Monday, July 30, 2012


Some people say "People never change." I really don't believe that. I think people can change for the better if they want to. Bad habits can change if people give it their all and really want to change.

And I don't know a single person who can say they don't know someone who has changed for the worse at some point in their life.

But what about when people change and it's not good or bad, just different? Sometimes people do change and they may be the person they want to be and all, but they've changed so much that other people can't connect or identify with them anymore. People who were once the best of friends no longer are...they just don't have the common ground anymore.

I have a group of friend and I honestly wanted to be tightly wound with these women for the rest of my life. On many occasions I'd envisioned us in our 70's still getting together, still laughing, still enjoying ourselves and going on adventures. But now it seems the dream is fading. I don't feel as connected to all of them anymore. They've changed.

I guess I can't say that I haven't changed. I hope I am becoming a better person. That's my goal. But I want to still be the same person too.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Taking a break!

Hello! I'm over at Sandra Sookoo's bog today for Museful Monday! Come stop by and read today's post: Taking a break from your manuscript!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Twitter me this, Twitter me that!

Do you Twitter? I do. In the last couple months I've made quite an effort to be on Twitter more and the last few weeks, I've really gained a decent amount of followers. I think I'm actually getting it.

So here are a few tips I've learned.

- You need to actually interact with people. Don't just post your own updates and read others. Reply to posts that interest you. This whole networking socializing thing doesn't work unless you actually conversate with people.

- If someone posts something that amuses you, or informs you, don't just reply to them. Retweet the post so all your followers can enjoy it too.

- Don't just post about your book or other thing you need to promote. People like to interact with other people, not just advertisements.

- Link your Facebook posts and Blog posts with Twitter. Anything, really. I think my Goodreads posts are linked too.

Good luck with your venture into Twitter. And if you'd like to follow me, check me out here!! :) Thanks!

And please please please check out my guest post on Rachel Brimble's blog!!!!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Do you ever put yourself first?

These days there are so many pressures in life. Work, appointments, household chores, kids, their activities, etc...the list goes on and on. I think women can sometimes feel the pressure more. There is more expectation to do it all...and perfectly.

I often wonder how many women, and men, put themselves first once in a while. I feel it is so important to do things for ourselves. To be kinda selfish once in a while. I think we need to feel special and do something just for us. Everyone needs a break from their recharge, not think about the rest of the world.

Me, I take a dance class. It's my one night a week to do something just for me. I love it.

When you have kids, mom is usually the last to get new clothes, shoes, etc... But I make sure to buy myself something new too. I feel better, more confident, when I look good :)

To live a happy life, I think balance is key. And it's okay to yourself first every once in a while!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How can you dislike something you've never experienced?

I often come under ridicule for liking the things I like. Maybe "ridicule" is a harsh word, but it's how I often feel. I am a very open-minded person and I accept people and the different things they enjoy, even if I am not really into them. I think all people should be free to enjoy what they enjoy as long as it's not hurting anyone else. So it really aggravates me when people come down on me for liking what I like.

ESPECIALLY when they have never even experienced it.

Now I have never skied. Once we were going to go (my hubby used to ski all the time) but there was an ice storm and we had to cancel our plans. I really just never had the opportunity or desire since. But it would be silly for me to sit here and say "I dislike skiing. I think it's a waste of time. I don't understand why people like skiing so much." I don't know if I will ever go skiing (though most likely not) but I sure as hell will not come down on the people that do it and love it just because it's not my thing.

Life is far too short and I truly believe we should all spend our time doing things that make us happy. No one should be made to feel as if their passions are less worthy.

Monday, July 2, 2012

And the winner is.....

Thanks so much for stopping by to comment for the Angels vs. Demons blog hop!! Very fun, as always!!!

I drew my winner for a $10 Amazon or B&N GC just now! The winner is Christine!!! Congrats!!!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday! Size Matters! ;)

****This post contains material ONLY suitable for those
18 and over.***

I signed up kinda late, so I am number 100-something on the list, but hopefully I will still get some decent hits!! I REALLY want some feedback on the opening of my new book. This is book 2 in a three book series.

It's called Size Matters :)

If a bike had a penis and eyes pleading for a blowjob, the whole ordeal would be just like riding a bike. Bryn Harper hadn’t had sex with a living, breathing man in nearly two and a half years.  The only sex she’d had was the sort involving rubber and vibrating replicas of manliness. So being in this position, nearly naked as she stepped into her dimly lit bedroom, felt far more difficult than peddling around on two wheels.

She’d been sorta dating Max for a couple months and it was finally time to do it. Bryn didn’t love the guy, but he was good enough. 

Whattya think????