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Hello again!

Well, this is a little weird. It’s been about a year since I blogged and I just read my last post and it reminded me of how excited (and worn out) I was getting ready for our big move to Europe. If you saw my twitter thread recently, you’ll know that things haven’t turned out as expected and I’ll be returning home to Australia as a single mother.

Because of this, my emotions have been all over the place, as you can imagine. But, at the same time, I can’t wait to get back home and return to normal. (According to an app on my phone, I have 55 days, 23 hours, 58 mins, and 12 seconds until I leave) I haven’t written anything in over a year but I’m excited that I’ll be able to get back into it as soon as I’m settled back home again. There are two guys who are demanding my attention to finish their story and give them their HEA so I better move my arse.

(Also don’t be surprised if I write a book about a couple going through a divorce. Inspiration comes from the weirdest places.)

I actually don’t have any news, just that I’m excited to be going home, even if the circumstances are not ideal, but I’m also positive for the future. This is my chance to have the kind of life I want, without having to answer to anyone. It’s my chance to prove how strong and capable I am.

Love and light to all,
RJ

Gratuitous pic of Fatboy x

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Happy Valentine’s Day…

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This Valentine’s Day finds me at home alone with the kids. Hubby has gone away for work and won’t be home for two weeks.  I’m not upset, really. The house will stay more or less clean and there’ll be less washing and cooking to be done. Don’t get me wrong, I miss him. Just not as much as I probably should.

But he did melt my heart when I got these lovelies delivered. Even after all these years he still surprises me with the romance.

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Whatever you’re doing today, I hope you’re doing someone something you love.


RJ

♫ Musical inspiration for Out of The Blue ♫

The other day while driving I hooked up my iPod to the car radio. It was on shuffle and it was playing various songs over a wide variety of genres, most songs played I had completely forgotten I had.  It wasn’t until this song came on that I remembered my misspent youth listening to anything and everything Melissa Etheridge. When I got home I quickly flicked through all the albums I have of hers – which is all of them I think – and I listened and listened. And I remembered being a lanky teenager saving all her money just to buy this album. I raced home with the cassette (yes it was that long ago) plugged in my headphones and got out my pad and paper so I could write down all the lyrics.  The things we used to do 🙂

For whatever reason, this song stayed with me and it sets the tone for the entire album.

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If you haven’t got it, I recommend downloading it.  Good luck trying to find the cassette now 🙂

❤ RJ x

 

 

♫ More Musical inspiration for Out Of The Blue♫

I love 5SOS. Even though they’re being called the Australian version of One Direction and have attracted the teeny-bobber crowd (of which I am NOT a member,) their voices are strong and their music is very easy to listen to.

I heard this song for the first time a couple of weeks ago and all I could think of was my two guys, Jake and Cameron.

 

❤ RJ x

 

 

♫ Musical inspiration for Book #1 (Out Of The Blue)♫

I’ve posted a couple of inspirational music clips for my current WIP (Book #2) and I have completely ignored Book #1 (Working title – Out Of The Blue.). I sometimes forget that only three people have actually read it.  It’s currently in the hands of the publisher and I’m waiting to hear if it’ll be contracted.  See my related post on Patience. <– That’s the thing that I don’t have.

Anyway, Out Of The Blue is about an already established couple that go through a rough patch and have trouble finding their way back to each other. Here’s a clip, that when I first heard it I knew it was perfect for Cameron and Jake’s story.

❤ RJ x

 

 

♫ Musical inspiration for book #2 ♫

I recently downloaded One Republic‘s album ‘Native’.  I knew a couple of their songs but bought the entire album instead of just the ones I liked, and I’m so glad I did.  I recognized most of the songs (‘I didn’t know they sung that!’) and was surprised that there weren’t any ‘fillers’.  All the songs are fantastic and it has been the best album I’ve bought in years.

Here’s one of my favorites for book #2:

❤ RJ x