It’s that time again, the #IWSG day. Here’s where you can share those doubts or triumphs. This group is all about connecting, and thanks to the stealthy and clever Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh, we have this space every month.
May 6 Question: do you have any rituals that you use when you need help getting into the ZONE? Care to share?
The question is as always optional.
The only thing closest to a ritual I have for times like these is to start walking. I find that if I get up from my desk and take off on a trail or along a beach, I soon find a way to write what I have in my mind. These past weeks I’ve been out of the ZONE a great deal, so I’ve covered a lot of territory. If you’ve seen my Facebook posts, you’ll know I set a challenge of 4 miles a day. I started on March 17 and as of yesterday (day 50) I’ve logged 200 miles. That’s such a nice round figure, and I’m thinking I could be almost half way to LA if only I’d headed straight that direction. Of course, I don’t want to go to LA, so it’s probably better that my route wasn’t just south and instead took me to a lot of different places.
My May Book Report
So many books this month and all so good.
|Jemi Frasier’s Dancing with Dementia was excellent. I felt as if I had a book I could really use if I had to face the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. My REVIEW.|
|Sandra Cox’s newest book sounds like something I’d like to read. I need to find out about that sexy deputy. Here’s how Sandra describes Mateo’s Law:
A modern day, shape-shifting sheriff.
He’s the sheriff of a sparsely populated county in Montana. His blood brother and childhood best friend is Chief of Police on the Blackfoot Reservation, but they no longer speak. His deputy is a southern transplant with the body of a high-priced call girl, a voice of honey and a mouth of a trucker. And if that’s not enough, he’s got a secret that would stun those that know him best. Other than that, it’s business as usual for Sheriff Mateo Grey.
|I mentioned David Powers King’s new book last month, but have just purchased it and wanted to show off his cover. His tagline is: A princess. A dragon. Their quest.|
|And another story’s out by Beverly Stowe McClure!
Gabe never asked for an angel…
Gabe Montana’s clumsy. He’s overweight, and he’s dyslexic. Worse yet, the bullies make his fifteen-year-old life even more miserable—so miserable he wants to die. My REVIEW
|Will the third ghost be found before fires take more lives? Can everyone be warned before Pompeii is buried again? What happens if a blizzard traps a family in East Germany? Will the Firebird help Soviet sisters outwit evil during WWII? And sneaking off to see the first aeroplane – what could go wrong?
Ten authors explore the past, sending their young protagonists on harrowing adventures. Featuring the talents of Yvonne Ventresca, Katharina Gerlach, Roland Clarke, Sherry Ellis, Rebecca M. Douglass, Bish Denham, Charles Kowalski, Louise MacBeath Barbour, Beth Anderson Schuck, and L.T. Ward.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents, authors, and editors, these ten tales will take readers on a voyage of wonder into history. Get ready for an exciting ride!
If you’d like to know more about the judges and the process for choosing stories for these IWSG Anthologies, HERE is where you can find that information.
Quote of the Month:“Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” – Walt Whitman