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MacDowell Lake Photos

These photos were taken of the MacDowell Lake in Peterborough, NH on May 20, 2017 with Lindas Alcatel a30 cellphone.Filed under: Blogging Tagged: Federal State Park, flood control, inspiration, life, MacDowell Community, MacDowell Dam, MacDowell Lake, Monadnock Region, Natural resource, nature, Peterborough New Hampshire

A Face in the Darkness

Legs blocked the walkway of the bottom bleacher. The vacant dark corner across the gymnasium beckoned Allie to come hither and hide in the shadows it provided. No one knew her; she had remained as faceless now as she had on the first day at this school. Coming to this dance was a mistake. Who Read More

Forced Healthcare can be an Accepted Policy – b...

Political parties are bickering in Washington about Healthcare coverage. The question they ask is to either reform the ACA or replace the policy. I remember a time when everyone that worked for a prominent company, big business and small business, the biggest perk offered to the employees was the health insurance. Back then it was []

My Year Flashed Before My Eyes

content discovered on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in blogging books blogging rwa books writing

Where did my year go? This year has rushed by, and I can see why with being as busy as I have been with school and work. First-year terms are coming to an end. They finish up on May 13th leaving me with two years and two terms to go before acquiring that Bachelor degree. Microeconomics []

If We Were Having Coffee – We would talk about ...

content discovered on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in blogging ifwewerehavingcoffee weekendcoffeeshare blogging coffee sharing

It’s been a while since I last posted. More like a month has passed since I wrote about the coming March for Science. How did that go anyway? I didn’t see any big bangs taking place. While they marched I planted two new trees. A Cherry and a Honeycrisp Apple after which I moved those []

March for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day Move...

In My Own Opinion March for Science – What is the Matter? I’m not going to go marching anywhere at the moment, but I will voice an opinion on the matter. The plan that is going forward at this time is a massive march on Washington D.C. on April 22 which is Earth []

Will Artificial Intelligence Fill Jobs Left Beh...

Smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, robots in the workplace and now automobiles are automated. Are you worried? I’m not. I probably won’t be around for Terminator to take place a hundred years from now. Maybe by then, colonies will be building on planet Mars and Earth will be left to the robots and cyborgs. Robots are []

This Site Has Moved

content discovered on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in blogging

This Site has moved to http:www.lindajnelson.comFiled under: Blogging

Giving Away New Editon – Friends of Choice

content discovered on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in blogging book giveaway friends of choice teen young adult

Friends of Choice has a new cover, rewritten, re-edited, and re-released. Now is the time for these books to find a home. I have 5 paperbacks that are signed and ready to ship. All you need to do click on the link below to enter a chance to win. Entry-Form Beginning Date: 6/23/2015 8:00 Continue reading Giving Away New Editon Friends ofChoice

Happy Birthday Keelaa and a Dog named Bob

View image A plate of syrup blew across the road followed by the Bluejay. It’s mind set on getting one small taste of that syrup while avoiding the mailbox on the other side of the road. Bob had other plans for that plate. That dog was always off its chain in more ways Continue reading Happy Birthday Keelaa and a Dog namedBob

Returning to the Keyboard – #ROW80 Check-in

content discovered on Monday, May 25, 2015 in blogging blogging row80 uterine fibroid works in progress

It’s been a while since I last checked in. I’ve been on the mend. An up and coming, now past, hysterectomy took me away from the keyboard for a few weeks. Between fretting about the up and coming surgery and dealing with being uncomfortable after having the old-fashioned surgery, I’m back. View image Continue reading Returning to the Keyboard #ROW80Check-in

Celebrating Veterans with Books

Left, left, left, right, left. Any veterans out there? With May bringing both Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, veterans are at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds. I served in the U.S. Army for five years (in the photo, I’m the short one in the front). I graduated college during a recession Continue reading Celebrating Veterans withBooks

His Name is Not Howard

content discovered on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in blogging alzheimer s disease reunion romance short story writing101

