waves crash against a rocky shore. Her harrowing expression shadows the beacon
to a pinprick.
deceased parents and Martha’s Vineyard explode like firecrackers inside her
dressed in nineteenth century garb has been haunting my webcam, but tonight she
stared into my soul.
drives to the coast and boards a ferry.
suspended in time?
Ohio. She has a life-long love affair with the ocean and has spent more summer vacations than she can count on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. When not writing, Julie can be found reading, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and watching too much television. She is an animal lover and shares her home with her dog and cat.
Isn't Julie's cover cool? I can sense how that spot must feel. I love the sound of the story, too.
I know this is Julie's big day, but I just want to sneak in a few words.
If you're one of the bloggers I missed visiting last week, I apologize for not getting around to your blog. It may happen again with you or with someone else.
You see, while I was away writing, I learned something very important. For a while - several months, at least - I'd been treating blogging like my job and writing like a hobby.
I hadn't realized that at all. I knew I needed to reduce the time I was spending blogging and commenting, but I couldn't figure out why I had no time to write. The day I made the discovery, I was shocked.
I had forgotten how much fun writing was! Although I didn't reach my goal of completing the first draft yet, figuring out solutions to the constant problems that presented themselves about the plot and all the complications and obstacles wanting to get in the way of my characters intrigued me every day.
And once I started having fun, it was easy to get my priorities straight.
So . . . I've set a time limit and a blog limit per day. Last week was Ninja Crazy, and I allowed myself an extra little bit of time every day, but even that wasn't enough for me to reach everyone, although by Saturday I had finally reached everyone who left a comment.
I believe I have a good shot at visiting most of you every week, so together we'll see how it goes. Y'all are so much fun I hate to stay away. But I hate not writing more. So you see the dilemma.
But enough of that. It's Julie's day!
I've added The Ghosts of Aquinnah to my list. Have you?
Have a wonderful week!