Old Betsey!!

car going awayOld Betsey lasted many years – about 5 – I got it for 1800.00 from some car shop. It had 80,000 miles on it  – today, leaving,  it had about 150.000 – it NEVER broke down on me. NEVER- only tires went flat. But that’s it.
It was a good running car and got me back and forth to my “corporate job”. I now sit and wonder where I am going – like the car that is on the lift and being driven away – I wonder myself just where I am headed. It’s a scary thing you know – since 1989 I’ve done one particular job and now that job has been eliminated. Nothing I did. Corporate blah blah. I am quite scared I will admit. But I guess as the saying goes. Let go and Let God.


cropped-time-clock.jpgThe title of this is the address to a great writing exercise that I am entering it’s write a 50,000 word novel in a month (the month of November) now a standard novel is usually around 100,000 words or more so consider this a novella anyway you sign up you type 50,000 words and it doesn’t matter if you type. Jack Nicholson is Crazy enough times to equal 50,000 words it still counts- I am entering part of a novel because I think I could type 50,000 words in a month it’s about 1500 words a day and I do that on an average. So God Bless and before I go to work on the 50,000 I must add.,..

Ok I am doing a lot of different things right now hence my fabulous website bookshopworm.com will be taking somewhat of a backseat while I can A – learn to navigate it esp with wordpress – GOD HELP ME – or anyone else that is familiar with wordpress – I don’t want to keep bothering customer service agents who I can barely understand (and I mean because they’re talking computer talk not because I can’t understand their accents) anyway, if anyone has the time to explain the connection to word press to me I’d gladly appreciate it! –

The Downside

3 booksok here are three great; very strange books; theyre all based in South Africa so you get a lot of “jas” instead of “yeahs” the first one The Mall takes us in a mall; two characters; Rhoda and Dan. Rhoda is a girl who has a disfiguring scar on her face and is a big coke snorter. She is supposed to be babysitting but she meets her dealer instead and she loses site of the child; Dan works at a place called Only Books and he sees Rhoda and at first is very turned off by her scar. He sees that she is obviously running around panicked and asks her whats up – she says “I lost a kid my friend is going to kill me” and they go in search of the child. What they find is a horror story underneath the mall; hidden inside the crevices are secrets so dark you’ll never look at a mall the same again, I don’t want to go to into it because I might “ruin/spoiler alert kind of thing” it. So suffice it to say it’s pretty scary but there’s lessons to be learned and that’s always been my favorite kind of book; ones that make you think about life in general.

The Ward is about a hospital I am midway through this one and I am actually liking this better than even the Mall. It’s tighter; the collaboration between the two authors (S.L. Grey is a pseudonym) is a lot better this time; first book became a bit disjointed. I heard a lot of criticisms that the books are “gross” which yeah, they’re pretty stomach churning but again, MORALS BABY MORALS!! I worked in a city hospital and so unfortunately I can attest that a lot of the things that happen (not the real crazy parts) but there being so many people the patients start lining up in the hallway in their hospital beds waiting for CT scan are fairly accurate. Give them a try! I will elaborate when I am finished the WARD. And I didn’t even start The New Girl yet.