Monday Mayhem – Tell Me Something Good

There are days when I consciously make the decision to wear blinders. This doesn’t mean I’m oblivious to what’s happening around me or uncaring. It simply means I choose not to focus on things I cannot control. Just one of my particular coping mechanisms.

Like everyone with a feeling heart, I am horrified by the events that took place in Orlando this weekend.

As a woman, I’m angry about the flaws in our judicial system and the misogyny we allow to permeate our society.

I’m fearful for our country’s political future, and frankly, giving a good number of my fellow Americans the side eye.

And, as ever, I’m worried about my husband / children / siblings / nieces / nephews / greats / grands / dog / and even the baby birds in my hanging baskets (which, is amazing in itself if you know how I feel about birds).

In other words, this:


All of the above are reasons why I choose fiction. The very essence of why I choose to read and write romantic fiction. I need stories with happy endings. Otherwise, I’d be a quivering mass of fear and worry and hopelessness.

This weekend, I hid out in my imaginary world quite a bit. You know what happened there? This:

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So, I’m going to focus on this piece of positivity for the next week or two, then I will send it off into the loving embrace of my extraordinary editor.

How about you? Did anything good happen in your little corner of the world this weekend?



5 Replies to “Monday Mayhem – Tell Me Something Good”

  1. I choose to focus on the good stuff too, but my heart still hurts for all those innocent lives lost and the families affected. Congrats on finishing your draft! Wonderful accomplishment! I wrote a whole bunch this weekend, submitted my completed manuscript to several publishers, and sent off some packages to a couple agents too, at their request! Fingers crossed we’ll hear some good news soon! 🙂

  2. I’m with you on the positivity. It’s the only thing that can shut out the bad. Glad you got in all the words this weekend. I need to do that today! And good luck, Jules! Rooting for you!

  3. One good thing is that “Tell Me Something Good” is now playing in my head instead of the stupid song that was stuck in there over the weekend. I caught the end of the movie “Dave” on Saturday night, which gives me hope that this ridiculous political situation will somehow be corrected, even if we have to find a doppelganger to do it. I visited with my mother and my daughter, and my son called me instead of the other way around, so those were all good things. Fiction and family – sometimes those are the only ways to blunt the viciousness of the real world.

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