1-I really love to write! I've been published for over 10 years, but I've never had this kind of time to write. Or to edit. Or to self-publish. I enjoy all facets of writing books, from the first ideas of the characters, to the actual writing of the scenes, to the editing that needs to be done, redone, and redone, trying to make the words flow in the readers' minds, the way they flow in mine.
2-There are many things you can learn to do by reading a book, but cutting
hair is not one of them! About 5 weeks into the lock-down, husband
bought a pair of clippers, and asked me to give him a short buzz cut. I
did most of it, and he used his beard trimmers to do the sides to his
liking. I was growing out into a new, asymmetrical haircut that I
decided I really didn't like. So I took the scissors that came with the
clippers and did the top hair, then husband buzzed some of the back,
and trimmed the sides for me. It's not bad, but it's certainly not
something I want to post anywhere. It's not in my eyes anymore, and
3-My Jazzercise instructors are the best! They're doing classes 2 or 3
times per day, 7 days a week, on Facebook. The space that I do it in is small, and I
have to keep the sound low, because my husband is working from home
right above me. I never realized how loud my feet slap against the
floor when I dance around. But I'm still getting my
heartbeat up and stretching my muscles.
4-I still love action/adventure movies and books! We've been re-watching all of the James Bond movies--don't get me started on why Pierce Brosnan is the best, and Daniel Craig is not suave and sophisticated enough to melt anyone's panties! Also the old TV shows: The Prisoner, and Mission Impossible--the reboot of the show from the 80's is SO much better than the movies! Go Jim Phelps!
But what always bothers me is that the female roles are so few and so paltry. They are usually the reward for the successful spy, the damsel in distress who needs to be rescued, then bedded, or the femme fatale, who will stop being evil for long enough to have sex with the hero, then either she will be killed by her boss, or by him. Not very substantial roles for me to identify with--I want to BE the one with the mad skills and abilities! So I wrote two books with female spies as the heroines.
Buy link: https://books2read.com/u/4DydOD
Note: this book is available at many outlets, but if you order it directly from Smashwords before the end of May, it's on sale for only $1.20. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1016428
Note: the cover reflects the scars on Ameena's body, from the whippings she endured.
Also note: This book has two parts. In the second part, a team needs to be assembled, and it will include Sheena, who is now happily-married and has a baby with her sexy actor.
Buy link: https://books2read.com/u/bpOLK6
If you've a mind to see how many books I've gotten self-published, and to admire the covers that my husband has been creating for me, head to my Smashwords author page.
I've been trying some new things with my website--if you have time to do some baking, there's a whole page there with homemade pie recipes referred to in my book, For the Love of His Life. https://www.fionamcgier.com
And I'm doing some publicity at a few sites during this week, to tell readers about my werewolf romance, When a Wolf Howls. Learn more at my blog--1st page of my website.