When I announced that I'd sold five books after writing for twenty-two years, my friends called me stubborn, but I prefer to call it having perseverance. Actually, it has always been a labor of love and never work to spend time with my muse. I suppose you have to choose your priorities and I've found writing on the top of my list most of the time. I do like to pull out my sewing machine and stitch up a quilt or two just to take a break from the keyboard, though.
One of my writing goals has been to get my hero bear. My Writers Playground friends have always given support to a first publication by presenting a teddy bear dressed like the hero in the story. They found the perfect bear for me - a Scottish cowboy. I fell in love with him the moment he arrived and we've already become great friends. His name is Gerry Bear - his namesake and my inspiration for this character being Gerard Butler. I'd like to introduce my sweetheart to you.
He is easy to talk to, soft to cuddle, and adorable enough to just sit and stare at. Yes, he is a distraction at times, but he can sure stimulate my imagination.