Monday, May 4, 2009

I'm Taking A Break From Promoting

Well I finally came to the decision that it was time to stop working on promoting my first book, entering contests, and reading and commenting on blogs. I have to start finishing my second book.
After reading and answering three or four different emails, I would read and comment on all the wonderful people I have met through writing. No one wants to write a blog and give a piece of themselves to people who never ever comment. Now I will admit it is a real time consuming thing. There are so many great writers whose blogs I go to. Talented, kind, genuine and honest people who teach me things, amuse me and fill my life with their fantastic books. I have so many I want to read, I could spend months doing that alone.
So, I have decided to kick my self in the butt, and stop everything except writing, my own blog, the few blogs I am hosting for the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers, and one or two interviews. I have this wonderful tale in my head. Of pain, fright, tenderness, romance and the will to be what you are meant to be. I will do it in the past by the use of a special magic Celtic ring just like in my first book. Hopefully, I have learned and grown in my writing skills, and this one will be even better. I expect you all to let me know.
Cheers for now...I will be back soon.

I leave you with the gift of laughter. My very favorite gift.


Many of us on the way to 50, over 50, & WAY over 50, are quite
about how we should present ourselves.

We're unsure about the kind of image we are projecting and whether or
not we
are correct as we try to conform to current fashion. In spite of what
you may
have seen on the streets, the following combinations, DO NOT go together
should be avoided:

1. A nose ring and bifocals.
2. Spiked hair and bald spots.
3. A pierced tongue and dentures.
4. Miniskirts and support hose.
5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads.
6. Speedo's and cellulite.
7. A belly button ring and a gall bladder surgery scar.
8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor.
9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge.
10. Pierced nipples that hang below the waist.
11. Bikinis and liver spots.
12. Short shorts and varicose veins.
13. In-line skates and a walker...

And the ultimate 'Bad Taste' in fashion
for the older folks...

14. Thongs and Depends!

And this for a second laugh!


1. Go to a secondhand store and buy a pair of used men's work boots, size 14-16 .
2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo Magazine.
3. Put a few giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.
4. Leave a note on your door that reads:


Big'un, Duke, Slim, & I went for more ammo and beer. Back in an hour.. Don't mess with the pit bulls - they attacked the mailman this morning and messed him up bad. I don't think Killer took part, but it was hard to tell from all the blood. Anyway, I locked all four of 'em in the house. Better wait outside.

Love you guys.


  1. Promoting yourself is time consuming, no doubt about it. I try to do my "socializing" early, early in the morning or the last thing I do at night. As long as I know I put in some good hours to writing, visiting blogs and list groups feels like a treat for a job well done.

    Best of luck, Mary!

  2. Mary, I'll miss you! But writing has to come first. I blogged about that very thing yesterday ;). Hurry back!