Saturday, May 12, 2018

Every #Writer needs some adventure: Good Friends and Golf

I never expected to have such an amazing time at an employer sponsored golf tournament, but with right friends/co-workers 'fun' becomes the word of the day.

So, let me say first off that I've never golfed in my life. In preparation, I've been watching golf on tv in an effort to get a clue, thinking I might as well learn from the best. Funny enough, those 'best' turned out to be the friends on the greens with me that day.
 

So out to the golf course we go and the adventure begins. I did borrow a friend's clubs for this adventure as I didn't want to buy clubs for something that might be a one-time gig.

Anyway, I've gotta say, I hardly expected to hit the ball very much, but then when you get such positive feedback and insight there's no accomplishment out of your grasp. The more holes we played, the little better I got at hitting the ball.

Of course, my first ever shot I hit straight into the water. Note to other; bring lots of balls when you go as they like to run away. Funny part is that even my horrible shots I garnered encouragement on.

At one point on the course I even had friends who were golfing behind us, cheer me on. Lol. The thing about golf is that you have to have fun. The right friends to play with make it all the more possible to enjoy a game that can really make you feel down right klutzy at times.

By the 18th hole, I actually was the only one on who stayed on the grass. I'm proud of that. Oh, and I showed how to hit the ball out of the sand trap, which I did beautifully with a well learned butt wiggle. Thank you, pro-golfer Phil Mickelson.

Anyway, the laughter we shared, the camaraderie, and memories are something I'll cherish all my life. I couldn't have asked for better golf partners or friends to share the game with. Would I golf again? I have to say yes. I never considered I'd be the type to like golf but yes, its lots of fun and I want to go again.

Thank you to my friends, co-workers, and golf buddies for a great outing. You'll never know how special it was to me, because even a writer like myself can't fully explain the feelings of joy that stayed with me throughout the day. 

So what are some tips I can give you if you've never golfed but want to try?

1)      Get three good friends that know golf but don't take it too seriously.

A)    This keeps the atmosphere relaxed and doesn't put pressure on you.

2)      Clubs:

A)    Rent clubs or borrow a friend's

a)      Don't worry if you don't know what club to use. That's what your friends' expertise is for.

3)      Snacks/Water:

A)    Bring light snacks like beef jerky and plenty of water bottles. It's easy to dehydrate and not notice.

4)      Try the driving range first.

A)    A driving range is a great place to practice swinging and hitting the ball. It isn't as easy is it seems on tv. J

5)      Remember to have fun.

A)    It's really a bonding activity when you're out there so don't be too hard on yourself if you don't get a good score.

Finally, learn the etiquette rules of the golf course so as not to offend any other players or management. These places are meticulously taken care of so don't leave trash, and be respectful of the wildlife.
I hope I've inspired someone to try golfing. I'll admit I'd go again, and I never saw myself as the type to like golf. But yes, I've had a taste and want more. Lol.
It's good for writers to experience new things. It broaden our perspectives and gives meaning to the word life. Any adventures you're going to try?
 

Mary

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Is it so difficult to find Love?

Welcome to February, the traditional month of love. Well, I drag it out for a month anyway. *wink*
Is it so difficult to find love?
Long-lasting or short and sweet, falling in love is a wild adventure meant for the untamed heart. It can be a challenge finding another to share your heart with in this world. Sometimes our worries prevent us from being bold and taking a chance on a person.
The mind and heart can often war over what is best for us. Both must be given due consideration in matters of love, but don't let past hurts play into your decision to date.
Life is too short for regrets!
I'll tell you that as a writer I'm prone to being more comfortable by myself than with others. Still, I push myself and attend gatherings, parties, etc. because I always have fun with my friends in the end. Being social isn't always easy but the fun experiences are worth your time. And who knows who you'll meet.
If you haven't seen or met anyone you're interested in dating, don't be discouraged. All things in their own time. Do something to treat yourself. When you're happier that contentment shines through and love is attracted.
February isn't about lovers, it's about love. Love your life. Love your family. Love what makes you happy. Fill your heart and love.
Feel free to treat yourself to a little chocolate as well. I certainly am known to indulge to show myself a little love. Indulge in chocolate, that is. *wink*
Happy February,
Mary
Mary Corrales is a multi-published erotic romance author who writes in several genres including contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, and suspense.
 

Monday, January 1, 2018

What's Your Hope for 2018?


What will 2018 bring us?

There isn't a one of us who doesn't hope that the new year will be better than the last. In truth, I hope the same. I wonder what changes in my life there will be, and what challenges I'll be forced to confront.

I'm smiling as I think how 2018 is simply another year in life.

Resolutions are wonderful but I'd rather have results. That means there is hard work ahead of me, both personally and professionally. I'll stumble and I'll fall, but my task is to get back to my feet and continue on.

One, thing for certain; I won't turn away opportunities due to fear.

