Saturday Serendipity, 11 February 2017

February 11, 2017 by - 5 Comments

    It’s been a long, challenging week in the Benedicts’ little corner of So IL. The DH was gone, and the boy got his driver’s license. I finished the first draft of The Intruder and have begun reading/editing. Winter and spring are in an early battle–I haven’t seen any buds on trees, yet. Praying that …Read More

All the Valentine Hearts, Just for You!

February 11, 2017 by - 23 Comments

  I’ve been so touched by the wonderful support that’s come my way over the past six weeks or so since I started blogging every day. Thank you! Here’s a chance to win a special Valentine package from me: A copy of my latest novel, The Abandoned Heart, a custom-designed (by me!) mug and Valentine, plus …Read More


February 9, 2017 by - 4 Comments

  One is uncomplicated. One is doable. One is visible. One is easily contemplated. One is worthy of focus. One is satisfying. Multitasking takes away the satisfaction of accomplishment, the pleasure in the journey. What is one thing you could do, today?     February 8th Words Journal: 205 Words Long Fiction: 0 Words Short …Read More

The Next One

February 7, 2017 by - 4 Comments

  I have some good news to share today! The first draft of my next novel–tentatively titled The Intruder–is done. There’s lots and lots of work to come, but as the saying goes: you can’t edit a blank page. Now, none of the pages are blank, so I will be able to make them all work together. But …Read More

Confessions of a Supernatural Fangirl

February 6, 2017 by - 3 Comments

  What? I haven’t yet written about the show Supernatural on the blog? Color me stunned. (If you don’t know the show, or even don’t like it, we can still be friends, but you might want to read the Supernatural Wikipedia page to catch up.) Tonight my guys and I finished Season 11 of the …Read More

Sunday, 5 February 2017

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  A 41-inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee – a lot more. — Jayne Mansfield* *Jayne Mansfield, a tireless seeker of fame and self-improvement, also spoke 5 languages and a reported IQ of 163. February 4  Words Journal: 35  words Long fiction: 1824 words Short …Read More

Saturday Serendipity, 4 February 2017

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Every Saturday, Rain or Shine

  Self care, art, and audiobooks were all on my screens this week… Shakespeare was right, after all. Science now tells us that sleep does clean-up in our brains, and may help us to forget what we don’t need to remember. I’m a certified audiobook addict–just ask anyone who rides in my car with me. …Read More

When Doubt Arrives, Right on Schedule

February 3, 2017 by - 4 Comments

    I’m at that point in the book. It’s one of two moments of intense doubt that show up for me in writing a novel–every single novel. The first moment happens at around twenty-four thousand words. That’s about a quarter of the way in, when the basics of the story are all on the page …Read More

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