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Writing from the Dark Side

Heh! I started out calling this blog post "Blogging from the Darkside" and then went to "Writing from the Darkside" and then went on to finally arrive at "Pubbing from the Darkside".  This little tidbit of information should be able to give you a little hint over what has been happening at the Oliver Homestead since I last posted.

Big News! I am part of a great collaboration with a collection of Writers who decided that if a romance book should be done, it should be done by us! Hence, the beginning of what is now know as Welcome to Serenity Harbor, Maine.

This is huge! This is ginormous! All of the books are set around the fictional coastal Maine town of Serenity Harbor. We didn't limit genre, only that their characters fall in love in Maine.

For me, this was a return to something that I love... well, yes... it was a return to writing. I've blogged a little bit about some of my struggles with illness that left with being unable to write for a whi…

Don't Hate Me

I know that this is not the public opinion right now, but I don't like the 50 Shades series. I haven't done more than browse through the book, hardly a full page read, but I am just not that into it.

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the release of the movie, I hope you have a wonderful time. I hope it lives up to all that has been built up about it. That's usually a hard row to hoe. I see very large resemblance to the excitement that came out over the Twilight books. I was there for the book release of the first one... at Midnight, with my daughter, along with a ton of other teens and their moms who were gushing about the book.

I kind of get the same vibe about this one as I did about Twilight. Would I want my daughter in that situation? Would that be a healthy relationship for her? Probably not. But I am not the guardian of all those people out there.

If this is your cup of tea then I sincerely hope you enjoy it. For me, I'm on to something else. And that…

Tax Time: Writer's Favorite Time of Year

It's snowing here in Maine again!!!! Big surprise, I know. But we have 2 to 3 more feet of snow expected this week. The kids have already had 4 out of their 5 allotted snow days. At this point, they'll be going to school until July.




Annnnnyyyyyywwwwwayyyyyyy, it's that time of year again! Most really don't look forward to it, especially if they have to fill out a schedule C, but I actually kind of like it.

Now, I'm not saying that I'm an organized writer... far from it. But I do appreciate any activity that requires putting things neatly into boxes or sorting things out. Puzzles, love puzzles! Maybe that is why I enjoy being a bookkeeper. It's all about task orientated activities.

Okay, I've seen lots of questions going on in email lists that are geared toward taxes and much of what I see are very simple questions that get twisted around. If you are experiencing dizziness, anxiety, loss of sleep you may have a problem with doing your taxes. Or you are tak…