Tuesday, March 24, 2015
What Occupies Your Time?
We'll now pause briefly for readers who have not yet retired to heave a jealous sigh and the retired folks to smother a laugh. I used to smile when I'd hear someone say, "I'm so busy after retirement that I don't know how I did anything while I was working." Now, it's more like pausing to nod sadly. It's true.
My plans were that, upon retirement, I'd play golf, read, and do some traveling. That changed, of course, when Cynthia, my wife of forty years, passed away about the time we'd both planned to retire. That eventually led me to write my book, The Tender Scar: Life After The Death Of A Spouse, which in turn resulted in my trying my hand at writing novels. Fatal Trauma, which releases on May 19, will be my eighth novel of medical suspense. Oh, and my self-published novella, Rx Murder, will be available on Amazon any day now (watch this space for more news on that).
I try to get in a round of golf with a long-time friend once a week if the weather cooperates (which it hasn't recently). As for travel, I'll quote Nolan Ryan. "The problem with using those frequent flyer miles is that to do it you've got to get on another airplane." So, mainly, I write.
What does a writer do? Here's a picture that has appeared numerous times on Facebook--if I knew the source I'd give attribution--that explains the writing process better than anything I could.
Now, what occupies your time? Let me know when you leave a comment.
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