UPDATE: The winner is…ButtonsMom!
Welcome to my crazy world of creativity! I know we are supposed to be talking about “Where Magic Begins,” but one look at this picture and it might look like madness to some. There is so much going on there! You might call it chaotic. I just call it “organized” chaos.
As you can see, I’ve got all the essentials I need to tap into my well of creativity here. I’ve got the computer for writing my stories, a couple of knitting projects at hand, and if you look close, you can see my trusty coffee mug peeking out from behind the computer because you’ve got to have the fuel to keep the madness going! You might notice it’s a big mug, and the caption on it fits me perfectly: I Like Big Cups and I Cannot Lie.
So you might be wondering how I get anything done with all this going on at my desk (it’s really an old kitchen table—I needed a LOT of room) and believe me, my younger daughter does, too, but there is a symbiosis about the arrangement that just works for me, and I stumbled onto it by accident a few years ago. I was having a bit of trouble with a certain section of a story and it was really giving me mental fits, so I decided to take a break and do some knitting, which I’d always found to be therapeutic, helping me relax whenever I was stressed. Well, a funny thing happened. While unwinding from the stress of writing over knitting, my mind opened up, freed whatever was blocking me from progress in my writing, and the words just flowed. Now, it had become something of a habit to have a knitting project literally at hand whenever I write—even now, I have one in front of me as I type this, just in case I need to pause and think about the next words I want to write.
Now, it may not seem like I could get much done with so many things going at once, but you’d be surprised. I guess I just learned how to multitask when I was a young single mother with two active kids always running around. But then again, when I was a kid, I used to be able to read a book and watch tv at the same time and be able to tell you what was going on in each, which used to drive my older brother nuts, especially, when he wanted to change the channel!
You might be wondering where I got such a creative spirit and I guess you could say I was born into it. My mother was always doing something crafty when we were growing up so I was always surrounded by the materials to make other things whether it was fabric for sewing, yarn for knitting, paints, crayons…you get the picture.
As for the writing, I was kind of born into that, too, being related to some writers like James Russell Lowell, Amy Lowell and Robert Lowell, and I caught the bug young. From the time I could pick up a crayon, I was creating “stories” and my love for books started young, too. My mother has a picture of me “reading” a book when I was only about two years old, even though the book was upside down. To this day, I can still read things upside down, so go figure.
Anyway, that’s my chaotic, crazy, creative world. Hope you enjoyed visiting where my magic begins!
This sizzling and passionate romance follows two men whose lives are turned upside down by their intense mutual attraction.
Sam Richmond is a workaholic in danger of becoming the very man he despises – his father. Stressed and sick with worry, he’s desperate to shake off the shackles that bind him to his current path and embark on a life lived only for himself.
His friends are determined to pull him out of his funk and decide to drag him to a strip club that caters to both men and women. Sam is shocked when he develops an attraction to the show’s male headliner: Rico McIntyre. The two men end up in a backroom for a private lap dance that ends up being a game changer for them.
Because despite the fact they both identify themselves as heterosexual, they decide to explore their strange attraction for one another – if only for one night. But one night quickly becomes another and then another, until a misunderstanding tears the two apart. Both men attempt to forget about the other, only for life to unexpectedly reunite them.
Can Sam and Rico embark on a relationship and come to terms with their new understandings of themselves and who they love? Or are they doomed from the start?
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