After a bit of a hiatus, I am back writing again with new goals. And I managed to take a photo today. Our neighbor’s redwood is a frequent subject. I love it.


In addition to writing, I’ve been thinking about what I want to do next with photography, and I think I know what that is. I want to start taking trips to parks in California and the western region, state and national. I think this will be great during the winter. We are starting to get snow in the mountains, which is wonderful. I also want to find one place nearby that I like and work on taking just the right shot there by going there often.

The thing that I seem to shoot a lot is the Campbell water tower. Maybe I’ll figure out something new with the tower. I’d like to get it with people walking there. I think the really tall ones would look nice with someone walking near the base. I’ll have to get my husband to go with me.

I’m interested in getting a tree-lined lane. I have seen some amazing photos of tree-lined lanes especially after rain. I have to find one though!

With writing I’m working on two new books. One is my main goal, a romantic suspense, but I let myself work on the other one, a romance science fiction, when I’m in the mood. This is a really different way to work for me but so far it’s working really well. I don’t seem to have any trouble switching between them. I get ideas for each of them and then I jot them down. Or if I feel like hanging out with one set of characters, I work on writing in that book. We’ll see if I can keep it up. I don’t have a time goal for the s.f. so that should help.

After a long limbo/lull, it’s nice to be excited about writing and photography again.

I hope you are having a nice season so far. I’d love to hear from you, so please say hello!

6 thoughts on “Moving toward the new year

  1. Hi Nikki, Glad you’re writing again and two books at the same time! There’s a way to keep it fresh:) I wish I had a second interest like you do with photography for those times when I’m feeling uninspired. I did buy a camera and joined instagram but then I only use my phone to take pretty pics of cocktails. Sigh. Happy New Year!

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    1. ROTFL Cynthia! Any time you see something pretty or interesting, snap it with your phone. That’s how I started.

      Thank you. I’m down to one book now, in a completely different genre. I’m going to try writing straight fiction this year. But I’ll work on these two once in a while for a break.

      I need to read your latest, which I am looking forward to. XXOO and happy new year!


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