WORD of the WEEK

My poor blog ... much like the always-growing list of things I need to do, I need to put a little more effort into it. So, while I wait for the okay to make a few announcements and for links to activate, I'm going to start another fun blogging-type activity ... the WORD of the WEEK.

The WORD of the WEEK is ................. RANDOM.

I quite like this word. It's versatile and fun to call out. Try it - random! It's an adjective, noun and an adverb that pretty much means, "without definite aim, reason or pattern."
But interestingly enough, in our current culture the term random has somewhat evolved.

"The latest buzzword used amongst mindless teenagers as a way of showing just so utterly irreverent their predictable sense of humor is. Particularly dominant among English teens and University students, the word "random" or the act of being "random" is a desperate plea for others to recognize how totally against the grain of the norm you are and that you're really crazy and out there." Urban Dictionary

Yes, I hear the word random used by my kids ... every day, multiple times a day. I hear it so often that I'll spurt out the occasional random, just to feel young again. In THE PROMISE, which I just finished editing, I used random three times, but not in dialog. That's not Creed's style but I'm sure Brynn would use it regularly if she was my daughter's age.

And, last but by no means least, one of my favorite quotes of all time:

Practice random acts of kindness.



I'm back ... for a minute.

There are a lot of good announcements coming up. Let's start with a big one -

The electronic version of my novel THE TRAIT is going to be available for purchase next week. Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Apple's iBookstore, and the Sony Reader will offer THE TRAIT in e-Pub form. Yes!

I'll be sharing more announcements soon including a big one about THE PROMISE (Can you guess?), so stay tuned.


Ps. To two women that inspire me to chase my dreams, Amy and Andrea ... congratulations on your big announcements.