A Bit of Flash Fiction copyright 2015 © by Linda Nelson View image Jogging down the path hardly traveled, I expected an attacker to jump out of the bushes at any minute. I could have brought the dog with me, but then I would have to stop every fifteen feet for him to Continue reading His Name is NotHoward

When Life Happens While at a Writers’ Conference

I know, it’s been weeks since I last posted. A few weeks ago, I was so excited to be going to the New England Conference for RWA. You’re probably wondering how it all went. It was a great weekend. There were lots of fantastic workshops, which I started off with GMC Your Writing Career. This Continue reading When Life Happens While at a WritersConference

Another Romance Writers’ Conference and I can’t...

content discovered on Monday, April 20, 2015 in blogging blogging blogging university blogging101 writing101

Flop on the bed, that feather bed. So soft and comfy. It’s the best bed I ever slept in. By the way, I’ve never used down feather pillows either. Not like these. These are some of the comforts I’m looking forward to at the end of the week when I go to the annual New Continue reading Another Romance Writers Conference and I cant wait!#NECRWA

Celebrating Five Years in May

content discovered on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in blogging books ebooks fiction i books reading teen contemporary writing young adult romance

Its been almost five years since I first published Friends of Choice. What a journey! I never once expected myself to write romances. Back then, the only thing I wanted to do was just to write. So be it! Five books later, after five years, Ive had a grand time thanks to you all. Thank Continue reading Celebrating Five Years inMay

Look and See – The Muse Always Knows

content discovered on Monday, April 6, 2015 in blogging blogging blogging101 muse unlocking the muse writers block writing writing 101

“The doors are locked while the mind is set. I can’t change a thing now. It is what it will be no matter how hard I try.” “You can’t be so sure. Things always change. I’ve seen it happen many times.” “Well then give me an example. I’m locked out of my mind.” “Open that Continue reading Look and See The Muse AlwaysKnows

Short Stories #Free for you to #Read

Free eBook edition of the sampler of Short Stories Linda Nelson has compiled over the years. It has been recently updated with additional flash fiction for your enjoyment.

Saturday Spin – Me-Time

Saturday is one of the two days of my me-time I take advantage of for writing, unless Im on vacation, then every day of vacation is me-time. But for the past four weeks my me-time has been cut in half due to incoming snow storms. I like to write from the time I wake until Continue reading Saturday Spin Me-Time

Butterfly Solitude – Rule of Thirds – #photo101

This photo was taken last summer by my DH. He has gotten pretty handy with the camera. It is the closest we have to the rule of thirds, and is the one and only monarch butterfly we saw that year. For some reason they have become scarce in New Hampshire over the past couple of years. Continue reading Butterfly Solitude Rule of Thirds #photo101

Blissful Puppy – #photo101

content discovered on Friday, March 6, 2015 in blogging blogging101 pet photo101 photography puppy vacation

Have you ever had one of those days where you played and played all day long. Then you stop as though you just hit a brick wall and couldnt keep your eyes open? Keelaa had a day like that when she met our granddaughter for the first time. They played and then she played with Continue reading Blissful Puppy #photo101

Rye New Hampshire – #photo101

I took this photo last summer while on my first surf casting trip. The only one to catch a fish that day was me, an ugly monk fish, that I was glad to toss back. The thing had two sets of teeth and it was pretty spiney and the color of mud.

Summer 2008 – #photo101

content discovered on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in blogging blogging101 boston fanuell hall photo101

I took this photo several years ago while we were in Boston for the day. I love this shot of the Fanuell Hall Market Place. That was the day we went to the Boston Aquarium via train and subway. Id never been on a subway train before this trip. The weather was beautiful. A little Continue reading Summer 2008 #photo101

Home – It’s Where the Pup Is

content discovered on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in blogging blogging blogging101 cellphone photo photo101 photography poetry puppy

Keelaa A bundle of love and joy full of energy go go go get that tail. Only in the end to hit the wall of exhaustion Sleep regardless of the Cats meow.


content discovered on Saturday, February 28, 2015 in blogging e book romance writing row80 work in progress writing update

