This week I’m not adhering to the topic for Week Seven in the 52-Week Blog Challenge Blog Hop. Last year we had a topic about our Bucket List and this week’s topic is Top Five Things on my Bucket List. Here’s the link to last year’s Bucket List post if you’re new to my blog and want to check it out. Instead, this week I’m going back to our 2018 Week Three topic, which is a week I missed this year.
Week 3 How Much of Myself is in my Writing?
Photography: Photography is my long-lost hobby. You’ll find many of my characters taking pictures even if it’s one brief shot, or they might say, “I forgot my camera!” One hero will take a picture of his subject and oftentimes paint or draw from the picture.
Poetry: A recent hero came to me as a poet. In my early years I called myself a poet. It’s been years since I’ve written a poem or had the urge to do so. It seems certain circumstances have to be at play in my life for my muse to write poetry.
Fear of Heights: The heroine in my current WIP has a fear of heights. Huh, who me?
Flying: Yes, like me, I do have a couple heroines who do not like flying. They break out into a cold sweat before take-offs and landings. I, on the other hand, do like the take-offs but landings are meh. It’s being in the air that I don’t like.
Highways. Bridges. Mountains. Don’t judge. 🙂 I don’t like driving on the highway (anymore), over bridges, or in the mountains. I make sure my heroines DO NOT have this issue. I walked across the Mackinac Bridge, and the Blue Water Bridge from Michigan to Canada, but I wouldn’t be able to drive over them.
Reading: Some characters will be shown with a book or an eReader. Even rugged Zach Bryson in Finding Kimber has a stack of books beside his bed, and he’s read one that Kimber mentions.
Close-knit Family: I’ve strived to have a close relationship with my two boys and their girlfriends and/or wives. Not that they have a girlfriend and wife at the same time. Thought I’d get that straight. The men in my books who have a mother, have a great relationship with her. That doesn’t mean they agree on everything. If you know, Judy, my Double Dutch Ranch matriarch, you know what I mean. One of my heroines doesn’t have a good relationship with her mom, but she does with her mother-in-law.
By looking at what I wrote above, I’d say a lot of me is in my writing. There’s more, but we choose to keep them private on a public blog. 😉
Thanks for visiting today. Remember this is a BLOG HOP. Let’s visit the #MFRWauthor participating authors who did stick to the topic of the week– Top Five Things on my Bucket List. I’m curious because I know how hard it was to come up with my list last year.
Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks to Pixabay for the images.
I’m sure I took the shot of the plane wing.