Good afternoon from The Land of Enchantment. I can’t believe how I’ve neglected my blog. When I began Wonky Word Wednesday, I thought I could manage a post at least every two weeks. Well, as the weeks went on, I realized I didn’t have anything monumental or noteworthy to say and blogging became a chore. I’ve been absent for a month-and-a-half and find I’m at a loss for words. Imagine the horror of being an author with no words to be found. *gasp*

You see, I don’t like conflict so I tend to keep my social media postings neutral. It’s like trying to maintain peace at the family dinner table on Thanksgiving. I try to avoid politics, religion and depressing news. Does that make me a boring person? Possibly, but then I only worry about pleasing myself. Selfish? Probably.
This is why I’ve stayed away from blogging. I’m a rambler, like a tumbleweed rolling along with no direction. Which segues into this little poem you can find in Hound and Harmony. Actually, it’s a song that Robbie’s composing after his break-up with his ex.

I’m a tumbleweed, rolling down the highway, searching for your heart.
A ramble bush ordained to travel on the will of the wind.
Destined to stumble without you by my side,
I’m a lost soul with nowhere to hide.
Must I keep tumbling down this road we call life,
forever to know nothing but strife?
You found me alone and hungry and offered to nourish,
me with your love tenderly given, I happily flourish.
Now I’m by myself, and moving on,
Unable to see past tomorrow’s dawn.
This tumbleweed keeps rolling down the highway.
Missing your treacherous heart.
My destiny’s a hollow shell while we are apart.
I’m a tumbleweed, rolling down the highway, searching for your heart.
A ramble bush ordained to travel on the will of the wind.

Though I’ve had a difficult time keeping this blog up so far, I’ve been writing. I’ve submitted a couple of short stories for anthologies. Limiting my storytelling to 15,000 words or less was challenging. My published books are between 75,000-92,000 words, so writing these pieces for an anthology was a new experience for me. Now the waiting begins, to see if they’re accepted. If not, the we’ll go the self-publishing route, which I got into with Darken Not My Soul in May. Look for the ad on Amazon Prime day, July 11th.

Coming up in October is GRL 2017. I will attend this year as a supporting author and look forward to meeting and greeting old and new readers and authors. You’ll find me at the table displaying my colorful logo.

Logo Vista Print

Meanwhile, check out these books from yours truly and friends.

Love’s Tethered Heart      Heartache and Hope      Heart and Home

Mascara and Bandages                             Frank at Heart                  Lying Eyes
By Brandon Witt                                     By Pat Henshaw             By Robert Winter

Terms We Have for Dreaming
By Eric Arvin