emails, blog, hit the social media…proved to be completely unproductive for me. I guess in some ways I felt too isolated, unmotivated and uninspired. Not good for writing a book.

This week we decided to move me upstairs to the guest room off the master bedroom where my desk can look out over the backyard and watch the sunrise over the trees…it’s pretty now, when the flowers and trees are in full bloom, it’s even prettier! Next to me is a large closet with sliding doors, the perfect place for my office. A place for my plot board and all my research books, etc. A place I can be a little cluttered and messy and close the door when I’m done!

Today I’m headed to Staples to complete my space…a pretty file box, desk organizer, etc.

If you have an office in the closet…I’d love to hear some tips and tricks to making the space work for you!

Have a great week!


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