Monday, March 2, 2015

Writing, Interrupted

The Travel

I'm off again this week to visit my mom and facilitate her transition from the hospital to interim nursing/rehabilitation. She may be 95, but she's one amazing lady. She fell and fractured her hip and one wrist on Sunday, Feb. 22nd, had surgery on Tuesday, and is now starting a little physical therapy. If I make it to Mom's age, I sure hope I have her clear mind and her solid kick-ass attitude.

Meanwhile, I've set the wip aside until after my knee surgery. Too much life going on. When this kind of thing happens, it's best to set aside all non-critical activities and focus on the important stuff.

Or go crazy....

The Blog

The new website/blog project is moving along just fine. Because I have so many guest bloggers lined up through April 2nd, the new site will debut after I get out of the hospital. I didn't want to risk losing anything in the Blogger to Wordpress transfer.

On Tuesday, March 10th, my guest is Shannon Baker, a Rocky Mountain mystery author extraordinaire. Her newest Nora Abbott mystery, Tattered Legacy, officially releases from Midnight Ink today.

On Thursday, March 12th, award-winning Illinois mystery author Molly MacRae is my guest. She's writing the Haunted Yarn Shop series, with Plagued by Quilt released in November 2014 and Knot the Usual Suspects due in September.

Both of these authors will give away a copy of their most recent release to a U.S. or Canada reader who leaves a comment on their posts.

The Snow

I know we need the moisture, but I'm tired of winter.

Tired, I tell you.

My Monthly Post at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Blog

I'm now a regular on the first Monday of the month at the RMFW Blog (in addition to being co-editor). Last month I wrote about blogging in To Blog or Not to Blog? Good Question! This month it's all about Twitter: Come on everybody, let’s tweet now!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your mom is amazing! I hope I'm that tough at her age.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Your Mom sounds like one amazing woman! Good luck with everything you all have going on!

Grammy said...

How wonderful to have a Mom who has survived for so long! We all know how important they are for us. I have a sister-in law who is 95 and she is still quite all with it and lives alone, too. God bless you both! Love, Ruby

Arlee Bird said...

I wish you and your mother well. We should all be so fortunate to have a relatively quality life for so many years.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Patricia Stoltey said...

Alex, my brother and I say that so often. We've known her a long time, and she still amazes us.

Thanks, Madeline! We never get to deal with one crisis at a time. They always come in bunches.

Ruby, isn't it amazing how some elders manage to keep so sharp and in control of their lives? I'll wish that for all of us.

Thanks, Lee. I have a feeling I'll be a lot crankier than my mom is if I make it to 95. :D

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Your mom sounds like a trooper. And tired, exhausted, by winter is my feeling too. Are you doing a post on why you're switching to wordpress or did I miss it? I'd be interested in the reasons.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Susan, we have sunshine today so 32 degrees feels balmy. I'm ready for spring.

And thanks for the blog post prompt. I'll definitely do that...mostly what I wanted to do was combine my website and blog in the same site. Simplify, simplify (at least that's the plan).

Jemi Fraser said...

All the best to you and your mom!!!
I'm waiting on spring too. Today it was up to -8C (about 17F) and it felt balmy. Kids were taking off jackets and mitts at recess :)

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Safe travels and I do hope your trip goes well. And sometimes, the WIP just has to wait...

Eileen Goudge said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. You must've gotten your can-do spirit from your mom. Wishing her a speedy recovery. And yes, winter needs to go away.

LD Masterson said...

Best wishes to you and your mom on surgeries and rehab. A little solid kick-ass attitude should come in very handy for both of you.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patricia .. so glad your mother is indomitable .. she sounds amazing .. now I go to your next post about lack of smiles .. see you there ..

Cheers Hilary