Be My Inspiration
Before I really begin, here's a pre-first-thing. A photo of the entrance to Bindsell City Park across from the Blanco County Courthouse in Blanco, Texas. The pre-first-thing is because I really love this blog template, but I always need to post a square image before any other so that it fits nicely on the opening screen. It's rarely a problem except in certain instances... like this month's blog.
I love going up to Blanco on Saturday or Sunday. It's only about an hour away. But I've never mustered up enough courage to venture down this path. In person, it gives me the creeps.
Now we can move on to first things first (except for the pre-first-thing). Bluebonnet Ballerina is on sale for $0.99 today through midnight Sunday, October 7.
If you missed the pre-order special, now's a good time to get your Kindle copy.
The next item is that while I know it's October and a whole lot of you are pumpkin-spicing everything and anticipating riots of red, yellow, and orange leaves really soon... in San Antonio it's still 90-some degrees. I'm still wearing summer shorts and tops and am either barefoot or if I'm venturing outside, sliding my feet into flip-flops.
We don't normally get a lot of rain, but September was our rainiest September ever - or at least since they started keeping records back in the 1800s. Things are blooming again. Here are a couple of plants and other things that make me smile whenever I look at them.
My sweet fur babies make me smile, too - Wrangler, a Border Collie mix rescue puppy, and Shiner, an Australian Cattle Dog, aka Blue Heeler. If either of these dogs had opposable thumbs, I would be in serious trouble :)
And a dessert that is totally Texas (via Mexico/Central America) - a Tres Leches Cake topped with fresh fruit. Tres Leches translates to Three Milks. This is a sponge cake soaked in evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream, with sweetened whipped cream spread over the top. And the optional fruit. It is delicious.
Disclaimer: I took the cake photo through the glass of the bakery case at our local H-E-B. I will probably never attempt to make one of these cakes on my own.
Moving on, I'm celebrating an anniversary of sorts. I've been blogging for ten years. I can hardly believe that; it seems like I wrote the first one yesterday. This blog has changed a little since I began, but not a lot, and I think it's time for a freshening up at the Tiki Hut. I need your inspiration!
So I'm officially asking for your input. What would you like to read here? I listed a few topics below, but I'm open to almost anything unless it involves religion or politics. I really do want to hear from you because you're the ones who give your time to read and comment on my words. If you don't see something you'd like to read about here, by all means add it in your comments.
- Writing tips
- Indie publishing tips
- Publishing information
- More about my books
- More about my characters
- More about Texas
- More about me
- More guest bloggers
- Keep the blog the same
Please respond in the comments or it's always okay to email me at tikihuttime AT gmail DOT com if you would like your thoughts to remain anonymous to other readers.
🔹 I need your help to keep the Tiki Hut fresh for you, so don't be shy! 🔹
Holiday season is arriving as I type. It begins for me in October. All the regular holidays plus a dozen or so family birthdays. I'm always super busy the last three months of the year. This year, while I'll still be around on Facebook and Twitter, I've decided to take a blog hiatus in November and December.
In the meantime... Happy Columbus Day, Happy Halloween, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Day of the Dead, thanks to all veterans for your service, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Winter Solstice, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! Plus several Happy Birthdays, too!
I probably forgot something.
Please help me know what direction to take with the blog starting in 2019.
I'll be back here on Monday, January 7, 2019.