Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back from North Carolina

Got back yesterday from NC. It was a lot of fun. I find it so interesting how friendly the people are outside of Florida. It would be nice to live there because there is so much to do and it's absolutely beautiful! However, mountains and snow….I am way too lazy to shovel snow!

We stayed in a little cabin in the woods and I was amazed at how loud the bugs are at night! No bears in sight, but we did catch a glimpse of a deer.

We went rafting down the French Broad River and I actually jumped off the boat and took a swim. The next day we went to sliding rock. There were people there playing in 48 degree water. I did not partake in that activity for fear the water would stop my heart.

The best part was Chimney Rock. I did some rock climbing there and it was loads of fun. I plan to do more of that, but most likely in GA since it’s closer to home.

Anyway, once I catch-up on all my mail, etc…I plan to get back into writing. I have almost finished my novella – Aunt Helen.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Feeling Lonely

Okay, I guess this blog is my public way of not venting...maybe just releasing. I have been trolling the different book sites and feel very disappointed. The most popular books revolve around sex, vampires and werewolves. says a lot about our society. I would love to read a few books out there that make me think. For example, Battle Royale. Although gruesome at times it was a very thought provoking book. The problem is obvious. All the good books are hidden amongst the copious amounts of trash books. I have tried reading the most downloaded and was unimpressed. I mean seriously, when grammatical errors take over to the point of being distracting, what's the point? I can only conclude that there are two groups of writers. Those who are practiced and care about what they put out there and then there are those who are looking for a quick buck by selling the above mentioned garbage!

I wish there was a site out there that actually had a panel of aprovers who decide what gets posted, but I guess there is money in numbers. I am sure, even if the indie author only sells a few books, that adds up over time for the sites hosting them.

At any rate I am of the impression that people either hate my writing or love it. Enough people have linked Charlie's Haunting into their libraries to motivate me to write part 2. I have brain stormed part 2 for a while now and plan to write that after I finish my psychological thriller.