The Definition of “Useless”

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It’s not a word which requires a definition. And nor does it usually call for an example for explanation, being sufficiently self-explanatory, ya’ know? Still, if you think about it, could you actually define ‘useless’, without looking it up in your Funk & Wagnell’s?

See that picture up there? That’s pretty much what I feel like at this stage of recovery from this damnable stroke. Useless.

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

Just sayin’.

(wonder if i could incorporate this into my novel Waking Up Dead! – that is, if i ever stop being so USELESS!!!)

The Velcro Toss

I had an idea many years ago on how to deal with my progeny when they hit my last nerve. The “Velcro Toss”.

Picture one large blank wall, covered in one half of velcro…the sticking part.

Now picture a kid’s jumper (overalls to our followers who actually speak the Queen’s English!) made out of the stickY half of velcro.

Kids get rowdy…toss them in their velcro jumpers onto the velcro wall. Let stew for an hour or two. Peel off. Repeat as necessary!

I have had a stroke and will now be an annoyance to my children. I hope they’ve forgotten about my threats of using the Velcro Toss when they were small and lovably annoying.

Just sayin’.

Talking About Betrayals…

And here I was on about how my eyes were betraying me…..well that’s what  get for complaining…..talk about betrayals and sure enough the whole body obliges.

Week before last  – the 12th I think – I had a stroke and have been in the hospital ever since.

(It’s hard to type with one thumb on this little tablet screen let me tell you.  Hence no punctuation to speak of! )

Anyway here I am in hospital till I get a place somewhere for physical therapy. Just wanted to let you know what has kept me offline for so many long!

Catch you all later!

 

 

Novel Update: Folded Dreams

...and then...and then???

…and then…and then???

Things are dragging a bit with Folded Dreams – not because the ideas aren’t there, but because I can’t seem to find the places the notions belong! Writing a novel can be, at best, tricky and at worst, discouraging. My experience at this stage of the game includes both – and every emotional thing in between.

I’ve received an awful lot of encouragement from so many people, both readers and writers alike, and wonderful ideas on how to get back on track. There’s timelines, rough notes, “just write” (which actually works, by the way!) and the advice of saving editing until last. That’s the one that I have trouble with – that’s the one that takes up the time and puts me into a deep, blue funk.

But I plod along, hoping to catch a bit of inspiration here and there – something that will replace that 15W bulb in my brain with a bright, strobing 150W, 1 million candle power lantern which will flare into life over my grey matter and kick start me into a flurry of productivity.

Folded Dreams will still not likely be finished before Christmas, but a novel takes time, doesn’t it? especially if  you want it to be good. Which I do. Maybe I’ll have something else ready by then, though. Who knows? Stranger things have happened!

(By the way, I’ve finished with my review on M Press of Ire, by Roger Moore. This book is the original to “The Empress of Ireland“, which is now available on Amazon both in print and on Kindle. Read the review. Get the book!!

Another great Goodreads Giveaway is at an end!

All done, folks! Another great Goodreads Giveaway has come to an end!

1193 entries! No complaints😁

1193 Entries! No complaints😁

Many, many thanks to everyone who entered and/or helped spread the word through their own social media. I have great hopes that I will see at least 10 more reviews for Folded Dreams – the Beginning!

I always have such fun doing promotions, whether they’re free books or countdown deals on Goodreads or Amazon. At this point, I’m not looking to make any significant money on this first book (especially since it’s so small😏). Exposure – building readership – gaining reviews…that’s what’s important to me right now. Movie deals can wait😝

So again, now that it has come to an end, I want to extend a huge “Thank you!” to everyone who made this giveaway such a great experience!

ONE HOUR LEFT!! Enter to win “Folded Dreams- the Beginning” by Pearl Kirkby

 

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(you know you wanna!! 😀 )