Archive for December, 2016


Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Tis late, but I must say hi, wish you a peaceful, joyful and healthy New Year. 2017 sounds like the opening of a badly scripted science fiction movie I might have seen as a teen. I welcome the new year and hope for the best for all. Sad news for me. My dear kitty, Lorna, has cancer in her stomach & has spread to her lungs. Breaks my heart but I will doctor her with love for as long as she has good days. Sorry to trouble you with that, but I tell you what is in my heart. My Christmas was warm and loving with family, friends, good food, church and special gifts.For you dear readers, I wish you the same. I am writing every chance I get and excited about Book IV, I had experienced my first ever writers block and just could not get past it. I was struggling to present a part that would lead to the purpose of the story. Suddenly I read a passage in my daily devotional book & declared “Thats it”. Still no title, but maybe that will come in the same way. I do want to finish by late spring and get on the summer publishing schedule. I am sure this will be my “swan song” so it has to be completed. Now bed time is calling, and tomorrow will be a good day. Sleep well and enjoy your dreams.


Sunday, December 11th, 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and in case you do not live near me, I report that weather is freezing. Nice Sunday afternoon to stay cozy at home. I enjoy such days. If I get lonely, I can talk to you. I have a message for Pat Conroy so hope he is checking my blog up in heaven.
Thanks for the five page a day suggestion. I haven’t yet made a full week without missing a day, but I am getting better. I am into the novella and enjoying this new venture. This book is my guilty pleasure. I have no expectations or goals but enjoying the writing. I’ll-keep you in the loop and hope something good comes out. Enjoy these days of Advent. Shirley


Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Thank you for being better about reading than I have been about writing. I put blog on my to do list for each day, and then only things that are not as rewarding get crossed off. Anyway, I love seeing that you have been checking in. How did Dec get here so fast? it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, except at my house. I do love Christmas and will get one of those “around to its” I have spent most writing time catching up on my column. The Christmas column I just sent in is my favorite of all that I have done. Hope some of you will be able to read it in the Blade. Title is “A Darling Christmas”. If you grew up in Swainsboro, you will know the significance
Remember how I promised to follow the lead of Pat Conroy and write five pages a day. I have not gotten very far with that. I do believe ol’ Pat had a little help with his daily chores and seldom did grocery shopping. Big weekend ahead for me. Cousin Bruce will spend two days here. He lives in California so this doesn’t happen often. He is my husband’s only living relative and I met him as a bride when he was eight. I promise him plenty of southern cuisine. Must go before I fall asleep on the keyboard. It’s been a busy day.