Monday, November 7, 2011

"UNPLUGGING"

from Angi

Wandering around my daughter's college town, running errands at multiple stores including Walmart, I came across a puzzle. If you knew me, you'd think: Why in the world would you be looking at jigsaw puzzles...you have no time and should be writing. Well, you may be right. Thing is, I've discovered that working puzzles and playing an occasional puzzle game (like Mahjong) helps make my brain think differently. Somehow it gets me into the right writing mode for suspense.

The other major occasion I work puzzles is while camping with my husband. We work a puzzle to decompress and completely "unplug" (with the exception of some music). Our most recent puzzle was of candy. Not exceptionally hard, but hard enough. We picked it up because we were taking the grandkids to the lake during 100+ weather and knew we'd need some down time inside. We were totally amazed at how engaged the kids became and how often they wanted to work on the puzzle. Most of the time, it was what they chose to "play."
So...back to my searching for puzzles in the Waco Walmart.... LOOK WHAT I FOUND!
THIS ONE IS ALL MINE TO WORK.  >>grin<<

I probably read these books handed down by my aunts and grandmother. My favorite heroes when I was in Jurnior High were Greek tycoons.Come to think of it, I've always been attracted to a dark-haired man.

My questions for today and I hope there are lots of people to answer:
WHO is your favorite type of hero or what type of guy attracts you? or Tell me what you do when you "unplug."

I have several books to give away... several to choose from... and will choose 1 book for every 7 comments. Leave a comment to be eligible for the Random.org drawing on Wednesday.
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Angi Morgan is the award-winning author of Hill Country Hold-Up and .38 Caliber Cover Up, both Harlequin Intrigues and available on-line or through bookstores. You'll find helpful writing tips, character interviews and previous blog posts on her website. She loves to hear from readers...send her your favorite part of one of her books and she might just have something special for you too.

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34 comments:

Angi Morgan said...

ONE book for every SEVEN comments.

Leave your answer and check back Wednesday for winners!

~Angi

GayleC said...

I love puzzles. Especially around the holidays I find them very relaxing. My brother and I tend to obsess on them and its a lot of fun. Love the puzzle you found, will have to check Walmart.

Favorite hero, well I pretty flexible. It's usually the one I am reading at the time.

TinaFerraro said...

Hey, Angi! I love jigsaw puzzles, too. Did you know you can find them online? Every now and then when I need a total decompress, I go over to www.jigidi.com. (And no, this is not a commercial for their site. I'm an actual fan/user!) Hope all is well with you!

Kim said...

I love jigsaw puzzles.. they are the best

Sherie said...

I like puzzles but I Love Soduku! I got turned on to it in college when I was bored in class. Then it became an obsession I had to do everyday. The harder the puzzle, the better!

I am not picky on my hero but he has to meet certain qualifications. Fun, cute, outgoing, makes me smile, and real. I hate in books and reality when a hero is just plain fake!

Jane said...

I do have a soft spot for law enforcement heroes that put their lives on the line.

Anonymous said...

Hi Angi,

I like dark haired men too. I have a soft spot for a Cowboy. I love puzzles!!! Crossword, Jigsaw, Suduko, Word Search and more. Puzzles are fun.

Tammy Y

Anonymous said...

I like reading about cowboys, anyone who is a seal or along that field. I love to read all the time thats how I relax! carole f.

Angi Morgan said...

Hey Gayle ! Glad you could make it over here. Nice that your brother works the puzzles with you.

~Angi

Angi Morgan said...

HI TINA !!
Didn't have that website. I'll be certain to check it out. Might be a nice change from Mahjong...but I'm definitely keeping my puzzle pieces. LOL

~Angi

Angi Morgan said...

HEY KIM! Glad you made it.
~Angi

Angi Morgan said...

Sheri, I'm totally with you on those "fake" lead characters or heroes. Give me somebody real!

~Angi

Angi Morgan said...

Jane...love your law enforcement heroes too. Guess that's why I always write about one. FBI, DEA, US Marshal, TX Ranger....yep...

~Angi

Angi Morgan said...

