Home Is Where I Am (All the Time)
Advance apologies for this Pennsylvania-centric post. I travel in my mind to places past and future, London and Yellowstone, and I tell you what I want for Christmas. December’s featured indie author is Sef Hughes.
For NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I decided to write 25,000 words. I was 2,878 words short. Thanksgiving, work, and depression got in my way. This is what November looked like.
Rainfall in November
November is a rainy month here in Pennsylvania. So rainy, in fact, I decided to compare my home to other places known for wet climates. I’m not moving to Portland any time soon.
|Rainfall in||Harrisburg, PA||London, UK||Portland, OR|
|November 2020||3 inches||2.3 inches||5.6 inches|
Yup, lots of rain, some writing progress, hardly any reading. I read two books and one was for children.
Comments Abroad: London vs. Yellowstone
What I Want For Christmas
In case you did not take advantage of Black Friday or Cyber Monday, here are ideas for you based on what I want for Christmas. Other people might like these things too.
A Christmas Tree. I would like a three-foot Christmas tree, artificial, that I can take with me to the cabin my husband rented for Christmas, his way of consoling me.
This will be the first Christmas after selling my parents’ place. We will be spending the holiday only a half hour from their former property. I might do a drive by but probably not. Too sad.
Pocket Digital Camera. I have been using my phone a lot and would like to improve on the quality of my photographs.
Hind running gloves with lights. This must be a hot item because I cannot find them. But my sister-in-law has a pair, and I like them. Must have.
Portable Camping chair. It must be lightweight and durable. Resistant to campfire sparks a plus. I sit too close.
Watering bulbs. These are big ones. I need small ones too. Watering bulbs can help you eliminate mold gnats. Who knew? I need them because otherwise I will eventually kill my plants.
Lunch with my friends. I promise not ever to take this for granted again. Please Santa.
Jared Sparks Ghost Detective: When Spirits and Chemicals Mix
I am publishing the third and final (for now) installment on the same day as this newsletter. Here are the links to this short story series.
December’s Featured Indie Author: Sef Hughes
Not having much time to read in November, I turned to short stories. I read Salt Water by Sef Hughes. This a short story collection. The stories are about revenge, loss, acceptance, and other themes, always with a twist. As I was reading a story, I was trying to make sense of the characters and their motives. Right at the moment I thought I had it figured out, I was caught off guard. Salt Water is in print or ebook on Amazon.
November’s Featured Indie Author, Chris L. Meyers, has completed his series. The Bahawre Secret is now available on Amazon, print and Kindle. He is running a free kindle promo on Dec 15 – 16.
Songs Old, New, and Blue
I add songs occasionally to this page. This image below shows the most recent additions.
Introduce me to a favorite song!
$7.75 or $12–Discounts through December
The Devil and Ella Davis: A Folklore Fantasy Novel is on sale through December.
Upcoming in January
January’s newsletter will include Comments Abroad, December Recap (What I Got for Christmas), some original fiction (maybe), and January’s Featured Indie Author. As always, suggestions and comments welcome. Please subscribe!