Happy New Year, Roses and Friends of Roses!
What a fabulous December we had here on our blog, a wonderful variety of well-told tales around the prompt: “Pulling this off would take a Christmas miracle.” In the hub-bub of the holidays, I relished the time to sip my morning coffee and enjoy a new story section. Well-drawn characters, interesting plots, and poignant endings, all. Thank you, Buds!
Some of us saw the ball dropping last night and watched the second hand click to 2018, but even if we slept through the switch of the year, we’re forced to put that snowman at the end of 201_! Mushing on is what we writers do. We create another story, edit the heck out of it, title and cover it, publish it and figure out ways to sell it, learning from last year, but not letting our 2017 troubles weigh us down.
Resilient and persistent we are!
Now back to reality. Persistence implies more time at our computers, right? Lately my legs begin aching a half hour into a writing spree. Usually I get up and walk around, do a chore, etc., but I’d like a different solution. I am well aware of the dangers of sitting for long periods. Recent research is worrisome: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/20/well/move/why-sitting-may-be-bad-for-your-heart.html
So maybe in 2018 I should write standing up as well as sitting down. I’m thinking about buying a gizmo to raise/lower my computer so I can stand half of the time I write. Before I decide to buy the $500 thing, I want to learn more from people who use one and how it’s working for them.
Tell me about yours or your friends’ experiences…or alternates to the $500 purchase.
And if you have the need to put your legs up, here’s a book to read!
BAD LIES http://a.co/0DuYNPn:
Italy’s haunted caves spell danger for an American golfer and a NATO geologist
Sophie Maxwell is a late-blooming, unorthodox golfer, and mother of a precocious thirteen year-old. Determined to put divorce, bankruptcy, and a penchant for gambling in her past, Sophie goes to Italy for a qualifying golf tournament.
Jack Walker turned his back on a pro golfing career to become a geologist. As a favor to his ailing father he’ll caddy for Sophie; off hours, he’ll find caves on the Mediterranean coast, suitable for NATO listening posts for terrorist activity.
Someone is determined to stop Jack’s underground hunt and ruin Sophie’s chances to win her tournament.
On a Rome golf course and in the Amalfi coast’s haunted caves, all the odds are stacked against Sophie and Jack. In their gamble of a lifetime, who wins?
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