Trip Planning with @meganslayer #evernighties

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I wish I could say I was this super awesome planner. I wish I could say I knew exactly where I’m going when I’m out on vacation. Right now, I’m not going much of anywhere. It happens when you’re on ‘stay at home’ orders.

But when I do go on vacation, I’m a fly by the seat of my pants girl. I have a general idea of what I’m doing and when, but it’s general. I like to explore the places I go and find somewhere off the beaten path. You know, like a place that makes candles or a local chocolatier or a little shop that sells records or the like. I enjoy finding the landmarks and the natural history type places around wherever I’m at, too.

I guess it makes the trip more exciting that way.

What about you? Are you a planner? Or an adventurer? Let me know!

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#evernighties ~ #Hobbies outside of #Reading during #quarantine with @MeganSlayer

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I’ve been thinking about what I like to do outside of reading. I’ll be honest. This quarantine time makes you do a lot of thinking. What do I like to do to keep myself occupied when I’m not reading…

Well… I do like art. I like to draw and create artworks. I haven’t had a chance to get my hands on chalks, but I’m itching to. I like to create art on the computer, too, so I’ve been working on cover art of late. I rather enjoy it.

But what else? Normally, I’d say I like to watch football. I like to watch some racing (Indy cars…le sigh). I missed the 24 Hrs of Daytona… Drat.

And I like to talk to my friends on social media. We have to stick together, right? Have to keep each other’s spirits up, right?

What about you? What do you like to do outside of reading? Or is that your hobby…reading?

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If I won the Billion Dollar Lottery… with @meganslayer #evernighties

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In current times, thinking about this prompt elicits a certain response. It does. If I were to be selfish, there are ways I could answer. If I were to be more humble, there’s another answer. So here’s what I’m going to do. Humble and not so much.

Humble: I’d pump the money into paying my bills, then giving some to the animal shelters and a few rescues. I’d use a lot of it to help get food to the kids, poor, elderly around my area that aren’t getting food. I’d dump a bunch of cash into the meals on wheels situation, too. People need to eat. I’d help with medical supplies, giving stuff to those who need it in this climate of insecurity. I’d also make sure people who needed a helping hand for rent and such, got some. That’s a lot of money.

Not so humble answer: Paying off our bills, making sure my tot can go to college debt-free and adopt a few more pups and kitties. I’d probably give a bunch to my local library, too. Why not?

What about you? What would you spend your cash on?

#evernighties ~ Editing? Love or Hate? with @meganslayer

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This week’s post topic is a favorite of mine. Love or hate the edits?

Me? I love the edits. Why? Because I know my work can use some polish. I’ve always been a believer in edits making the work better. I’ve had some terrible experiences with edits and some fantastic ones. But I’ve always tried to maintain the mentality that the edits, no matter how hard, will make the work better.

But I could be in the minority. I’ve had writer friends tell me the editor ruins the author’s voice. I disagree. I’ve had others tell me the story should go out the way the writer wrote it. In my case, that would involve commas sprinkled around like salt. Just sayin’.

What do you think? Edits? Love ’em or hate ’em?

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#evernighties ~ #diet before #summer ? Or No? with @Meganslayer

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This week’s prompt involves dieting. I’m not a fan of dieting, per se. I’m a fan of moderation. I’m a fan of portion control, too.

But this post is supposed to be about dieting before summer. Again, that’s not my forte. I do 5k races and it’s easier to do them if I retool my eating habits before the race. That doesn’t mean a week before or the day before. It’s a couple months before. You can’t do a race if you’ve been eating junk. Just saying.

What about you? What’s your thought on this topic? Do you diet? Do you diet for summer? No? Let me know.

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#reading outside the #comfortzone with @meganslayer #evernighties

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This is an amusing topic for this week’s challenge. Seems odd I should say that, right? I’ll tell you why.

I joined a book club… 5 years ago? Maybe 6? because my friend, the head librarian, started up the club at the library. The idea was that we all read the same book and discussed it. Fine. Easy. Except almost all of the books we’ve read are ones I wouldn’t have chosen and most I wouldn’t have read otherwise. We each toss in ideas for what to read each month and a few are ones I’ve picked, but I can say at least one of my choices was one I wouldn’t have read otherwise.

I also belonged, for a couple years, to a book club that involved reading whatever you read and bringing it to the group to discuss it. I wasn’t forced to read something I didn’t like or wouldn’t have chosen otherwise, so I wasn’t pushed as much as I could’ve been.

So why read books I wouldn’t otherwise and force myself to read out of my comfort zone? Because that way I can find books/authors I might not have without the push. Or I can say I’ve read that classic book that otherwise I wouldn’t have picked up. Or I can try that author everyone is raving about to see if the hype is worthy. I’ve found some good reads this way and some that I’ll never read again. I’ve found some I thought were interesting and others awful. But that’s me. What I tend to like is what the group dislikes and what they love tends to be the books I’m not wild about at all.

But that’s life. What about you? How do you feel about reading outside of your comfort zone?

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#evernighties #memories with @Meganslayer

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Initially, my answer to this prompt was that I didn’t want to write about anyone else’s memories because they’re their memories, not mine. It’s not my place to write them.

