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DOG SITTING, THE LAKE, FUN AND FAMILY

Good morning all. Once again we are at Lake Cumberland for the weekend. My daughter’s little dog is blind and is terrified of the boat, so since I don’t swim, we said we would stay with Zoe. Plus we love the peace and quiet here.
I was supposed to do this blog yesterday, but by the time I finished all I had to do, plus throw my rags in a bag, then sit still as a stone on the I75 due to rush hour traffic, we did not get here till late and I just deflated like a blow up doll.
I love it when I am with family. We have such a good time when we are together. After all, family is what it’s about, and with the world going to Hell in a hand basket, we need to stick together.
Okay, so much for preaching. I hope y’all have been able to get some work done this week. I am going to try and work on THE STONE KILLER some, but it is a two hour trip to any large super market.  That’s fun.  But then, it is Saturday and all country people go to town on Saturday.  So, that is my day.  So much for relaxing amid the peace and quiet. I just realized. Today is the first of the month, so it is bill paying day. Lordy, I love when your plan works out. Ha.
Y’all take it easy if you can. I hope you have a Blessed day and we’ll talk later.

1/2/DREAMAH

 

LOUISVILLE, RESPITE FROM THE HEAT, NO SLEEP, THE HANGMAN

STONE KILLER SGNLE, NEWSister took off Tuesday for Louisville to visit her daughter.  Since they are continually on the go when they’re together, the editing on THE STONE KILLER stops until she returns.  Friday she is making spaghetti sauce to put in the freezer out of all the tomatoes from her garden.  So, hopefully we can get back to completing the revisions and editing of THE STONE KILLER on Monday.  I want that novel completely finished, updated and uploaded.

NEW HANGMAN SINGLEThat is why I am not rushing THE HANGMAN, the second book in the Jonas Black series.  I’m listing the procedures and checking them twice to be sure I’m correct.  I do take a few liberties with some police methods, but not a lot.  Since I watch a lot of true police shows and forensic shows, I try to stick to the correct procedures and medical facts.  I hopefully will get this novel finished, edited multiple times, and uploads before the end of the year. PRAY FOR ME!

The first half of this year was a rough time for me health wise and for writing.  There were other things that happened that delayed my writing goals, but that is life.  Not everything goes as we plan..  I’m doing great now and that is all that matters.  Enough said about that.

images.jpeg 4What the hell is with this problem of me not being able to fall asleep late at night?  I didn’t go to sleep until almost five this morning.  Needless to say, I’m going to try to stay awake, but might need a short nap to get me through the rest of the day.  When I did awake this morning, it was to cloudy skies with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.  The weather report keeps changing the high temperature for today.  One said 81, another says 78.  I just checked it.  Now is says 79.  I don’t care as long as it is not in the high eighties or in the nineties.  I am so ready for winter, and yes, even snow.

Back to work.  Everyone have a great day and stay safe.

Dreamah

REWRITE OF THE STONE KILLER, EDITING, EDITING, EDITING, I HATE IT!, THE HANGMAN

STONE KILLER SGNLE, NEWI have come to the conclusion that even the BEST writers miss errors in their books.  Sister and I have been, AGAIN, going over the rewrite of THE STONE KILLER, and of course, editing, editing and more editing.  I know, you don’t have to say it out loud, IT HAS TO BE DONE, if we want a quality book.  We do, or we wouldn’t be working our asses off going over and over the story to make it better and free of errors!   When people buy our books, we want them to get their money’s worth.  Folks work hard for their money.

This is the last time for THE STONE KILLER.  I have to admit, we have learned a lot about rewriting and editing a novel.  It has been a long, slow, and sometimes painful process.  Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could slap our words onto the computer or paper, and they’d be correct the first time.  Let me tell you folks, it ain’t gonna happen, no matter how good you think you are.  so buck up and edit, rewrite, edit, rewrite, rewrite, then edit and edit some more.  We have.  We won’t be uploading anything from now on until we’re certain we have the complete story on paper and all the damn editing is done.  By the way, I HATE TO EDIT.

NEW HANGMAN SINGLEOnce the revision is uploaded, my full attention is back on THE HANGMAN.  In between working on the revision of THE STONE KILLER, I have been going over THE HANGMAN again and again, making notes of anything I’ve left out or need to resolve.  I have also been editing, editing and doing it some more.  The story is progressing as I had hoped.  I’m wavering between two characters as my killer, but believe my original choice will stand.  I’ll have to wait to see how the storyline plays out.  Characters do surprise you.

Since this is the beginning of my writing work week, I need to get back to it.  Everyone have a great week and stay safe.

Dreamah

THE HANGMAN, CRIME SCENE VISUALIZATION, LAUNDRY DAY, CLOUDY AND COOLER, THANK GOD

NEW HANGMAN SINGLEIt is Monday and I am back to work on THE HANGMAN.  i just killed off my next victim and now my team is on scene.  As I write, I try to visualize being with them, seeing what they see and experience what they do.  It’s like a movie playing in my head.  I attempt to insert myself into each character, know what they’re thinking and feeling at the moment.  Then I try to capture all those senses and emotions on paper, actually my computer.  It is not an easy job being a writer.  Besides creating the story, you have to act out each part, know what each character thinks, feels, fears and every other emotion they might have.  so that is what I’ve been working at accomplishing so far today.

