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Monday, September 5, 2016

Labor Day

Today we (in the U.S.) celebrate the worker. In my day jobs, I was never management, always the worker. My volunteer life with Girl Scouts was another story. Frankly, I liked being a worker bee better.

Retirement is supposed to mean no more work. Yeah, right. Life goes on, and the "jobs" at home continue--cooking, cleaning, laundry, yardwork. I'm fortunate that Hubs (also retired) shares many of the household jobs. Retirement also meant for me more time to write.

I've always treated writing as a job. Fortunately, it's a job I love. Giving form to ideas/dreams, bringing characters to life, going on adventures with those characters (vicariously), falling in love for the first time. What's not to like?

I'll keep writing as long as my mind lets me. I watched my mom slowly lose hers to Alzheimer's. If there's a worse way to go, I don't know it. And it's a fear. Although Mom's was probably due to age, I fear Alzheimer's or any form of dementia. My doctor gave me some good news, though. My writing will (in all probability) keep dementia at bay.

So work is good. I celebrate Labor Day because I can still work.

This week, my work takes me to different (virtual) places. I'll be visiting writer friends' blogs with interviews, articles, and teasers from my new sci-fi romance, Mission to New Earth. Here's my schedule:

Tuesday, Sept 6: Gina Conkle  a teaser
                                 Veronica Scott  "Goldilocks" planets
Wednesday, Sept 7: M.J. Schiller  Meet Marsh Rayburn
Friday, Sept 9: Barbara Edwards  Why I Wrote Mission to New Earth

I hope you'll join us. You'll have more opportunities to enter the Giveaway.

Now I'm off to write blog posts for next week. A writer's job is never done.

Mission to New Earth
a science fiction romance novella
Length: 88 pages (25k words)


Would you go on a one-way trip to explore a new planet? Would you do it to save humankind?

Earth’s overpopulation and dwindling resources force the United Earth Space Agency to expedite exploration of new planets for a possible new home. When new crises ensue—a giant tsunami and the threat of nuclear winter—the timeline changes. Eight years of training crammed into four. Sara Grenard and her team prepare for launch, but are they ready for the one-way trip? Will the Goldilocks planet prove just right for Earth’s inhabitants? Before time runs out.




  1. It's true! A writer's job is never done. Happy Labor Day and congrats on the release.

  2. Sorry to hear you had headaches with the Girl Scouts. I was involved with the Boy Scouts. The experience varied, but generally speaking the scouts were great.

    1. No, no, no. I had a wonderful time with Girl Scouts. It's just I was "management." Besides troop leader (the best part), I was a district manager, a trainer of leaders, then an instructor of trainers and manager of trainers. As I said in my post, I like being a worker better than being a manager. I agree, though, Scouts were great. I don't regret the time I spent with them. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

  3. Congrats and yes, I'd like to explore a new planet although I'm probably a little old!

    1. You & I, Aurora, couldn't help "seed" the planet with new life. But we could be the worker bees, right?


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