Just Enough to Be Dangerous


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I'm working on edits for one of my books and I have a comment that my editor isn't sure what the above phrase means. Here's the paragraph (from my book): "Can my own notes be used against me even if I’ve not done anything wrong? She often talked aloud to herself, especially when nervous. "I’ll label them as privileged for my attorney, just in case. That should protect me." She'd taken a business law class in college but that'd been fifteen years earlier. She remembered just enough to be dangerous. She wrote down everything she could recall from the prior day and began a list of things she needed to do. She also started a list of potential suspects—like she had a clue. In other words, my protagonist had the…
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Scrivener For Dummies


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I've learned to do several things through online classes. The two that have been most beneficial thus far were the one on blogging and one on revising my novel—not only for the content but also for the relationships with others in the class. I took both over two years ago and am still in touch with folks from both of those classes today. I'm beginning a new class today for which I have high hopes. It's taught by the lady who wrote Scrivener For Dummies, so I figured it should be simple enough even for me. First, you might be wondering, what the heck is a Scrivener? It's a software program for writers. I tried it out a couple of years ago during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and was…
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My views on guns


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I lived alone for almost five years between a twenty-year marriage and this (ten+ year) one. I was perfectly fine. That's probably why I was dumbfounded when Hubby recently asked if I wanted a handgun for when he's away on business. Say what??? Back up a little: He has recently started traveling worldwide as an expert witness.  (That's a whole other blog!) He's in England now. I know I shouldn't put that on my blog, but he'll be home soon. Besides I have a kick-ass security system, six Pit Bulls, and really nosey neighbors. (Just kidding about the dogs…and the neighbors—mostly.) Anyway, I took a Police Academy class last year and shot all sorts of different guns. I did pretty well, too. i.e. I hit the targets instead of my…
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Me and the Guys


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Hubby belongs to a group of men who meets weekly to catch up with what's happened in each other's lives and talk about their feelings. What? Guys do that??? Well, my guy and six of his buddies do. And, guess what. They don't meet in a bar. They meet at one of the single guy's home. (Five are married; two single.) But they don't play pool or watch TV. They talk. Really. But, what do they talk about? Well, that, they keep to themselves. So they will feel safe to be vulnerable with each other, they promise not to share whatever is said outside their group with others. Not even pillow talk when they get home. It's not a therapy group; there is no therapist. My understanding is they take…
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