There comes a time when you sit down to write but the need to read overcomes you. Reading Game of Thrones Clash of Kings book #2 I know I need to get to work on the next book. Orgarlan has been waiting for me to return Continue reading Catabook

Snowflakes of Water

content discovered on Monday, February 16, 2015 in blogging haiku poetry snowflake writing201

Water makes a snowflake Cold wind blows it from the sky Dried tears of nature. View image   Nature’s print of snow Across landscapes cast in white white water silence.   Silence drifts water Fields deep in winter snow caps Mice scamper a trail.   Trailing footprints mark moonbeams on a path of Continue reading Snowflakes of Water

I Can’t Believe January is Almost Gone

content discovered on Sunday, January 25, 2015 in blogging row80

I don’t do well with deadlines, at least on the writing front. I’ve tried making a blogging schedule and the 300 words a day just doesn’t ever happen. When I get home, I turn on the computer, check the email, then Facebook and Twitter, and then back to Facebook. At night comes the blogging. I Continue reading I Can’t Believe January is AlmostGone

Winter Loss

content discovered on Sunday, January 4, 2015 in blogging addiction heroin addiction recovery and loss

Image courtesy of The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App via creative commons Winter is coming! Oh, wait, it’s already here. It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years has come and gone. I hope your holiday was filled with []

Howling Good Holiday

Image Courtesy of Lone wolf moon by AbyssWolf666 via creative commons 2014 will go down in history as the year I used to fill my writing well. Here is to hoping that I can finish some unfinished stories I started writing over the past three years. For starters, I need to finish up my []

Merry Christmas Everyone

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Leftovers Gone to the Dogs – Time for the next ...

content discovered on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in blogging

#480983895 / Today we gave the pups the last of the leftover turkey. Now we can begin planning for our next big holiday – Christmas. There, I said it folks, and I’ll say it again – Christmas. I’m American and will be proud to call my holiday by the given name. I can’t be []

Turkeys Left Uncooked

I’m so thankful that we were exempt from the Thanksgiving Snow Storm power outage of 2014. With the exception of a few power flickers, ours remained on the whole entire time. The only thing we lost was the internet and our phone. The cable was also out for a few hours on Thanksgiving Day, but []

Turkey Day Disasters

Thanksgiving – In the US, it is time for family gatherings loaded with dysfunction. We all have at least one dysfunctional family member that we hope and pray decide to visit the other family member this time around. But just because that family member has decided to spare us a visit this year doesn’t always []


content discovered on Saturday, November 22, 2014 in blogging camera angle coming up song dropcam ellen degeneres ipad iphone mobile app

Ooo – they look so delicious. If only she could sneak just one. No one would have to know that she was cheating on her diet. What harm would one little chocolate chip cookie do? Her mouth watered thinking about the soft buttery flavor. Heavenly chocolate beckoned her, each chip melted to a sweet smoothness []

Dear Writer’s Block – ROW80

content discovered on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in blogging row80 writing

Dear Writers Block, Its not you, its me. I know weve been together for over a year, but it is time for us to part ways. So, I will no longer be sitting with you and talking to you. It is over, and time for us to move on. Ive stories to write and worlds []

Letter to the Little Worm

content discovered on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in blogging

Dear Bait, You have taken it upon yourself to dig your way deep into the dirt. My son, the fisherman, only wants to take you to a local pond for a little dip. He never meant for that fish to bite half your head off before being caught on his fish hook. If only you Continue reading

Do Da Writing Sprint #amwriting #ROW80

content discovered on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in row80 writing blogging writer writers block

image provided by Microsoft Office Puppy Power! I remember Scrappy Do from Scooby Do. Scrappy was fearless and full of energy. Thats the way our pup Keelaa appears to be. She runs around like a miniature greyhound, doing figure eights around the older dog Julie. Meanwhile, Julie barks encouragement, sound as though she is saying Continue reading

Cats of Terror

content discovered on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in writing