Hi backatcha Tammy!

Wow...I bet you can solve the whodunits really quickly. I'd be interested to find out if you've read .38 Caliber and if you figured out who the bad guy was before they were revealed.

~Angi

Angi Morgan said...

Carol, you are a writer's dream reader! Seals...my Marine (son) thought about being a SEAL for about two years (before the military)...instead, he's a life-time Marine, training others. Love those men in uniform!

~Angi

EllenToo said...

I really enjoy jigsaw puzzles....I use to do them to unplug from teaching teenagers all day. Now that I retired I just do them for fun.
If I had to pick a favorite type of hero it would be a cowboy but what do you expect from someone born and raised in Texas. However I also like military heroes and law officers.

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

Reading is how I 'unplug'... enjoy your work immensely!

Donnell said...

Oh, Angi, next time I come to Texas, I'm bringing a puzzle. How cool that your found that Harlequin 1000, and even more cool the authors on it. It's great to unplug once in a while. Our brains need it!

Angi Morgan said...

Nice to see you Ellen!

Good thing my books are set in Texas.
~Angi

Angi Morgan said...

GirlyGirlHoosier52....

THANK YOU !!!
~Angi

Angi Morgan said...

YOU BET DONNELL!

But I might actually have a puzzle table, with one on it. Tim loves to build things and I've been talking about this project for years. Now that teenagers aren't over at the house all the time, I think it might actually happen.

~Angi

Gillian Layne said...

Oh my gosh, that is the neatest puzzle ever! And how fun would it be to have your own book cover(s) made into one.

Heroes....I like them gobsmacked by the idea of falling in love. It cracks me up when they never see it coming--and then they just can't live without the heroine, and it drives them nuts. :)

Jan Schliesman said...

I love kick-butt heroes, preferably shirtless:) And my favorite way to unwind is browsing through a bookstore because you can never have too many happy endings.

Angi Morgan said...

HI GILLIAN !!

There are ways to change pictures into jigsaws...going to have to look into that. Thanks for the idea!

~Angi

Angi Morgan said...

JAN....what a great comment. And you're right: you can never have too many happy endings.

~Angi

Angi Morgan said...

SOMEONE HAVING TROUBLE POSTING A COMMENT:

Cindy
I love to read all Intrigue books.

I put a comment on it hope it made it on there.you may have to put my name on the lists. thank you

Abigail Sharpe said...

yay puzzles! I'm not a fanatic, but when we get going, nothing can stop us until we reach completion!

Angi Morgan said...

I KNOW, Abigail!
I actually started one yesterday afternoon....something to work on off and on....no can do. I was up to midnight working on this difficult thing. I didn't read the box, irregular shapes. UGH...still missing a piece of the border.

~Angi

Gjillian said...

Dark hair, blue eyes, a deep sort of cleft dimple that comes out when they smile. Daniel Day Lewis has a great one!

Angi Morgan said...

Jill...I can't argue...
>>grin<<<

~Angi

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Angi,
I love puzzles too! We work jigsaw puzzles. There is www.jigzone.com which is cool. I unwind with online Mah jong. downloaded an app to my phone so now I can play wherever. :) As far as heroes go, I love the alpha ones! Smart and funny and willing to get the woman he loves.

Have a great day!

Angi Morgan said...

Hey Karilyn!
I need that Mahjong app. But I'm afraid I WOULD play it everywhere, instead of hand-writing on my story when I have ten minutes. LOL

Thanks for stopping by,
~Angi

Angi Morgan said...

32 comments...including mine. 1 book for 7 commenters, but I feel like giving away a couple of more.

SO CONGRATULATIONS:
Book 1 = Carol F.
Book 2 = Tina F.
Book 3 = Karilyn B.
Book 4 = GirlyGirlHoosier52
Book 5 = Abigail S. (who signed with an agent!!)

Send an email to GetLostInAStory@gmail.com and I'll give you a list of books to choose from, including my own .38 Caliber Cover-Up !!

Thanks for stopping by, everybody!
~Angi

Abigail Sharpe said...

Who-hoo!! To both the book and the agent. *grin*