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images[3]I have yet to discover the reason behind my sleepless nights.  When I went to bed Friday night, I was tired and sleepy.  My crazy left ear was giving me fits so I took pill to open my sinuses and stop the dizziness.  Two a.m., I’m wide awake.  I stayed that way until six the next morning.  All of Saturday, I’m walking around like a zombie until late in the evening when my brain decides it’s going to start working.  I accomplished not much of anything yesterday except some crocheting last night.  I can say I did sleep quiet well last night until the cats started yelling for food.  At least today my mind seems to be working and I feel a lot more rested.


IMG_7778It is a bright sunny day here in Colorado,  The aspens have changed the mountain sides to gold.  And when the wind blows the leaves, it is as if gold coins are dancing in the sunlight.  It is so beautiful, it almost takes your breath away.  I can’t imagine living any other place.  The first time I came to Colorado years ago, it was as if I came home.  My heart has always been here and here I plan on staying.

126I plan on finishing a painting of flowers I’ve been working on.  I did the same painting several years ago when I was living in Florida and studying art with a local instructor.  She bought the painting before I had a chance to hang it for a short time on my wall.  I normally never do a painting twice, but this was a photo I put on a birthday card I had given my mother.  She would have like the painting, and when I look at the one I’m doing now, I think of her.   This is not a good photo of the painting as it is much more vivid.

NEW HANGMAN SINGLEIt always amazes me when I’m working on a novel how the story line will play out in my head.  There are times when the events have to cook in my brain until everything gels into place and I know who, what, when, why and how it all comes together.  That is what has happened with THE HANGMAN.  My killer has turned out to be someone I had not planned on at all.  But the characters have started talking and all I can do is write what they tell me.  I love it when this happens.  Now, to be able to get 1000 words or a lot more done each day would be great.  The book would be finished in no time,  Oh how I pray I can do 1000 to 1800 words a day.


Everyone have a great week.  I will be busy at my computer pounding the keyboard and trying to reach my word goal each day.

Take care of yourselves and stay safe.



English: A blue color point male Ragdoll cat w...

English: A blue color point male Ragdoll cat with blue eyes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My dear sweet sister says cats do not destroy furniture, chew up blankets, or jump on you causing bloody wounds.  I beg to differ.  When I lived in Florida, I had a sofa that, at the time, my two cats loved to shred with their claws.  Oh, did they have fun.  They destroyed that sofa.  When I moved to Colorado, I put it at the curb for trash.  Now I have three cats and believe me,  my newest family member can put a hole in a blanket with her claws and her teeth.  When I play with either her or the big Ragdoll cat, they love to hold onto me with their claw.  The Ragdoll slit my finger open one morning, so I keep lots of Band-Aids handy.  Also my cats love to climb on anything that is high, even the folding door to my closet.  But they are really great company and I love them dearly, but  I am thankful that my cats use a litter box.

Well I am trying to stick to my writing schedule, but sometimes it is difficult.  Like right now, I need food or this brain in my head will not function.  I have to get at least 1000 words written today.  Pray for me.  I need all the help I can get.  Shortly, I have to kill another person off in The Stone Killer, a naughty priest.  2014 is not that far away and there will be a lot of adding to the story and editing to do.   Sister is going to love that.

Well, food first and then back to work.  Everyone have a fantastic day.  It is another sunny blue sky day here in Colorado, and I am so happy to finally be back home in the Rockies.  Talk with you later. We would love to hear from you.  Email us at dreamah.lockwood@aol.com and we’ll respond.  Put a Hello in the subject line.  Until then, please, all of you stay safe and love each other.