If we were having coffee I’d tell you that our garage is almost finished and I have the pictures to prove it.
Stairs to get into our home
A hinge I thought was inspirational
The corner of a window…don’t I take incredible pictures?
Okay, he might look tiny in the picture but this spider was actually massive. As in dinaussor-sized massive!
My lovely Jeep, safe and sound in his new home…and yes, I parked too close to the door. Oops.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that my lovely hubby just had a fit over the dogs. He was tip toeing his way around a sleeping River when the dog decided to move…and, trying to avoid stepping on him, the man went flying into a pirouette. It was an incredibly graceful move for a man that is not on the small side. However, River didn’t find it that impressive, and he didn’t think the decidedly British curses that followed were inspiring either.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that just this weekend was the first time when I couldn’t finish a book I had started. It was an odd experience that left me pretty stunned.
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How about you? How is this week treating you?
#Weekend Coffee Share was created by Part Time Monster and is hosted on her site. Check it out and see what other bloggers have to say over coffee.
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2. Best How-To-101 reference site for authors out there.
I’ve talked about Chris The Story Reading Ape before. He is a never-ending source of great resources for writers of all kinds and, to boot, he’s incredibly kind. But this reference page just blew me out of the water. It’s got everything. And he keeps updating it! No dead links here.
A huge thanks to Chris for his never-ending support of all writers out there!!
If you’re interested in finding out how to keep a post permanently on your home page, check out this great post on WordPress Sticky Post from Chris the Story Reading Ape’s blog. It’s super easy, comes with pictures and I found it very helpful. A huge thanks to Chris for that awesome post!
This is for those among you who are authors. Positive Writer has this great compilation of fantastic blogs just for you. In fact, they have the top 50 from 2016 with their top posts ready for your inquisitive click.
If we were having coffee, I’d be chatting about this week and asking you how it went. What was your highlight? And what part would you rather forget?
I’d tell you that we have a new addition to the house. My lovely hubby decided that our akitas were too ‘frail’ to be outdoors in our Canadian winters without some form of protection and called his handy-man, trusty Shane. Long story short, there’s a new small building in our yard, built specially for our doggies. It has a roof and everything.
Since I know for a fact that akitas are winter dogs, I have suspicions that my hubby and his friend were just looking for a reason to hang out and bang on things, but I’d ask you to keep that suspicion between us. No need to remove someone’s denial.
If we were chatting, I’d admit I took work home this weekend, something I seldom do. And hope you didn’t make the same choice and have a lovely, work free weekend ahead of you.
And I’d ask you what you were reading…and if you’ve heard of any good books you’d like to share…
If you’re thinking, Taylor, my book is not even close to done and you’re stuck, I have a post for you too! This one is from Ink and Quills and it’s got 10 tips on how to accept your writing and move forward. A fantastic post with great ideas for those times when we’re stuck.
If you’re a blogger and not an author, check out this post with 5 Key elements that your blog should have by the amazing site: @ProBlogger. If you’ve been at it for a while and want more growth, check out this great post with tips for just that on Daily Blogging Tips.
Finally, a huge thank you to all the sites for their gems! They’re continuing to support authors and bloggers alike, for free!
I’m sick. I sound like a cross between a frog and a duck. And I don’t really breathe, I sniff air into my lungs. Ironically, I don’t feel that badly. My head hurts and I feel a little lightheaded but I don’t feel bad. Still, it’s pretty apparent that I look sick because my co-workers treat me like I have some sort of plague.
Now, I might have mentioned I work with the public…the young public. And sniff as I might, they are completely and innocently oblivious to my illness. Instead, they are even more demanding and loud than usual.
I can’t complain. There are people at work with vertigo issues that keeps them falling over and they can’t drive, there are those who are sick all the time, and there are those who struggle with sickness much more debilitating than a sniffle.
Still, you should have heard me trying to speak to my parents yesterday. Between my accent, the plugged nose, the fact that we weren’t speaking in English and my sneezes, I have no idea what I sounded like.
Another rush of those amazing posts came my way and I couldn’t resist but to collect a few of them and line them up for you. See if you like them. My hope is you find a couple useful or at least interesting.
I haven’t kept my writer’s block a secret from anyone. If you have this, you know how painful it can be. This post is from Nathan Bransford on the subject. He has his own version of a break through. If Nathan Bransford doesn’t do it, here is the latest help on that subject from The Write Practice, by Marcy McKay. Finally, Tiny Buddha has this great post on how to keep dreaming when others have discouraged you.
Free right now, in Amazon, this book is a great help to Write better. Check it out and get it…free! And a HUGE thanks to Winter Bayne for this tip!