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Current happenings in the life of a romance writer…

September 2021

Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting.

I hope everyone is doing well. It’s been ages since I last updated my site, so I thought I’d drop a line or two in case anyone stops by.

You may have noticed, I haven’t written anything for quite awhile. I must admit, writing is something I used to enjoy very much. Not writing has left a slight hole in my heart, honestly. 

Recent worldly events have caused me to question my reality, and to reflect on what is truly important at this stage of my life. Unfortunately, writing didn’t make the list this time.

If I’m being honest, I’ve found myself distracted by thoughts of all that is going on in the world today–even though I’ve stopped watching the news–and it’s left me with the inability to concentrate enough to create a decent story.

And, as if that wasn’t enough of a creative writing killer, I’m still working part-time in our home construction office with lots of interruptions by the “boss” aka, my husband. I also have three very active grandchildren that I enjoy spending time with.

I’m not sure what the future holds in regard to my writing. Maybe inspiration will return with a refreshing new perspective. My hope is that one day I will be able to write something worth reading again.

Until then, though, I’ve come up with a new hobby. Quilting, if you can believe it! 

Being a bit discouraged by the negativity of our day, it was as if God Himself planted something in my heart that would take me away from the emotional roller-coaster I found myself on.

I had no idea I’d like to sew! I bought my first sewing machine for my birthday in January, at the ripe old age of 63. I didn’t even know what I was going to sew. I just had the strongest urge to buy myself a sewing machine.

I’ve been learning from day one, and have made several quilts already. Now, I’m awaiting the arrival of a brand new and fancier machine that has an embroidering attachment. I plan to take lots of classes so I can make lots of pretty things.

Who knows? I might even be able to come up with a story involving a quilting theme. Maybe my young quilt shop owner can solve mysteries with her precious elderly ladies quilting club. She could drive the hunky local detective crazy with her risky stunts in trying to solve the community problems. Dare I say, a cozy mystery series in the works? I sense a seedling forming in my head!

I guess my few lines turned into more than a few. Hope I didn’t bore anyone. Until we meet again, I hope everyone is able to find something that will brighten their days.

Life is short. Let’s make the best of what is and look forward to what is to come.

 

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Blessings to all!

Joyce

 

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