I’ve meantioned before that I had tried a dating site. Well…I’m no longer on that one. I moved to a different one and have found the free portion of the site much more user friendly. I have also discovered that dating can be a bit overwhelming.
Why? Because I have so many other things going on. I work a full time job, write (I have a book I so need to finish and get to my publisher), spend time with my girlfriends who are like sisters to me, and, of course, there’s my adorable granddaughter. When do I have time to date? I’m serious. Between checking messages on the site, emailing back, setting a date, showing up…it sucks up alot of time to find out you really don’t click.
What did I do? Decided to not spend any time looking for date. If a guy, not just any guy but a real prospect, sends me a message, I’ll return it. I’ll even go out. But I’m not stressing over it. I don’t need a man. Most of the time I don’t really want company. So, why have I bothered to begin with? Because everyone else makes you feel like you should be looking for someone. Bah! I decided I don’t think so.
Do I have anymore free time than before? Not really. But my migraine headaches have eased up and I am way more relaxed. I really need to write and exercise. I have been such a slug. The weather is nice most days and I need some sunshine. A walk, a run, farmers market…something. Even sitting out, having a cup of coffee and jotting down a few book notes.
Friends mean well, society means well, but we all need to find out what we each need, individually. I’d love to find a great guy that I can spend quiet evenings with, crazy weekends with, and have fun vacations. Can a wait? Sure…There’s no rush.
Broken Spokes by Arlene R. O’Neil
The first book of a trilogy, Deception Peak is a young adult adventure fantasy about a teenager, Ian Wilson, who follows his father through a portal that magically appears on their computer screen. They travel into a deceptively beautiful Realm, where horses run free, the wind sings prophetic melodies, and their computer avatars come to life.
Dianne is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the National League of American Pen Women. Besides the Ian’s Realm Saga (Deception Peak, The Dragon Shield, and Rubies and Robbers which will be released in 2013) she boasts authorship to four short stories titled A Tale of the Four Wizards Series which interweaves with the Saga. She writes for middle grade and young adults targeting boys and adventure loving girls, but adults are some of her most zealous fans of all Her writing definitely falls under the ‘family friendly’ category!
I’d like you to welcome my guest today, Heidi Nicole Bird. She has a wonderful book out called Ontario!