While we enjoy the Memorial weekend with family cookouts, fireworks, movie going, fishing with buddies, or shopping with girlfriends, I'd like to ask you to also take a few minutes to remember why this day was made a holiday and to share a moment of gratitude for all who have given their lives in service to our country.
I know one of the hardest things to do as a writer is to stay motivated. I think this is doubly hard if you are also disabled. Nothing is easy and nothing can be taken for granted when you have disability. Just finished reading one of the most inspiring, poignant, heart rending books. The collection is a mish mash of essays and poems, all connected through the voices of disabled women writers. The message is one of empowerment built on the back of physical and emotional pain. It's strident, in turns angry and loving, reflective and impulsive, and viewed solely from a feminine view. And by God it should be! The women in this anthology have something to say and it's worth hearing.
What Happened To You: Writing by Disabled Women
Edited by Lois Keith, 1994,
ISBN: 1-56584-280-4 paperback edition.
Hoping I can finish the sequel to Shimmer, Shimmer II: Heart of Dixie by summer's end, but admit I hit a snag. Having some issues with blurred vision that is making seeing my keyboard tricky (I am so NOT a touch typist--lol--more of a hunt and pecker). But I shall prevail somehow...like my heroine Dixie, I don't give up easily. :-)
What have ya'll been reading? I've been reading The Magic by Rhonda Byrne (the author of The Secret) and some of it makes a lot of sense and some of it doesn't, but that could be my own difficulty in understanding. I like to think of myself as a very grateful person, because despite everything, I am grateful to the universe that I have the best treasure of all, family and friends whom I love and who not only tolerate and put up with me, but love me as well. ((hugs))
Haven't done a Wolfies Wednesday in ages and thought today would be a perfect time to offer up a serving. Leave a comment and you could win a paperback copy of A Wolf's Heart by Vivi Anna!
Desire can be deadly.
Gabriel Bellmonte knows
that better than anyone. He let his first love slip away, while loyalty
to his kind kept him in Nouveau Monde fighting crime. But now the
seasoned Lycan investigator has been handed his toughest assignment yet.
Elise Leroy's every move" is his order from above—something Gabriel
will do with pleasure. Except his lingering attraction for Elise could
be his downfall. She has returned a glamorous, successful woman, who now
finds herself the target of a twisted stalker…and in need of 24-hour
Gabriel is skilled at what he does, but he'll need to
sharpen his fangs against a formidable foe. Because he can't risk the
consequences to his reputation…or to the enticing little diva who has
dramatically reclaimed his heart.
Contest ends Sunday, May 6, 2012 at midnight. Winner will be announced Monday. Good Luck!