We are driving across the country on a mad dash to get to Seattle for our cruise to Alaska. We have stopped at numerous National Parks and Monuments. We stopped at Little Bighorn Battlefield and The Corn Palace. With one day left to get to our destination, I’m antsy and worried that I’ll forget something.
I have heard that the Alaska cruises are more relaxed than the Caribbean cruises, so I’m hoping to get some writing done and possible unwind for a bit since we won’t have internet on the ship. My husband plays “Forge of Empires” and we joke that his villagers are going to die when he can’t check in on them regularly.
Driving out west has been fascinating. The rock formations, the wide open plains, the prairie dogs…it has all been so different and exciting. We saw buffalo outside Wind Cave and took lots of pictures. People are so silly when it comes to getting near these creatures. I want to shout, “Don’t you read the news!” A woman was gored and thrown 15 feet by a buffalo just a week ago. Yet, there they were driving up to them to get a picture. The daddy bringing up the rear was almost bigger than their car. I wouldn’t mess with him and didn’t, but we got a great picture.
I’m working on publishing two books. I’m not sure I’ll get it done before the cruise, but definitely when I return. After having everything I need at my fingertips for over a year, it’s weird to pack up things we might need over the next 8 days. What if we forget something we needed? It’s not going to be right there.
I hope you’re getting ready for back to school. Maybe you’ve picked out a new book to read once you have some more time to yourself. Thanks for considering one of mine.
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To warm days and fun times,
That's what they say at Disney. "Hello, friends." "Welcome friends," "This way friends," "Stay behind the yellow line or the door will bash you in the head, friends."
You get the idea. I've spent the last three weeks at Disney World parks. Some people say the magic is gone and for some things I can see this point of view.
Sometimes it feels like a money grab. Either times, when you see a character go by or a princess come to life, there's still magic to be found.
I'm hanging out at Black Spire Outpost in Hollywood Studios with fighter planes flying over head. Chewy and Rae have stopped by - It's magical, if you stop to take in the scene. It's hard to find magic when you're standing in a line for an hour and 20 minutes and your feet hurt.
Waiting is so hard - like waiting for your favorite book to drop.
Not saying that I'm your favorite author, but I'm still working on my books that need to be edited - there's so much magic to be had. No excuses, however.
Ask me about Disney and I can tell you the answer, most likely.
I'm looking foward to getting back to a writing schedule.
Summer is a great season - enjoy the weather, find some water and relax.
Summer is coming...
I've never written a story where someone dies on screen, but this week my mystery writer persona or my ax murderer persona came out during a weeklong visit to Gettysbury, PA.
the battle was over 150 years ago but there are still dead bodies buried on the battlefield.
When we were at one location - the general leading us around said that this was where they were not able to find all of the bodies of soldiers.
In 1996, a strong rain released a body that had not been reburied in a cemetery, which started me thinking....hmmmm.....
If I was going to murder someone - why not dispose of the body here with a few Civil War buttons? They would think it was another soldier being found.
It might seem awful to think someone would do that in a sacred place, but what if...
This was the first time something like that popped into my head. It surprised
and delighted me.
I've spent a lot of time in the past this week. Things like social norms, how war was conducted and the way people thought in 1863 were unlike anything today. War was so civilized. Most of the generals went to school today, ate meals together and some were even related. I can't imagine waking up one day to realize you have to fight and possibly kill your friend. So, civilized.
Being at the Gettysburg Battlefield has given me ideas for future projects.
So, if you're excited for summer, check out my short story "Summer Camp" on Amazon for $.99. It will take you back to your summer camp days.
There are so many good books out there. How do you know which book to read? I have found that there are some types of heroes or situations that I really enjoy.
About the author
Michelle Libby writes about love, sex, life and happily ever afters, while keeping up with her adult children and finding new projects to fall in love with. Have you seen the coloring books? How about the RV?