I dont know why dogs and cats cant get along. Our older pup, Julie, was raised with two cats that she got along with very well. They used to play together all the time. One of the cats used to put his whole head in Julies mouth and appear to count her teeth with no Continue reading

Mentoring a Puppy

content discovered on Monday, September 8, 2014 in writing

This is Julie, our 13 ½ year old mix breed. Shes been wishing for a little friend to play with for years. We finally found the perfect playmate for her, but now her joints bother her. Were not sure how many more years well have left with her. Keelaa, the newest member looks up to Continue reading

Four Years and Five Books Later

content discovered on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in blogging teen young adult

Self-publishing is a lot of work. For those who have taken it upon themselves to publish in this manner, they learn quickly just how much work it really is. Ive been self-publishing since 2010, and Ive learned a lot. I mean – A Lot! When I first started, there werent that many others out there []

MIA – Nope, I’m Still Here!

content discovered on Thursday, August 21, 2014 in row80 works in progress writing

I know, Ive been missing in action for several months this summer. In the past, I diligently posted at least once a month. Lately, Ive been saving my writing well for the work in progress. So, hows it been coming? Its going great. I went through a period where I was wracking my brain trying []

When Your Kids Start Catching Up to You

content discovered on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in row80

Age-Old Questions Age is just a number, says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore? (This prompt was inspired by a suggestion from ripplesnreflectiontimes) I remember when my kids were young. It doesnt seem that long ago, when they were 4 []

What If and Why Do You Write?

content discovered on Sunday, June 15, 2014 in blogging row80 writing and poetry

Just the other day I had my last Chapter meeting for RWA until September. We had a panel of speakers give us the low down on their pros and cons of traditional publishing, hybrid publishing, and self-publishing. It was nice to hear their opinions of publishing and how things have changed so much since 2008. []

Chapter by Chapter

content discovered on Sunday, June 1, 2014 in blogging row80 wattpad story works in progress wattpad story

Its official. Its Summer! Cookout time! Beach time! Rain? Snow? – Really now? Wrong season, but its been so cold lately. Yesterday I was expecting to see flakes falling from the sky. With all the rain weve had recently the grass should be knee high. Mike is out cutting it as I write this. []

Adventure Into Self-Publishing

content discovered on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in writing

Have you been wondering what its like to be a self-published author? I dont want to scare you, but it is a lot of hard work and the learning process will take you down an immensely long and winding road. The journey of the Self-published author is a dangerous one. Critique Partners, editors and []

My Month of Conferences and Workshops

content discovered on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in row80 works in progress writing

Finally, a gorgeous weekend, though, Im not saying that the past few weekends havent been nice. The sun has broken through the clouds melting all the snow. Winter is over, and we are about to skip spring. This happens every year in New England. Spring seems to last only a week or two and then []

What a Weekend

content discovered on Monday, May 5, 2014 in giveaway row80 writing

Along Came Neil is coming to your local bookstore. Ask for it! It is the third book in the Wings From Ashes Series Teen Contemporary Along Came Neil (Wings From Ashes:3) by Linda Nelson Theres a new boy in town, and Ashley wants him badly. Will Karla steal her man too? Karla Centon no longer is the []

Going to Happy Places

content discovered on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in drug abuse row80 works in progress

Finding That Happy Place: This past week I got to observe my son while he found that happy place that he had lost so many years ago. It made me want to giggle inside to see the boy that I once knew reappear before my eyes. He was cheerful, excited and so full of life. []

Learning a Little Thing about a World I Created

content discovered on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in writing

You know someone is a bona fide writer once you hear them speak. They dont even need to read an excerpt of their work for you to know how good of a writer they are. When you are done listening to them you will walk away not just saying wow, but you will feel inspired []

Lifting the Fog

content discovered on Monday, April 7, 2014 in row80 works in progress writing

Original image via Bing Creative Commons, courtesy of 55Laney69 on Flickr Photos Spring is about to be sprung in my part of the States. After going through such a cold, seemingly long winter, I am ready for the warmer weather. It may have had something to do with the reason why I had stopped posting []

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