But the more I thought about this prompt the more I realized there are a few people in my family whose memories I’d love to record. Some are still possible, but many aren’t.

I’d love to have recorded my great grandparents’ memories. Why? They lived through The Great Depression and I used to have a cassette recording of their memories of that time. It’d be interesting to revisit that time with them. They’re gone now, so it makes talking to them now a bit harder.

Another would be my great grandmother (other side of the family). She always wanted to write and used to start stories, including her autobiography. She always had great stories to tell in general and she lived a remarkable life. She’s passed away, too, so I can’t ask her about these things, but I wish I would’ve before she died.

The next would would’ve been my grandfather who passed away a few months ago. He served in World War II and never talked about it. Like not ever. I had no idea he knew how to ski, had been to Italy, ended the war in the same place as the 1936 winter Olympics… He had an interesting life. I know he saw things he never wanted to remember, so I understand that, but I get the feeling there was always more to my grandfather than met the eye

What about you? Whose memories would you love to write about? I’d love to know. Since you’re here, check out Billion Dollar Love: Manlove Edition. It’s dropping Feb 21st, but you can preorder it now. You’ll want to. This anthology looks hot!

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#evernighties #superbowl #ads The best? with @meganslayer

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I did watch the super bowl this year and I did watch most of the commercials. Most of them. I’ll be honest, my interest wandered near the end of the game. I know. That’s when it got good. But my interest wandered.

Initially, I’d say the commercial I thought was the best was the Smaht Pahk | 2020 Hyundai Sonata | Hyundai. I mean, Chris Evans. I’m sold.

But the one I liked the best, or thought was the best, had to be Loretta | Google Super Bowl Commercial 2020. Why? It reminded me of my grandma trying to remember stories about my grandfather, who passed away. It had the feels.

What about you? What was your favorite?

#talking with #family with @meganslayer #evernighties

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I’ll start this out by saying I won’t discuss politics in public. I have thoughts and ideas, but I don’t air them publicly. Nope. Won’t do it.

So the answer to this topic is pretty easy. No.

That’s a little too easy. I can talk to DH about politics and I will happily talk to the tot about politics because he’s taking government class. Sometimes it’s easier for him to understand if we discuss the topic–whatever it is. DH and I discuss politics because he tends to see things in a way I hadn’t thought of and vice-versa.

But the rest of the family? BIG FAT NO.

It only ends in tears and destruction. Why? People don’t discuss their views. The people in my family tend to shout their views. I know going in we won’t all agree. I appreciate it when we don’t agree. I like seeing other points of view. Heck, I’m the one who says I have thoughts, but I’m open to convincing, so convince me.

But no, I don’t talk politics with family and friends. It’s just not worth the argument.

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Soft Iron by Megan Slayer

Evernight Publishing

Contemporary Paranormal Romance

Short Story

M/F

Celestial Mates, 3

A simple kiss could break the curse, but who wants to kiss a statue?

Bia is the goddess of strength and compulsion, but those traits have her trapped in iron. A simple kiss could break the curse, but who wants to kiss a statue? Especially a statue of a woman stabbing a man in the heart? She knows better than to hope her celestial mate will find her, but what if her hopes are justified? 

Oliver, a very quiet, geeky guy, knows his way around fabric and fashion. He excels at his job of dressing mannequins for storefronts, but he’s lonely. When he sees the statue of Bia, he’s smitten. She’s everything—strong, confident and sexy—everything he wishes to be. What will happen if the shy man overcomes his fears and gives in to his heart’s desire? He just might be able to harness the power of the goddess.

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#evernighties #bestfriend @meganslayer

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This week’s post is about best friends and what are the best traits in them.

I have to admit something here and now. When I was a kid, I thought I had a ton of best friends. I really did. Then I got older (say middle school/high school) and realized those people I thought were best friends didn’t value me as much as I did them. It’s a learning process. I was always the gal good enough for help or a favor, but it wasn’t always reciprocated. As I got older, I tended to keep myself kind of insulated.

But that’s just background on me. What do I find the most important in a best friend?

Honesty. Really. I don’t mean the honesty where they won’t tell you if the dress looks awful if it really does. I mean the kind who can look at a situation and see it from a different angle. Doesn’t mean you won’t always agree or you’ll disagree. It’s just a different way to look at things. That’s important. I guess you could call it perspective.

Another thing I find the best in a best friend is the ability to talk one down. I mean like when you’re having a bad day and you’re just…done. A friend who can talk you out of the funk, even if only for a little bit, or checks on you when you’re not online for a while. That’s the kind of thing that’s important for a best friend.

The last thing I can think of right now is being a friend in return. Doesn’t seem difficult does it? It can be. A best friend is the type who doesn’t see the other person as a rival, but sees their best qualities. You want to see each other succeed and you’re willing to make it happen on both ends. It’s easy to be the friend who takes and takes, but it’s a lot harder to be the one who gives, too. Then again, it can be easy to be the one who gives and gives, but it’s respected. So the balance is important.

What about you? What do you think is important in a best friend?

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