A Quick Weekend Getaway

Sometimes, you just need to get away, even if it is January. Or, more likely, especially in January. 😉

More beach walking
Perfect day for a beach stroll.

It is no secret that I could spend all day, every day at the beach, so when Hubby suggested a January getaway to the beach, I jumped at it! After all, Carolina beaches in January aren’t too cold, right?

Well, kind of.

Surf competition in front of the hotel
Surf competition in front of the hotel

On our 3-day trip, we had one day of mid-60s and sunny, one of 50 and rain. And one bright and sunny, with a high of 34. Brrr.

And every minute was worth it. We had an ocean-front room, so even in the cold, we could watch (and listen to) the waves crashing on the shore. We brought a whole stash of board games and a computer for Netflix. All in all it was a beautiful, relaxing weekend.

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Perfect!

And the last day may have been cold, but the sunrise made it all worth it. ❤

Have you ever take an off-season vacation? Where did you head? Did you find it to be as peaceful and relaxing as I did? Please share! ❤Blog Signature

Interview with Karen Victoria Smith

I am a little off of my normal schedule this week, (I blame it on the holiday weekend), but will do my best to be back on track by next week. 🙂

I am excited to have Karen Victoria Smith, author of the awesome new urban fantasy novel Dark Dealings, visiting me today. Read more

Summer Cocktail!

In the warm summer months, I love to sit outside and relax on our back patio, my Nook in one hand and a refreshing drink in the other. I pop Sirius on, close my eyes, and pretend I am laying on the beach. 🙂

Of course, I have to open them again if I want to get any reading done, and my real view looks nothing like the beach ;-): Read more

A Few Of My Favorite Things

I love my family, and their endless support of my writing goals.  For Christmas this year, I was thrilled to get the enrolment fees for two classes I had been hoping to take – Kristen Lamb‘s Blogging to Build Brand (aka WANA) and Bob Mayer‘s Write It Forward. (Thanks, Mom & Dad!) 🙂

I am learning so much in both classes, but I am also meeting a lot of wonderful writers.  On Wednesday, I was lucky to feature one of my fellow WANA classmates, Julie Kenner, as a guest blogger.  Today, I am being featured on my new friend and WANA classmate Ellen Gregory‘s blog, talking about some of my favorites in the reading world.  Take a moment and check it out here. Read more

With All This Reading and Tweeting, When Am I Supposed to Write?

Note: this post was originally published on Have Coffee…Will Write, a blog I ran with writing buddy Karen Delabar.

 See the original here.

A few months ago, after successfully completing NaNoWriMo, Karen and I decided to seriously pursue this writing thing.So, we started reading blogs about how to approach it and what needed to be done other than just writing.

That is where we learned about blogging.And Twitter.And Facebook fan pages.And that we needed them. Read more