FREEZING TEMPERATURES, PREDICTION FOR COLDER WEATHER, MY PUPS DON’T LIKE THE SNOW, BANDIT AND THE HEAT VENT, WORKING ON FOR THE LOVE OF HANNAH AS USUAL, MARKETING MY NOVELS AND SUCH

Not this bad, but close

Right now the outside temperature is 15 degrees.  Thank God the wind is barely two miles per hour or the wind chill would be much colder.  Here in Ohio, we’re going to have warmer weather until Saturday, all the way up into the thirties.  Yepeeee.  Sorry if I sound sarcastic, but I’m not used to temperatures this cold and humid.  Where I came from in Colorado Springs, sure we have snow once in a while, but the humidity is a lot less.  The Springs has the most perfect weather of any place I have lived.  And I have lived in a lot of cities in the U.S. mainland, Hawaii and even Europe.  Most winters I’ve lived in the Springs, the winters are a lot milder than most places.  We have Pike’s Peak to catch the snow unless it comes up from New Mexico.  Then we get hammered by bad weather.  It snows like mad and is gone by the next afternoon.  It’s great.

One thing is certain, Jo and Titan hate when the snow is up to their bellies.  That makes for a chilly run to do their business.  It’s get out, get the job done and rush back inside where it’s warm.  Of course, the cats have their litter box and don’t have to go out into the cold. 

Bandit, when she gets chilled finds the heat vent under sister’s desk and lays on it all day to keep toasty.  She’s a smart cat.  Stanley burrows under the blankets on my bed.  Tigger, well he can find more places to curl up than you can imagine.  Bless my Pyewacket, my sweet black baby cat, he goes to his bed for his naps.  My beautiful boy has diabetes and gets insulin shots twice a day.  I almost lost him last year, but he has rallied and is doing well. 

I continue to edit and rewrite FOR LOVE OF HANNAH.  I started from the beginning again and added more emotion for my characters.  I am pleased with what I have done so far.  Of course, I need to find a few local beta readers to give me their opinion.  My friends in Florida preview my work, but they’re not critical enough and always like what I write.  My friend Janice tells me I’m too hard on myself when it comes to my writing.  I don’t believe, as an author, we can ever stop trying to improve our stories.  I still feel I could rewrite all my novels and add to the quality of the storyline.  Even with my oil paintings, I’m never satisfied with the completed work.  Doing a painting as with a book, we can overwork our colors until they become muddy and confusing.  I guess the motto should be:  Do your best, then give it a rest.

I’ve worked on Hannah most of the day, and so I’m tired tonight.  Everyone have a great week.  Remember:  NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER.

Dreamah

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