Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Weds Update: Inspired by the Internet

2021 is getting closer and closer. I don't have everything done that I wanted to complete this year. Is this you?

Pandemic means no going out for dinner. I know. Sometimes I get a little tired making those three meals a day (plus snack, sometimes healthy). We have a cozy little apartment, a tiny kitchen that I love because I can practically touch both sides when I cook, so I shouldn't complain, but the internet comes to the rescue! Today's rescue recipe -- Baked Salmon stuffed with spinach, garlic, and cheese. Served with a nice big side of broccoli seasoned with garlic salt and lemon juice. Easy, fast, and melt in your mouth delicious. Plus, I don't have to cook tomorrow with that traditional Christmas Eve dinner (lasagna and cheesecake) prepared by loving daughter and number one son-in-law!

Do I have a freebie book for you? Nope, but be not afraid. I met this writer online recently, and Jasper West's offering his Teacher: The Beginning FREE just this Thursday, December 24. 

The 'Look Inside' posted on Amazon has me flipping those virtual pages and wanting to find out what happens next. If you take advantage of Jasper's offer, why not leave a review? Help other readers discover this tale.

I do have a question for you. I'm trying to figure out what YOU would like to see in my blog. My 2021 commitment is to write once a week on the blog -- here and on WordPress, and to send my newsletter once a month. And to keep working on my stories.

But other than ranting away at whatever catches my interest, I'm left wondering what YOU like. Could you answer in the comments? Here are some possible topics to consider (and add your own): 

  • Another day in the writing life . . . 
  • What my poor characters go through and why . . . 
  • Reviews and highlights for freebies and other books I'm reading . . . 
  • Poetry from that writing challenge to write a poem a day in Nov & April . . . 
  • Finding out what other writers are doing . . . 
  • More about historical fiction and the writing process . . .
  • What do YOU care about?
As always, thank you for stopping by. I hope you will have a joyous and safe end-of-year holiday, even if some family just 'zooms' in for the party!


  1. I love your posts! What would I like to see? 1. More about historical fiction and the writing process. 2. Your poetry 3. What your poor characters go through and why. Actually anything you have to say interests me.

    1. Thank you, unknown reader! I think I know who you are! Your feedback is very helpful, and I hope to live up to your suggestions. Maybe next time, a little background on Moira, the main character of my new wip. Happy Christmas!

  2. Hi Beth! I’m mostly curious about your writing process. How do you go from first draft to finished product? How did you go about creating an audiobook? What have you learned that you think is worthwhile to share with fellow authors? What do you regret not knowing earlier in your career? Which elements do you try to weave into your writing and why? Things like that. :-)

    1. Thank you, Liesbet. All these are very useful writing prompts . . . for those days when I'm distracted by all else that's going on. February may well be a better month for us all!