IT Issues – But Spring Has Sprung ?
Rambling On… 01 October 2021.
If you’ve been trying to email me, I’m sorry if I haven’t replied. A couple of weeks ago, there was an issue with my website, and it was down for a couple of days. Since my email is connected to the website, no emails were coming through and didn’t for over a week.
That issue was fixed but now my web host is having problems because of the new security encryption happening. It’s been four days since I’ve received any messages. I don’t know why, how, or when the issue will be fixed but I’m hoping it won’t take too long. I will reply to you when and if I start getting my emails again.
We’ve just had a huge low-pressure system hit our country. The system banded from way down south across Victoria, up into New South Wales and Queensland. There have been deluges of rain of up to 100mm dumped causing warnings for flash flooding, as well as hail. There were even a couple of tornadoes. One in NSW caused damage to houses but luckily no lives were lost.
There was another on the border of Victoria and South Australia and another in regional Victoria near Hamilton.
Spring has definitely sprung, that’s for sure. The pollen count is high causing lots of hay fever, but it’s nice to see flowers blooming even if that makes me constantly sneeze. Winter was cold and long, but now the sun is shining and that makes me smile.
I love spring and autumn seeing new growth after trees and plants have been dormant for the colder months. I also love watching how the leaves change colour before they fall to the ground in autumn.
I hope you are all well.
Have a great weekend.
Stay safe, sane, happy, and healthy.
Love Becca Van xxoo.
What Have I Been Writing?
Last month I wrote the first book for a new Slave Gold Series which I’ve titled Amongst the Stars. I think it has been accepted by Siren BookStrand since they asked me to fill in the book cover questionnaire.
This month I’ve started writing another Alaskan Wildlands, number six in the series. I only just started today so I haven’t got much down yet. It’s going to take me time to ramp up and become comfortable with my characters before I’m writing my usual 5000 words a day.
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What Have I Been Reading?
I started reading Elle James’ Hideout at Whiskey Gulch (The Outriders Series).
Ms. James is a great author, but I couldn’t finish this book, but it wasn’t because the story was bad. It really guts me to read about children being kidnapped and violated and since I was feeling a little blue on that day.
I began to read this book, but I couldn’t finish. That doesn’t mean I won’t. I just need to wait until I can handle it.
I started reading Susan Stoker’s Seal of Protection series again. I tend to do that when I’m not feeling up to par. Her stories are a great escape for me, but she isn’t the only author I love. Dixie Lynn Dwyer is a favourite too and though I’d like to mention all the authors I love, there are too many to mention.
I will leave it there for now.
Enjoy your week ahead, until next week.
Becca Van XXOO
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