Did I Say That…Out Loud?

Yesterday was an awesome writing day. My main character, Hope, stumbled across a dead body. Of course, it was someone she knew, and she may not have taken it well. 😉

In addition to writing almost three thousand words, I took the dog to the groomers, taking advantage of the time she was gone to clean the entire house without a twenty-pound puff-ball under foot.

As my husband was about to leave work, I sent him a text.

2857 words and a dead body, plus a clean house. Not a bad day! 😉
2857 words and a dead body, plus a clean house. Not a bad day! 😉

My first thought after I hit send was I hope no one is standing close enough to be able to read that. Which, of course, I tweeted.

I find myself having that thought more and more often lately. Whether it is a text to my husband or a conversation about poisons over breakfast in a crowded restaurant, I seem to forget that not everyone kills people off — only on paper (or screen), of course — on a regular basis.

Image courtesy of Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The looks I have gotten in restaurants, stores, and other public places. Of course, it is not like I am quiet, either. My voice carries.  Hubby is convinced that someone is going to call the cops one day.

As long as they don’t check my internet search history, I should be OK. 😉


Do you have a tendency to forget where you are when engrossed in conversation as I do? Send someone a text, then think I hope their boss isn’t standing right next to them? Please share! 🙂

Pure Pecan Heaven

Over the past few months, I have become quite the Pinterest addict.  I have found recipes galore, fun household tips, clothing ideas, inspirational quotes, and the list goes on and on!

I wrote a post a few months ago about some of the pins I had tried at home. Today, I want to share a recipe that I tried a few weeks ago for a large group that everyone loved. (I have been baking since I was a teenager, and my mom said it was the best thing I have ever made.  And she is a big fan of my baking.)  😉 Read more

The Best Part of Winter

Wow, it has been a while since I have posted here (ok, awhile may be an understatement).  I stopped posting when last semester got to be too much for me. Luckily, that is done, and I am back in writer mode! 🙂

I have been taking a blogging class taught by the awesome Kristen Lamb (who may kick me out of said class when she sees my next post 😉 ).  At first, I thought about waiting to post until I finished the class, but I am afraid if I don’t jump right in, I may never do it.  🙂 Read more

Thank you!

After much discussion and over seventy-five emails back and forth between households, we have made some more changes to the new site. Rather than say anything, I am going to let you wait it out until the new site goes live. 🙂

One thing I will address today is the plan to separate the new site from Karen and my blogs. What does this mean? 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