September 15, 2017 by Valerie Ullmer
5 Ways to Win My Heart #MFRWauthor
For the #MFRWAuthor 52-Week Blog hop, this week, week 37, I’m describing five ways to win my heart.
Books, books, and books. Well, that’s the first requirement at least. You could put me alone (well, with my husband and my dog, Maddie) somewhere deserted, and as long as I have something to read, I’m golden. It doesn’t matter if it’s a hardcover, paperback, Kindle, or iPad, I need something to read daily in order to make me happy.
A close second, and I mean really close, is coffee. Come to think of it, I couldn’t be somewhere deserted because I love coffee way too much. I never thought that I could get so addicted, but for years now, I drink coffee like I’m never going to get another cup for the rest of my life. I love coffee, especially Gevalia, so if I was supplied with an unlimited amount of coffee, I’d be ecstatic.
The third would be notebooks and pens. Every year when the stores have sales on notebooks and pens, I stock up, even though I have plenty from the year before. Although I don’t use them every day, when I’m outlining, I use an entire college ruled notebook for each story. And pens. It has taken me years to find pens that I like, but when I discovered InkJoy pens, especially the gel ones, I stocked up. I color code everything, from POV, to notes, and scene changes. The pens help me keep everything in order.
The fourth would be an ability to make me laugh. My husband can tell me a story about his day at work, and by the end of it, he’ll have me rolling on the floor. He sees everything in a way that amazes me, never getting uptight about things he can’t control and finding the humor in everyday things. I love to laugh, and if I can find something humorous or take him by surprise by making him chuckle, it’s all worth it.
And finally, my baby girl, Maddie. She is the reason that I leave my introverted life and go and talk to dog people. I’m still uncomfortable in crowds, but if you have a dog, I will ask you everything about your dog from how old they are to at what age your dog was when you adopted (hopefully adopted) them. My husband and I adopted Maddie when she was 10 weeks old and I love every minute with her. She loves her dad the most. She has taught me dedication and unconditional love and I know that I will always need a dog in my life to make me happy.
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