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The Reawakening


As I sit here pecking away at the keyboard writing this blog I am trying desperately to remember the four blogs that I outlined while trying to go to sleep the past few nights. It’s amazing how creative one can be while tossing and turning away the hours. You would think that I’d had the sense to at least jot down a few of my ideas on my cell phone before the sheep found me. But no, I can’t for the life of me come up with a single idea from that nocturnal restlessness.

Yesterday I had tons of creative juice flowing through my veins and wrote two book reviews in a matter of minutes. Today nada. It’s as if the faucet was turned off. I guess that is what writers’ block is all about. I’m way behind on my reading. And, I haven’t studied for my HAM license like I should. So, what is it that has my mojo out of whack? I can’t blame my disability anymore as I am so much better and able to do so much more. So, I’m thinking it’s a slight bout of depression. Nothing serious. More aggravating than anything else. It too shall pass.

The more I can do the more I want to do. Patience forgets to come along part of the time. Then, of course, the pain hits me and tells me to slow down. I can’t even remember a life without pain. No, I do not take narcotics though I could if I asked my doctors. It’s generic Tylenol and Aleve along with muscle relaxers and ice or heat packs that usually work. I do my best not to take them very much. The liver apparently doesn’t like them or so I’ve been told.

Tax season is finally over! Yay! That means my husband is back to a regular 8 to 5 schedule. Aha! I bet that’s it. His odd work hours over the past 4 months have thrown my schedule out of sync too. I had not thought of that until now. It’s as good an excuse as any, very plausible, and most definitely possible. Dang. I see daylight at the end of the tunnel now! I feel better just knowing this week will be the beginning of my turn around. Creativity will smack me right upside the head now and I’ll beat this keyboard to death with all my words.

So, there you go. The more I write the more I think. The more I think the more ideas come to the forefront. And before long there will be blog after blog written with such insight. I feel like Arthur when he pulled Excalibur out of that stone. My heart is just a thumping away with anticipation. My feet are tapping in tune. Watch out! I’m back!

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You’ve Got to Start Somewhere


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Hello! My name is Cheryl, aka, Chessy The Cat. And, this is my first attempt at blogging. I’m an old fart and my grammar sucks. In another life I was an accountant. But, I’ve always been an avid reader.

At the request of some of the authors that I read I started doing reviews and posting them on Amazon and then on Goodreads. Several have had me beta read for them which is always fun. Some have asked me if I would do editing work or proofreading for a fee. Though I am totally honored by their requests I have declined as I don’t think I’m at that level right now.

Earlier this week rising author, KM Slemons encouraged me to start blogging my reviews. She said I could become the Siskel & Egbert of book reviewers. LOL I applaud her faith in me. And, that’s what we should do, right? Encourage one another!

So, here goes nothing! I will blog once per week with a book review. In between I may blog about whatever is on my mind at the moment I feel discussion worthy or to vent. Bear with me and tell your friends. <grin>