Raine's Secret Garden

Leonard Nimoy


It has been a pleasure and a privilege, sir.
Thank you.

Category: General Blah Blah — Raine @ 7:09 pm ·   Comments (0)

winter blows
A quick check-in to say that I have, so far, survived one of the worst winters in the recorded history of this area.
And for the area I live in, that’s saying something. :confused:

The high temperature one day last week was a minus three degrees. The low was a minus seventeen. I’ve been tunneling through thigh-high drifts. I think there’s a sidewalk under there, but I could be wrong.
Our regional ski lodge has temporarily closed for business because it was too cold.
At least two homes on the outskirts of the city have burned to the ground because the fire hydrants were frozen.
I don’t remember signing up for Siberia, but if I did I didn’t mean it!
And I pity the poor people of Boston and parts of Maine. I can’t imagine dealing with so much snow.
Usually I can make myself believe that spring is around the corner by this time of the year.
Now I’m not so sure… :roll:

But on the positive front?

snoopy dance1
Yes, I’m only averaging about half a page a day. And yes, it’s mostly garbage, lol. But they’re words on pages telling a story, and so far I’m enjoying the process.
Fingers crossed that it continues!

Category: General Blah Blah — Raine @ 6:57 am ·   Comments (2)
Changing Modes


Well, I can’t say the shiny New Year has started off with a bang, lol. I suppose we sometimes put too much emphasis on the “brand new” idea. I prefer to think of it as “fresh”, which I can imagine at any moment of any day I choose. I’m less likely to fall prey to early disappointments that way.

I’ve finally finished putting all my short freebies up on my Wattpad account. Most of it’s flash fiction, & it took longer to come up with the covers than to write the things! :roll: I know such short-shorts have no market value, but I really love the form. Great challenge.

I’ve been in stark reality survival mode for so long it’s a little difficult to fall back into the creativity. I know it’s there; just sluggish from inactivity. At this point I have the “Cold Reading” story I’d started as a freebie, and about five beginning pages of three different novellas. It’ll be a matter of motivation and choice. Not a big multi-tasker in this corner, and my heroines tend to get into cat fights with each other for dominance when I try working on more than one at a time.
Swear–if they didn’t need me to work the keyboard they’d dispose of me too… :wink:

Category: General Blah Blah — Raine @ 7:07 pm ·   Comments Off
Happy New Year!!

Although I don’t often write about personal matters here, I must admit that I will not be sorry to see 2014 leave.
I can honestly say it’s been the most difficult year of my life.
For someone used to being completely independent, having three surgeries, a host of surprisingly serious health issues, and a major change in employment status/finances was more than enough to take me down and out. Yes, I learned a few lessons along the way. But it was just too much all at one time.
I am more than ready for the idea of a fresh start.

So here’s to 2015. May it be a kinder, gentler year for all.
And God bless us every one.

Category: General Blah Blah — Raine @ 5:43 am ·   Comments (2)
Christmas 2014


Category: General Blah Blah — Raine @ 5:31 am ·   Comments Off


It is durn near IMPOSSIBLE for me to believe that Christmas is next week! I know I tend to lose track of time occasionally–but honestly, wasn’t it just September a minute ago?!
I can’t say I’m exactly in the spirit. It’s been a very rough year (seemingly for most people I know, in fact). But I’m planning to spend the weekend listening to carols, sending cards, and watching holiday movies to get there. A little Charlie Brown, “It’s A Wonderful Life”, and “Scrooge” with Alastair Sim should do the trick. :big:

I’m also posting my usual free holiday stories on my Wattpad account because the links here on the website don’t always work well. And it also gave me and my ‘mystery webmistress’ an excuse to briefly experiment with new covers, lol. Tempting stuff, that. It can really divert attention away from the writing. :roll:
Hope everyone’s enjoying the sentiment behind the season.
Stay warm and cozy!

Category: General Blah Blah — Raine @ 1:51 am ·   Comments (2)
Thanksgiving 2014


Category: General Blah Blah — Raine @ 5:38 am ·   Comments (2)
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