Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I'm back at it again. My BLOG. It's never gone away, just hasn't grown (except with posts, which I'll spend most of my time today reading. A year is a long time and over 100,000 posts indicate either I have had a large following or/ boy are there a lot of spammers out there.

I'm going to comment on writing, reading, the writing business, and other topics such as dogs, horses, maybe even religion, although I've been advised to steer clear of religion and politics. Hmm.

If any of you have an article or short story or post you'd like to share, if it has to do with dogs, horses, writing, a book review or a short story that's well polished, I'll be glad to look at it and post it if I think it appropriate. Also, if you have a new book coming out, I may not have millions of viewers (yet-one can always hope) but this might be another venue. I'll have to keep daily posts to a minimum otherwise, nobody will want to come here.

For the first time in many years I'm horseless. It's been a string of bad luck: After losing Jackson and giving up Smokey to a good retirement home where he'll share his life with toddlers and pregnant mares, I bought a mare that was a love, but very spooky.I'm no longer the rider I once was, so after eight months of working with her with a good instructor, we both felt she wasn't the right horse for me. I bought a young four-year-old gelding from a breeder and after several weeks he threw me into the rafters. I'm still in physical therapy. I should write a book about my experiences with horses. It would be hysterical. However, I am,once again,looking. As ancient as I am (or feel) I'm wondering if I should be more focused on my writing and less on horsecare.

Legacy of Danger is still a work in progress. I have about five chapters to write and perfect. Next comes the process of spit-polish editing (after many other edits and rewrites) On this blog you'll find some tidbits relating to Legacy including a lovely photo of the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. I'll be adding some chapters occasionally to wet your appetite (I hope.) I'm starting to put the individual chapters into one document,which isn't easy. I seem to hit the wrong button and find half the darn chapter missing, so I have to start over.

I hope everyone has a great day--and a great holiday, no matter what religion or holiday you celebrate. For me, it's Christmas, so I will say "Merry Christmas" and take gratefully "Happy Hannukah" or "Happy Holidays.

Keep those blueberry muffins coming.

Pat G.


Micki Peluso is the author of "And the Whippoorwill Sang" said...

Pat, I think your blog is wonderful!! I love the decor and subject matter; the pictures of your gorgeous dogs and horses. It's homey, yet tasteful and always interesting.I'm so proud to have my review posted here.

Patricia A. Guthrie said...

Thank you Micki.