DAY 182

I’ve hit the halfway mark of being retired…. what I mean is its been 182 days since retiring.  Living in a small community, I have thrown myself in full throttle.

But that’s okay.  I love being active and social.  Some say, see what happens when you retire?  I say, this “busy-ness” is my choice.  That’s what makes it fun.  If it was forced upon me, I know I would feel different about the busy-ness.

I looked in the mirror the other day and swear the grey hairs have disappeared. My wrinkles have dimensioned and I’m not as tired as I used to be.

Wow.  THIS is retirement?  Yeah.  So sweet.

I’ve heard about retirement before I actually took the leap. Some people sit and watch TV all day.  I just can’t do that. BUT, if I wanted to, I could. That’s the fun thing about retirement,  we can do our errands another day.  Or another day.  Or another…..

Enough about retirement…  Nah, there is a lot more I want to say.  It is totally fun and I’m having the time of my life.

I really need to get back to my writing though and quit having so much fun!

NO Time!

Here I am again, with my life in the way of my passions! I have finally made the decision to retire from my company of 30 years!  Big decision.  51 more working days!

BUT,  oh so happy now that I get to concentrate my time and energy on writing, blogging and reviewing books for others.  This is my passion.

So, If you’d like me to review a book or do a blog tour, contact me at or  OR you can message me on facebook at  I also am on Goodreads:

I’d love to hear from you!

Have a great week!

On the edge…again

Well, writing the second in the series of On the Edge has been fun.  I can’t believe how true it is when Stephen King said the characters drive the story.  I do have an outcome, but how we get there is exactly that… driven by the characters.  I love writing and creating the characters that I create, it give me such pleasure.

Back to the writing!

Danette’s Musings


Faith is knowing the sun will rise,

Haven’t written anything lately about books and haven’t even really written anything lately. I realized that writing takes a lot out of you and when your focus is off it makes it harder to write. Filling in your mind with other things can make it harder to fill your mind with writing. You would think that was the deal, but filling and emptying is the writing process, right?

What do you fill your mind with?

I am currently living with very small children. My grandkids. They are so cute and sweet and especially innocent. This living situation fills my mind all the time and keeps me engaged with life, this can be good and bad. Does this fill my mind so much that I can’t empty it? Is it the same as if something is so full it can’t empty and the container continues to fill until it finally bursts?

This is a writers dream. To burst. To sit down and write a novel in a few days and empty your brain. That would be my goal too, a wonderful goal.

How do you empty all those thoughts in your head? Do you talk with your best friend, write in a journal, dream?

Share with me one thing you do to empty your thoughts. Make a comment below
Have a great week my friends!