Saturday, November 27, 2010

Halo and Holly, reviewed by: Diana L. Driver

Saturday, November 27, 2010
 Now that Thanksgiving is over, I'm filled with thoughts of Christmas which includes Christmas stories. Halo and Holly is a short story by mystery writer Cherri Galbiati. It is one of the best and sweetest Christmas stories ever written. Available on Kindle and Kindle for pc it's a real treat and guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.

The story is centered around two Great Pyrenees, who are as sweet as can be - when they're asleep and playfully wrecking havoc when awake. Halo and Holly is a wonderful story, written from the heart by a writer who knows how to lift any one's spirits. Halo and Holly is destined to be become a Christmas classic that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Give yourself a treat this Christmas. Curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy this humorous short story. Halo and Holly is guaranteed to put anyone in the Holiday spirit!!

Halo and Holly by Cherri Galbiati is available on Kindle and Kindle for PC - just click on the above link for easy download.  

I wish to thank Diana L. Driver for this wonderful review! She's the author of NINTH LORD OF THE NIGHT  and THE MAYA, PEOPLE OF THE MAIZE.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reflections of Thanks

As we approach this Thanksgiving, I want to give Thanks. Many thanks. If my path hadn't led me to writing, I have no idea what the outcome would have been. For that I'm thankful. I'm thankful for a wonderful husband, great fur-kids, and incredible friends far, near, and wide. 

Life has been generous in supplying my needs. I never take advantage of that knowledge -- not even for a second. 

Paraphrasing Kahlil Gibran; The deeper the well is carved in your soul, the more joy is its capacity for holding. 

I have been very Blessed and am very Thankful--
Happy Thanksgiving,

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday Fun Stuff

Met a Percheron warhorse today. Up close and personal. What a handsome 8 year old full of pep! If you'd like to see what he looks like, just Google "Sampson, the warhorse," and then click on his facebook page. Steve and I went to the Texas Renaissance Festival and spent the day perusing the shops, sight-seeing, stroking Sampson, and just had plain fun. We both needed it. 

Tonight, Nate (D. Nathan Hilliard) and I spent a grand evening doing our Writers' Night Out. Except we spent most of time discussing everything but writing. We needed the break. 

What I didn't do today was any NaNo writing--but I am at 21,900. Shewww! I'm also in the middle of the two-week slump. The outings today were exactly what I needed to recharge the old batteries. 

It's late, this post is short, and tomorrow will bring another great day. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Slipping into my gown,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hot weather and NaNoWriMo

The heat and humidity has returned to the Houston area. :(  I love cold weather and am on my wishing box for it to return. With the constant change in temperatures, it brings on allergies, flu, and ear aches (in my case, an ear infection). 

But NaNo is still going and today I've reached 12,210. Excited doesn't begin to cover it. Shoot, writing freely and without restraints brings back the "fire in my belly" feeling! Throwing all the rules aside, the do's and don't's in writing, is down right refreshing. Am I writing enunciated prose? Uh, no. But, I'm getting all those jumbled thoughts, the scenes (which aren't in order yet) out there. In December, after all this is over, I'll have enough of this novel written down so I can pick and place the scenes in the order I want them. But just getting them down has been quite enlightening. 

The Blue jays have gathered for a short period around our place, along with the Cardinals. The squirrels seem to have multiplied this past week and all these creatures makes me thrilled to be alive! 

Now that Christmas is approaching and for those who would like to read a sweet Christmas short story on your Kindle, may I suggest my Halo and Holly! For dog lovers everywhere, this story will delight, enhance, and bring a few smiles! I've said it before, and I'll say it again...I LOVED writing this little story! 

Happy NaNo to my fellow Naners--


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Finally, the protagonists meet!

I figured it would happen one day, but not yet--oh my, it did! In three of my novels, the protagonists have finally intertwined and met up. Are they happy campers? Not hardly. Becky met Callie. Matt met Dan. Penny and Jonathan have now arrived on the scene, or I should say NaNo crazy-writing-itis. 

So what happens now? At this point, I don't know, but I can say lots of conflict has entered the book. 

Don't you just love it when the pot gets stirred up to the point of boiling? This NaNo year has turned out better than I'd thought! I'm now at 7,081 words!! 

Heads up, keep writing--

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Short update on NaNoWriMo

Made it through yesterday with my head nodding over the keyboard by 10pm. But, at least I started with a good word count of 3214 for the day. YAY! 

This will be a month of not knowing what's going on out in the world. Suffice it to say, maybe that's a good thing?! Just have to remember to turn the clocks back an hour this coming weekend. (what's with "playing" with the time change in the first place? Does IT really matter??? Uh, no!) 

A cold front swept over last night bringing with it one heck of spectacular light show. Now that the cooler weather has actually arrived and we're no longer in the 90's, I can quit complaining (for now at least! lol). 

Happy Nano everyone--