 

11-4FFBF4EE-702370-96011-F3861162-675487-960IMAG0506Also, it is laundry day.  it was supposed to be cooler, The weatherman lied, it’s 86 outside, I’ve been washing clothes, animal bedding and anything that doesn’t get out of my way.  I am tired and would love a nap, but I still have a couple of load of animal bedding to clean.  My fur babies do like a clean bed.

 

images.jpeg 4Like I said, the weatherman lied about how cool it was going to be today.  The heat this summer has been really tough to handle, not only for me, but for my critters.  They mostly stay in my bedroom where I have a floor and an overhead fan running all the time.  Oh my electric bill.  Anything to stay cool.

 

 

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Well winter is on its way.  I cling to that fact and can’t wait for cold weather.  I am a winter person all the way.

Everyone have a great week and stay safe.  As all things do, this heat too shall end.  Until then, stay cool.

Dreamah

 

 

BEANS, GAZPACHO, ETC.

I am so tired of tomatoes I could cry. Why is the spacing so off? Just something else to pile on my plate. I’ll just deal with it for today. I’ve been saying that for weeks now until I have so much to do I don’t know where to start.
I swear, Sister and I thought we had done a good job of editing THE STONE KILLER. Well let me tell you that apparently we suck at editing. Sister did a search and we used the word “and” over 3000 times. YUCK, YUCK AND DOUBLE YUCK. BUT, I am in the process of reading a David Baldacci book and I counted the “ands” on one page. There were 8 on just one page. What does that mean?  I have no idea.  Use and or not use and.  To be or not to be.  I have no answers.

Well now, I may just go jump off The Big Mac Bridge over the Ohio River.  It seems that when I paid my bills for the month online, I neglected to press the right button and the payments did not go through.  Ha ha.  all of our bills are late.  Nothing has been paid for the month of August.  God yes, I’m a blonde, but it comes out of a bottle so it shouldn’t count against me.  I gotta go call the bank and fix this mess.  We’ll talk later if I can get out of my straight jacket.85FOOTBALL STARTS SOON

RAIN, WONDERFUL RAIN, SISTER AND GAZPACHO SOUP, WRITING, EDITING

images.jpeg 4images[2]Our weather for the past couple of weeks has been hot and dry.  My grass looks like a parched man dying of thirst.  When I took Titan out before we went to bed, I discovered it was raining.  Thank God for the wonderful rain.  Maybe it will cool us off for a few days.  It has been in the nineties and nothing seems to cool the house off.  I don’t have A/C.  But six fans are running most of the time, with two in the bedroom.  When it’s this hot, you don’t even want to eat.  As far as cooking anything, I wouldn’t turn on a stove burner for any reason.  If it can’t be consumed cold, I’m not cooking it.

LAST YEAR'S GARDEN

LAST YEAR’S GARDEN

Sister’s garden has produced so many tomatoes she’s trying to decide what to do with them all.  Today she is making Gazpacho soup as I am writing this.  Between the green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and who knows what all she’s planted, sister stay busy freezing all these vegetables.  Plus she has a grape-vine.  She told me that this year, all the grapes turned brown and dried up.  Why would that happen?  No grape jelly this year.

NEW HANGMAN SINGLEWe’re almost finished with the revision of THE STONE KILLER.  Reworking that book has taught me a lot about correct placement of tags and choosing the right word and where it should go for emphasis in a sentence.  Still working on THE HANGMAN.  I’m taking it slow and steady with this novel to make sure I don’t leave anything out like I did in THE STONE KILLER.

Well, I hope everyone has a great week.  Stay cool and safe.

Dreamah

GARDEN, RAIN, ETC

Good morning everyone: I sure hope everything is going okay for all of you. Here in KY., it is pouring the rain. Thank goodness, the garden needs it. Our tomatoes are starting to ripen and now we have more than I know what to do with. I have decided to make some Gaspacho. I don’t know how to spell it and apparently the computer doesn’t either.
I didn’t get to do a blog yesterday. My daughter had to
have minor surgery and I spent the day with her. She is fine now, thank goodness.
Sister has developed an upper respiratory infection. She sounds terrible. I’m beginning to think CO. is not so good for her. Ha. Now her panties are in a wad. Ya just can’t say anything bad about that place. she loves it. I like it too, but I like to give her a bad time.
I am so frustrated. There is always something that keeps me from working. Today is not good because my daughter is here, I can’t just go in the office and close the door. Last week, I had out of town company.
I just lost the entire last paragraph. Damn! It was good too. Y’all would have been so proud. I’m going now before I throw this piece of crap out in the rain. Take it easy if you can and we’ll talk later.

1/2DREAMAH