Coffee Cups Saturday- Binge Watching

Thanks to Lightbox I have been indulging in some down time. Please don’t judge me, but my brain needs to soak in some creative dialogue in the form of background noise and I find Downton Abbey a great source of the right stuff. I think what got me hooked was the bit on woman having opinions- Lady Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess: has a view and it is simple . Her granddaughter should not have an opinion until she is married–then her husband will tell her what her opinions are.

Witty dialogue and drama in a classic setting. If you haven’t started watching this series, then you’re definitely in for a treat, but I will warn you. It does become addictive and do warn the rest of the family they might hear laughing and screaming if you’re watching it on your IPAD.

So it’s Saturday and I spent a productive afternoon with 2 absolutely fabulous people and we have been doing some work for the RWNZ conference coming in August. I keep forgetting there are people out there who can identify what a major thing this is and they are so willing to help. RWNZ rocks and Love Thrills is going to be another event to remember. Now I am actually looking forward to this conference and it’s not this event I have to get through.

I think I am going to enjoy and relax this year. Well here’s hoping.

No rest for the wicked though. It’s back to work tomorrow.

Here’s another one of my faves- seriously- if you haven’t started watching then get yourself to a Downton Abbey series near you.




Coffee Cups Saturday- So what are your weekend plans?

They say we could do with a day between Saturday and Sunday. Personally I would schedule a spoil me day. I would read a good book without having to be interrupted by the twenty things I should be doing. I’d schedule a hair appt, get my nails done and if I had time I’d go watch the new movie with Brad Cooper.

Instead I am thinking about writing part three of a paranormal series. I am itching to plot a new suspense thriller, and I have a medical romance that needs finishing. Add to that an RWNZ conference that’s two months away and RWNZ president duties,  I think I will schedule in my breakdown for mid July.

If only life were easy. When your life gets to be a roller coaster, what do you do to cope?

Lucky for me I have amazing friends who understand. Friends in the writing world who understand the pressures we face because there are still people out there who don’t consider this a serious profession. I am not sure I will ever get past the ‘so you quit your full time job, to pursue this dream?’ I can almost see them calling for the psych consult and I think, but I know I can do this, I just need you to believe as much as I do.

So now that I have lists and have delegated tasks, things don’t appear to be as scary. What’s that saying- How do you chew an elephant? One bite at a time.

Remember the only thing that stops you from achieving your dreams is you.

So now that I have more breathing space, I have time to enjoy a cup of coffee on a Saturday and enjoy me time. So what do I choose to do? I am enjoying Louisa George’s book- A Deal with the Devil. Louisa never fails to amaze me with her writing. I have already read 60% of this book and she has a knack of drawing you in, in that way that leaves you wanting more.

I don’t want to give you any spoilers but I have to say, Rey is a typical bad boy, who really isn’t a bad boy. I always love those types with a dark past that pick themselves up and make the best of their chances. As for Kate, she is a strong, kick ass woman who is looking out for her brother. She’s just discovered some beautiful body ink and I am going to have to leave you, because I’m sensing something more to come.

Hopefully we can do this again