I don't want any regrets. I don't want to say that I could have done something, gone somewhere, created something and didn't so that I could stay safe. Smart is taking precautions, but living isn't about staying safe.

You don't fall in love without risking your heart.

Relationships are ever evolving, and the strength we find within love allows us to heal any wound. Hearts do break, but they're made to heal and love again.  

So, in 2018 I wish you all love, prosperity, strength and peace. May we all enjoy the journey that is Life.

Happy New Year,


Mary Corrales is a multi-published author of erotica and erotic romance in various several genres. Turning sensual passion into true love is the hallmark of her stories.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

What's November look like for you?

This year is passing so fast it's hard to keep up. We're in November and I can't tell you where the time has gone. I'm starting to make plans for Thanksgiving, as I'm sure we all are (if you live in the U.S.).

I'm not much of a baker but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to plan when you have a large family. Everyone brings a dish which helps but it's still a lot of work. Ah, the things we do for those that we love.

Additionally, NaNoWriMo starts this month. I'm not participating, but I'll be cheering on those who do. It's an exciting month for writing and many author who finish their book go on to publish it in the future. Yes, expect many gems in the coming months from the prolific fingers of writing who write a book this month.

I'm considering writing a short story just to stay in the groove of things. Don't worry I'm still working on Clandestine Engagements and the other stories but they're novel length and take more time for me. We'll see what happens.

The only thing I really care about is that we are all safe and healthy. With that, we can do anything.

What's November look like for you? Plans, parties, baking, writing, shopping?

Happy November,

Mary

Thursday, September 28, 2017

I'm on the Couch. Join Me. #Erotic #Romance #Readers

I'm on the couch today and I've got a giveaway.


Hmm, maybe I need to work on my phrasing. Anyway, I'm visiting over at Abbie Roads blog and I'm her Author on the Couch interviewee.

We're talking deep thoughts and surprising secrets, so join me and enter a chance to win a PDF copy of  my paranormal fantasy, erotic romance, SINDRIEL.

The book is the sequel to Love's Demon Ways, but trust me that it is also a stand-alone novel.

He wouldn't have it any other way.

Click on the link above and I'll meet you at Abbie's!

Mary


Friday, September 1, 2017

In September, How do you celebrate Autumn?

There is a lot to love about this month including the fact that the first day of Fall comes on September 22nd.

 I love the change in weather when a cool breeze sweeps over you and the trees shiver, dropping their leaves as they prepare to hibernate. That's how I see the changeover anyway.

Then there are those trees whose leaves turn yellow, red, and gold for the season. It's all so beautiful. It's the perfect month for changes, in my opinion. Do you want to paint a room? Do it. Have a closet to clean? Yes, now's the time.

Many would tell me to finish writing, at least one of, my books. I smile. I do intend to do just that. I'm thinking Clandestine Engagements. The story is so close to being finished, if only the characters would cooperate. We'll see what happens. We all know how characters can be. Sometimes, they just want things to keep going on and on, they are having so much fun.

How do you celebrate Fall? Do you decorate, change up your furniture, clean out the garden or a closet? Do you have a trip you are ready to take? What does the month of September hold for you?

We'll talk books and anticipated reads another day. For now, go out and treat yourself to something a little different. Change something up. Have some fun and remember to….

 Sexify your life,

Mary

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Does Real Life Choke Your Writing Life?

It's almost funny how I'm struggling with writing at the moment. I have so much else going on that I feel torn to be more in the reality of life than in the fantasies I create on the page. I can't imagine my life without writing, yet it's my writing that is suffering. I wonder if it's because I want more in my real life that my characters aren't feeling the love.  

Don't get me wrong, I love the day job and my coworkers. It's a matter of what I am needing and not getting anymore.

I love projects. I love to be challenged mentally to create something from a singular idea. The problem is that in real life I'm nearly stagnate.

Writing has always been my refuge, as reading is my relaxation time. I sometimes even reread my own stories again, and still love the characters. I remember how it was to write a certain scene and I'll smile. There is nothing like words flowing together perfectly on the page to make you fall in love with writing. The characters, their flaws and struggles are all a part of the story of their lives. They are an escape. Their adventures are exciting as I cheer them on to a happily ever after.

I suppose I have to accept that the realities of real life will always be, but if not for those realities I wouldn't have the great escape of writing. One is not independent of the other, but rather facets of the same sparkling gemstone.

My writing is not limited to fantasy, paranormal, erotica or otherwise. I am a writer. I create moments, weaving together words to build a portrait. Whether that image depicts my own life accomplishments, a fictional story, or just a shared thought, it's words that bring it to life.

Happy reading. I'm off to write.

Mary



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Mary Corrales is a multi-published author of erotic romance stories in genres including paranormal, contemporary suspense, fantasy, and dystopian. She's constantly on Twitter, so give her a shoutout and follow.