Cooling down for an early Fall?

I know it is just the end of July, but it felt pretty cool out yesterday afternoon/early evening. It made me think of September instead of August. Maybe it was a fluke, but some of the trees are looking kinda brown and that is probably more due to the dry weather we’ve had than leaves changing.

For the most part I think this has been a great summer. Even with the hot days and dry weather, it’s not been bad.


Sunday Sundaes

We had Vacation Bible School Commencement at church today. The youth did something I had never seen before. The younger kids sang songs they learned this week, but the youth participated by giving their testimony without saying a word. How did they do this you might ask? Simple. They each carried a cardboard sign that they wrote a phrase that told their testimony. This was very touching and heartfelt.

Random Thoughts Friday

It is so easy to have ones creative focus changed. A prime example happened Wednesday. I was totally engrossed in working on my next novel when I read an email that had me checking out a book on writing scenes and it inspired me to see a new direction for the characters to take in a different novel. Now I’m torn between which project to work on. Thus I will work on both as the characters call to me one scene at a time. What else can I do?

Don’t forget to vote in my poll to name the new dog in The Good Luck Potion.  Scroll down my blog to find it.


Rumor Has It Wednesday

Actor Sherman Hemsley, known best as George Jefferson  passed away on Tuesday in El Paso, TX. He was 74.

Historical Author Karen Hawkins was on her way to RWA2012. She won big money during a layover at the Vegas airport. Will this little escapade make it into a future book? Hmmm… maybe a new contemporary?  Only time will tell.

Holy Toledo Batman!  Reports are in that a British hotel, the Damson Dene Hotel (formerly owned by a Methodist group 10 years ago) in the United Kingdom has replaced in-room copies of the Gideon Bible with copies of Fifty Shades of Grey. Reasons for this? The owner thought it inappropriate to distribute Bibles in today’s secular society and since everyone is talking about the book, the hotel manager said some people are too shy to buy the book for themselves so he thought it a special treat for the guests.   Hmmm… how long will this last? Reports say that the hotel is getting bad press for the move and a vicar predicts the Bible will be back in the rooms soon.

And speaking of Batman, Actor Christian Bale visits shooting victims in Aurora, Colorado.