New year, new changes, NO new blogger!
Sorry Blogger. I refuse to switch to the Google version. I have enough changes in my life right now.
Today I booked a trip to Jamaica for later this month... a work trip. Haven't been there in a couple of years and Haiti is still too dangerous. On my monitor at work I have a photo of ____, the girl who once lived in our girls home who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered and then her body dumped in a trash heap, after the ransom was paid. I don't know why I have it hanging there... to remember, I guess. I hear the tide has turned, though... and the people in Haiti are now attacking the kidnappers once they are identified. After the murder of the six-year-old boy and the kidnapping of the kids from the school bus (those kids were set free, thank God!) the people are taking justice into their own hands.
DH and I have decided to adopt a rescue dog. Tiger isn't doing so great. He isn't eating well, and I can tell he's quieter than normal. I think he really misses Tia. So hopefully a new dog will help. I don't know if I'm ready, but... I guess we'll see. Maybe a new dog will be a good distraction.
Next week FIL is having surgery and at the day job, we're moving to a new building. Gulp. I hate moving, and I've been at the same office for 13 years. Lots of memories... I worked there before I got married, when my mom and dad died... then there was the hurricane in 2005. The new building is nice, and not too much further from my home, but it's a huge change. And being a stubborn Taurus, I don't deal well with change.
I'm learning. Slowly.
I'm concentrating on writing Empath, the first book due. Not much progress yet. I'm trying to flesh out a critical scene that comes right before they make love in the cottage. Did a load of laundry as I'm pondering it. Always try to multi-task when not doing actual writing. Saves time.
Next month is our chapter's conference. Florida Romance Writers. Keynote speaker is Sherrilyn Kenyon. I can't wait. I seldom get together with my chapter anymore due to time constraints, and seeing Sherrilyn will be so exciting. She's such a nice person.
Read a book last night because I was too tired to write and was disapointed. The suspense was good enough, the plot well-paced. But I felt that the chemistry between the characters lacked. They didn't mesh. I wasn't convinced they fit together by the book's end. It was a case of the plot overshadowing the romance. But it was a fast read and it felt good just to read. Now...
back to writing. I will. I will.