Is clutter causing you to be less functional?

I have heard it said that a messy desk is the sign of a busy person.  Can you see the top of your desk?  How about the bookshelves?  Are they neat or cluttered?

I am not throwing rocks in this glass house, my desk frequently resembles the aftermath of a strong storm.  Tonight I went about cleaning my office, and of course, I was sidetracked by all sorts of things including the cat.

Recently my closest friend passed. This is has been a challenging time for me.   One by one I have buried my friends.  This puts a whole new vision on life.  What is essential and what is not?

With each friend that passes I “inherit” some mementos of them, from a watch to jewelry to something that adorns my “space.”

Are these trinkets a good idea?

My mother passed eleven years ago last Easter, and I have still not deleted her e-mail or phone number.  Is it because we cannot face the truth of it or is it some small way that we hold onto them?

I did that Ancestry DNA thing as I thought some stories might come up that I could use as fodder for a novel.

Well, let me tell you that is an understatement!

While my friends and family pass away, I learned today that I have family that I was unaware that I have!

Is the DNA thing conclusive proof positive?

I would like to think if they throw men or women in prison with DNA evidence, that there must be something to it.

If you found out that you had family that you never knew about, would you track them down?

The circumstances of this are phenomenal.  I may have a sibling that I was unaware of!

Will this new information clutter my life?

Yes, I dare say it has.  The thoughts of having a sibling have halted the creative process altogether. When something like this happens to you how do you cope?

How do you get back on track?

Truthfully it makes little difference who or what this person is.  I don’t know them and until today never heard of them.  Why does this entice me so?

I had to get away from the computer and stories revolving around in my head and go do something physical.  I exercised…Yuck.  I cleaned a few things out and dusted my office where I don’t allow the housekeeper in.  I only briefly allow my “muse or mews” in to brighten each of our days a little, before I get back at it.

Tomorrow I must get back at decluttering my life, and that includes this possible sibling.

I am interested in your take on this.  I have many reading my blog from all over the world.  Your cultures are undoubtedly different from mine, how would you handle this news?

I picked up yet another follower from Russia today.  Thanks for the follow, and welcome!

I knew several on a site called Wunderground.  It is a weather site with its own e-mail.  One photographer caught this stunning picture.  I told her I liked it and asked her how she captured it.

She said, “Let me tell you a secret!”

Immediately I thought the words Russia and secret together in one sentence would trigger all sorts of artificial intelligence from both the USA and Russia.

No, she just told me that it was caused by a broken steam pipe and so the mist in the background was not naturally occurring. Still, my heart skipped a beat or two.

How silly is that?

Can you imagine the world our parents grew up in during the cold war?

We all basically want the same things, and I am convinced of that.

While the hierarchy of any government is an unknown quantity, I am confident that I could find common ground with just about anyone who was not so ideologically bound to one extreme or the other which I think most folks are not.

For those of you who recently followed me thanks so much and welcome!

I get so many people in different countries reading my books that is a genuine compliment, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Tell your friends and family about the books, the blog and of course follow me on twitter!  I am working on figuring out Instagram, so maybe we will meet there one day as well!

@authortwscott

 

Much Love -TW

 

Ghost Signal from Colorado Springs

My latest release! Ink is still wet!

Number 26 is published on both Amazon and Smashwords!!!!

After three months of toiling away over a hot keyboard, I put the finishing touches on it last night about 2 am!

Folks this is amazing!  I love how this book unfolded and how it turned out! “So will you.”

I believe that there is a niche market where science fiction and romance conjoin to make a good story.

I love romance stories, and l love Science Fiction.  It seems only natural to write a story that has both elements in it.

Unlike Saga of the Starduster, this one is YA.  Yes, there is implied sex but, nothing explicit. I think a young adult can handle that.

So let me tell you a little about this novel.

In a galaxy far far away …” too much?” There is a planet that is orbiting a binary star.  This binary sun is getting closer and closer to the other sun which they fear will Nova taking out the solar system.

What they do not realize is that Nova is not what they need to fear, if the two become one it turns into a magnatar which is deadly for the entire area. Not just that one solar system.

Anyway, they send out ships to find a new place to live.

There is a catch… A race of advanced beings with the weaponry to back it up have dubbed themselves the universal police.  They have laws which forbid contact with worlds that are pre-space.  Yea, I know that trope has been used before, but it is a good one.

The first race, the Bindane find the Earth.  Landing they find cave dwellers.  These creatures look little like what we do today.  Smaller brains, much hair, no verbal communication and oh yes, they will eat one another if they are hungry.

The Bindane are in a quandary, do we stay here and work with them, or keep looking…

They had been in space for many years.  Some of the Bindane leave without permission and have at it with the locals.  Flying around in their smaller ships, they explore much of the world and conquer it.  Having sex with who they choose soon human Bindane hybrids are running around.

Humans with an IQ of 60 and Bindane with an IQ of 250, you can quickly see what is going to happen.  The hybrids all of the sudden can solve puzzles, invent tools and find more efficient ways to kill.  This is why the Xylars, (other race) forbid this kind of activity.

Intelligence without wisdom and empathy make for smart evil people. Unless love is the foundation for who or what you are, the rest is meaningless.

Without giving away the story, it is an inexpensive read! $2.99 from either Smashwords or Amazon!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078VQKL54/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_yQSuAbFSTBZMW

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/777208

This book is well worth your time and I encourage you to check it out and please give me feedback.

I was going to write about Grammarly but I think writing about my newest release is a better use of my time.  I have some new tricks with Grammarly I am going to share with you in the days to come.  Is that a tease or what?

Yes, I want you to come back and I want you to tell your friends or family or even your mother In law!

You might like your mother in law… LOL

I will love your mother in law for some feedback… 🙂

We writers cannot rest on our laurels, however.  I already have an idea for #27 and I have an idea for a screenplay.  Which should I do first?

Much love -TW