Thanks for your comments, Carole - mint! Yorkshire's lovely - some of the most beautiful scenery on our little island. Not sure how it measures up to Manhattan. mind!
Thanks for your words of encouragement. What I have found is that during my recent little sojourn to Scotland, things have become unblocked. I've got some stories mapped out (mwah hah hah! like they will remain unchanged!) and some new ideas. We'll all get there, kidda, just got to have a little faith. Good luck with your stuff!
Hi Carole! Thanks for accepting my invite and great hearing from you. Woodstock is beautiful and peaceful, and I'm just one of many ex-New York City people who discovered it. Sadly, I don't think my parents would have been caught dead there! (though it is a very funny thought!) Good luck in your writing and keep in touch!
Thanks for the opening letter inaugurating my joining CrimeSpace. I appreciated that. Kind of like you enter a new neighborhood and someone actually says hello. Congrats on Penny. We had my father's vet give a complete medical exam to my first mare to see why she was overweight when I was in my teens. He told us she was healthy, and we should make sure she gets more exercise and less oats. The next day she gave birth. What do you think of that vet?
Let me know if there's anything I should know about this site, please.
okay, now you have to accept being my friend! go up to the very top of the page. look in the left hand corner. all the way at the top where your ning identity is--you'll see two icons. one is an envelope and the other is a little persosn. click the person. and you accept (!) or decline me as your very first friend! go ahead, i'll wait and i@m writing but i'll still wait!
About those gremlins... grrr... they've discovered me, too. Nothing like writing the most inspirational blurb of your life, only to have one of those gremlins snatch it away... and you realize the first draft was it!
My husband is very hard of hearing. I see, she's your dog! Forty years?! never thought you were forty! You're okay, Karen and good luck with the surgery, you'll keep me posted! I'm in England. It's just after seven pm here, Saturday!! some time diff! what is that, nine hours difference?! wow. Actually i haven't been back to New York for 29 years! amazing, isn't it? thinking about time difference makes me crazy after awhile!
Your granddad sounds like a wise man! And Josie is my hearing dog - I'm still deaf when I take off the speech processors (sorta like hearing aids, worn behind the ear, but nothing goes into the ear). I've been deaf about 40 years, and now can hear pretty well since getting the bionic ear surgery for both ears in June. Josie is my second hearing dog - the first was Rascal. Are you in the UK now or back in NY??? I'm still trying to figure out the time differences on here. It's nearly 10 am in Alaska on Saturday. My Aussie friends are already into tomorrow.
Hi Carole - glad you liked the photo of Josie - she looks like a sister to Cyndi Martin's dog (also posted pics on here). She's a certified hearing guide dog, though, and won't be having puppies. Did your dog have her puppies yet? Really enjoying all the forums you start and comments you post-like the tattoo one below... you keep bringing out some of the most interesting facts about folks on here. It makes for great reading. In fact, Crimespace fills that craving to get back to the novels - some of the posts and discussions pull you back again and again, just like a great book!
No, my book (now a series) is set in today's world. I am hard at work on #3, and I understand your feelings. sometimes I'm happy; sometimes i'm worried it sucks.
I think most writers are like that. we're never sure.
It's a great film Carole - a Jean Jacques Beineix film from the early 80s. Here's the synopsis from imdb:
"Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller." It's sort of a comedy, romance, thriller set in the world of opera.