My short story will be published in August. I want to celebrate, but I don’t know how I should do it this time. Usually, I treat myself to a mani-pedi. However, I wonder if I should cut my reward in half because this is a short story. Should I only get a manicure or a pedicure, but not both? I think I’ll let my readers decide for me. You can leave a comment here or on my social media posts. I am curious as to what your opinions are.
Short Stories With a Happily Ever After. Yes or No?
I announced to my writers’ group this week that when I can’t find the words for my novels, I focus my attention on writing short stories. The short stories that come to me are about characters from the Davina and Quinn series. Quinn and Davina usually push their way to the front of the line. However, Luke, Jake, and Stevie have stories they’d like told. I told them I have an alphabet’s worth of stories, starting with the word Love. It’s a new adventure for me, and I hope you follow along with me.
Real-life Happily Ever After
On August 20th, hubby and I will attend our first wedding this year. We look forward to gathering with family and friends to celebrate with the happy couple. Weddings are beautiful occasions. Wouldn’t you agree? There’s the catching up on what’s new while enjoying great food and a drink. Maybe there will be dancing, too. I’m getting excited thinking about it.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
This week we attended the final game in our church baseball league. For the first time, our church won. Yay! As much fun as watching the game on the field, it was equally entertaining listening to my grandson engage with those of us sitting in the stands. We hadn’t finished the first inning when he announced that he made a mistake in coming and that he should have stayed at home. However, his interest rekindled once players he knew came up to bat. He talked with our nephew’s girlfriend as though he were an expert on my nephew, who is one of our team’s players. His imagination ran wild as he trash-talked him. “If Luke doesn’t drink coffee in the morning, he’s a grump. And he forgets things. If he’d had coffee before the game, he would have remembered to make baseball shirts for us kids.” My grandson was on a roll, saying anything that came to mind. He’d found a captive audience, and he took advantage of it.
Where Did August Go?
It’s hard to believe that August is almost over. Have you noticed a change in the sky? It’s starting to look like fall. I don’t mind the fall since it means busy times for us. The first week in September is booked for corn silage harvesting.
I’ll be at the Eden Mills Writers Festival on Sunday, September 11th. https://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/
Also, the Brampton Fall Fair will be up and running from September 15th – 18th. I’ve reserved a booth, so drop by for a visit. http://bramptonfair.com/
I invite you to check out my Events Calendar on my website. You’ll find out what events I’ll be attending throughout the year.
Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the last few weekends of the summer!
Deborah Armstrong is an expert in writing engaging and scintillating romance. In the Davina and Quinn Love series, Deborah Armstrong writes hot and spicy contemporary romance with a touch of country, inviting her readers to experience Hollywood, New York City, and her very own dairy farm in Canada. In the Game Changer series, Deborah uses the foothills of Alberta as her setting for her sensual romances. Deborah Armstrong’s books are for you if you love passion, drama, and suspense in your romance stories.
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