All posts by NewEngland_Muse

I'm a traditionally and self published author. I write in the genre of children and YA at the moment but working my way up to adults. I'm a sports loving, photo taking gal who loves to sing/dance to my own enjoyment. I love to laugh even at myself. I am also owned by 8 birds and 2 hamsters, and yes they know it. :)

Works in Progress

I have so many ideas that I want to put down on paper in book form. The list is getting long. But that is a problem writers love to have, I know I do. I just finished the first draft of my novelette “Squirrel Mafia”. While this thrills me,  I dread the editing that I have to do.

I am halfway on Volume 2 of my Jasper series WOOHOO

I am also waiting for an editor to finish with “Jasper, Amazon Parrot: A Rainforest Adventure” and am on pins and needles what she will say/find/suggest. For once I get word from her and go over the suggestions then I can move forward with my first MS.

Even with all of this going on, I have started to write another small book to keep me busy. Writing has consumed me, literally. A problem that is not so bad right now.

Traffic Light

If I could be the only person on the road driving when I do my errands I would be a happy person. Granted I am not the best driver but every day people prove to me that I am definitely not the worse. One of my pet peeves about driving is people who are first in line at a red traffic light. I feel it is your duty to pay attention if you find yourself in this position.

There has been many times I have not been able to go through an intersection due to some moron in front of me who has failed to notice the light turn green. There are number of reasons I have noticed for this to happen. I have seen people rummage through their purse, texting on their phone, applying makeup, or getting that must last sip of coke that you got from the gas station because you just need to get a sip RIGHT NOW. What is more frustrating is when they do notice the light and it is on yellow and they proceed to make the turn or go straight leaving all the cars behind in the fumes of your vehicle. If you don’t have the good sense to pay attention then stop passing me on the road to where I have to slam my breaks so you can get to the next light first only to find it has turn red. To which this I do get inside glee and I will yell “Where did that get you $#&$&, you passed me for what, to get to a red light 3 seconds before me. How is that working for ya?”

But they do get me back for they will then fail to pay attention when it does turn green leaving us all fuming at yet another idiot on the road among us. Yeah road rage is alive and kicking in North Carolina and I am sure all over . If you see you are approaching a light that is red pay attention because sooner or later you will be behind someone just like you and it will be your turn to yell as they leave you in the dust.

Maybe I should start biking.