Category: Writing

What do you do when…

…the only topic you want to write about, you can’t? It’s too personal, yet that’s all that flows out of your pen/fingers/yadayada?

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You think for about 30 seconds, then divert.

Whatever title I put down this morning, the first few lines diverted to THE THING I’M DEALING WITH THIS MORNING.

Mainly, not feeling well. Illness, with a certain slant.

So what did I do to still get a few important things done today? I took time, and calling upon all my SDS (self development stuff/shit) knowledge (which ha! Is there, however, still takes work to apply when you’re not feeling well, because you really don’t know what to do, to be honest, despite all the info you’ve taken in for years.)

At any rate, I made a few basic decisions, and this is what I did.

(I was also going to say ‘low-level’ decisions, but really, they’re not. This is a big issue – not feeling well – yet still trying to be functional when life has demanded a few things you need to still get done in the day.)

First, I listened to Brendon Burchard’s Monday talk on his app.

OMG, did he bring the energy. I shivered, and pulled away. Too much! At least it was short, and had some good points. I listened, thoughtfully. (To be clear, he’s not my main teacher – i have 2 others, but I respect him, mostly, and he’s a worthy addition to my SD stable.)

Then, I visualized.

You need to see yourself as okay in the moment, but as the fulcrum of what I’m dealing with today seems to be in my upper tum, I visualized good stuff going on there.

I also did box breathing, two rounds, while laying in bed, with sleek kitty grooming himself unhurriedly, beside me, bopping me with each motion.

Unashamedly, lol. Good role model.

I also did some soothing work—whatever I could come up with in the minute! and more visualization.

Oh. And fed the cat, lol.

So now, I’m at least upright. To be clear, it’s early. We’ll see if I get any of those life-necessary things done.

But it’s interesting working to apply mind over matter, and seeing how things suss out.

Doesn’t hurt the sun is beaming into my home this morning. That golden, rich October sun. And I’ve got Italy on my big screen, one of those walking tour vids.

That’s the deal for today, so far. If I rally and have time, I’ll send out another report, later today.

But in the meantime, that’s the report from the author desk of Susan Saxx.

p.s. On a cheery note, guess what I got today, for later, if I feel like it?

Yeah, it’s the little things, clearly, lol.

Me got pie. =)


brown desert on white ceramic plate

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Summer. Where ARE you…

How are you doing? *waves*

Here, everything’s sunny, as summer teases us by dragging into September. Man, we had some tough humidity to get through the last two weeks, but after all the rain, I almost didn’t care.

(Almost. Almost, lol).


I got to do some summery things, too. Walks outside, small pool get-togethers (and a fire-pit!) were on the menu. I don’t know about you, but unless i get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, I feel cheated. I wasn’t cheated this summer. 🙂

I hope you all had a good summer, whatever you did!


Kitties enjoyed it, too. Though they seem to love the creature comforts, and posing in all those cute positions…

Dang. They’re so good at it… image


I’m doing edits on Zachary’s story, the third book in the Refuge Bay series. I’ve added an extra 10k to a book I thought was already done, but early readers wanted more story between Galen and Zach, and I have to say I agree with them. ( image my early readers!)

So every morning, I spend time with Zach and Galen, and I’m already working on the next book in the series. Trasher continues with her witty sayings… (But what’s an adorable, freshly adopted, past runaway little girl supposed to do??

Yup. She’s doing it. Man, I love that kid.)

As well, I’m gathering together all the fine men of the Delta North Security Force, and the ladies that will test them, and yes, drive them crazy. (I mean, us women. We have a job, right?) And there’s going to be some exciting news about this series that I can’t share yet…but I hope you’re going to love it.

Now, I’d like to share the two new books from my fellow authors in the special, multi-author world of Thackeray College..

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The next 2 are coming…in two weeks!

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See you soon!

Notes from the Ranch

It’s another peaceful morning here at the Chez Saxx Ranch. And it’s February. Already.

My view is lovely. I see trees, and that indomitable sky. Smatterings of grey-blue clouds, and the white streak of a plane gone by.

The other thing I see is the screen in front of me, as well as books and notebooks EVERYWHERE. I’m one of those – a paper person. I exult in notes and notebooks…and oh. Don’t get me started on clipboards.

Maybe it’s a way to keep the joys of school, from when I was a little kid, alive and present. Learning, then connecting ideas and applying them, was always a source of wonder to me.

But it sure makes for a messy, damn place. LOL. I keep it in check, but ’tis like yeast. IT JUST WANTS TO GROW. 🙂

Okay, now it’s time to get on THE BOOK. Whipping Real Man 1 into the best story it can be – one more final pass, then a launch date for it and Real Man 2.

Signing off from the ranch. (*aka – my place*)