Three Days In…

I restarted Golden Knave three days ago, and my word count is up to 4811.  This is a great count considering the limited time I have to spend on this during the week.  My off days are Friday and Saturday right now so I will be doing more writing on those two days than the rest of the week.

Don’t worry, I’ll be taking breaks.  I have  begun an online course from Penn Foster on Book Keeping.  It’s always good to know how to do your own books just in case. 🙂

Lucien has decided he likes to stretch out on my desk all over my papers, but we’re going to work around that.

I’m trying to work up a playlist to write by so any suggestions would be great!


Golden Knave Reboot

I have decided to, once and for all, start AND finish the sequel to Crimson Knight.  I have tried several times to begin and always lost steam.  I just couldn’t find the right way to continue.  I left the reader knowing there was more to the story at the end of the first novel.  Now, I just need to get off my own petard and get going.

“The quickest way to get on your feet is to get off your ass” – a Facebook meme quote.

I’ve started to rise off my ass, figuratively of course. I’ve hand written 3 pages so far.  I’ll be referencing word count after this.  My goal is 65,000 words.  If I can get more in without filling the story with useless fluff, I’ll be more than happy to do so.  Still, this is a good goal to strive for.

Back to my writing.

Tomorrow: A Soap Making Demo


I just finished watching another movie version of Hamlet.  This one starred Patrick Stewart and David Tennant.  I’ve seen the one done starring Mel Gibson and Glenn Close in 1990.  Of the two, I like the one with Patrick Stewart better.

Mel Gibson was quite good but he was so over the top in a lot of what he did in the film.  I found it hard to connect with him, to feel sorry for him.  Glenn Close was quite good as the queen mother, Gertrude.

In the film with Patrick Stewart, he was great as the devious Claudius and as the late king Hamlet’s ghost.  I really liked his solo scene.  David Tennant was brilliant as Hamlet.  I found myself crying in certain parts simply because I’d connected with him and felt sorry for him.

It was worth spending three hours watching this movie.  I found there were times when I couldn’t stop, the scene was so intense it wouldn’t let you go!  I must confess, there were times when it did drag – how could it not – and I took these times to get a drink and visit the loo. 🙂

I’m going to rewatch A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Callista Flockhart this weekend.  I’m working nights all this week so won’t have the time.

Yes, I really enjoy Shakespeare.  I like other playwrights as well, but he’s my favorite.

Chicago – the Musical

I finally rented this movie via Amazon for about $4.00

It wasn’t the greatest decision I’d ever made.

In fact, I had to make myself finish watching/listening to it.  I was actually crocheting and looking at a pattern while the show was on.  I liked some of the songs, and some of the dancing wasn’t half bad; Richard Gere tap dancing was nice to see.  However, the show, as a whole, was dismal.  I just didn’t like it.

I think I’m going to see if I can rent Richard the II with David Tennant in it.  Or maybe, Lady Chatterly’s Lover. I enjoyed the book immensely so, I have high hopes for the movie.

Sounds like fun.  If you have movies you like or don’t like, feel free to share.

Here We Are Again

It’s been a little over 2 years since my last post.  I’m not good at this sort of thing as you can see, but I’m working on it.  I’m better at keeping a hand written journal than I am about keeping an electronic one.  As I said, I’m working on it.

What’s new:

I’m a grandma – Yaya as the Greeks say.  She’s as cute as a button and born in late May.  She’s 2 now.  She’s my youngest son’s first child, and the apple of his eye as she should be.  Unfortunately, they live almost two hours away from me so I can only see them once a month – on my days off.  I can’t afford to drive out every weekend right now.

Blood of a Friend is done.  I think I wrote about it last time.  It’s published on  I have almost completed The Inbetween, my second ever gothic horror.  It’s not related to Blood.  I am currently trying to work on a sequel to Blood I’m calling Ashes to Ashes.  I may change the title later.

I’m still crocheting.  It helps me relax and muse over ideas for my writing.  I’m considering trying to sell some of the things I make – if I have time.

I changed jobs.  My health got too bad to do the job I was doing – they didn’t want to accommodate me either.  Now though, my health is better.  Bad thing was I had to take a huge pay cut, and I’m not as active as I was so I’ve gained weight. I’m working on losing it again  by finding different ways to exercise.  I’m on Yes.Fit, and I’ve done four races so far.  They’re virtual races, but I still do them 🙂

I now have two days off together now so I’m doing more getting out and about driving.  I’ll be posting about these little adventures when I get a chance – with pictures!  I also post on TripAdvisor so I could post there and here almost at the same time.  We’ll see.

There’s a great deal more I may write about as well.  I just hope I remember because I have so much I do every day.  Wish me luck!

Allons y!