Sunday, January 30, 2011

What I love and What I hate

I love the ocean and the beach, but I hate the mountain.
I can swim for hours but I am afraid of height.
I love traveling but I prefer staying home.

I love reading historical novels and love writing romantic suspense and contemporary romances, but I hate long series where the end is never the end, and all the books seem to have the same plot.
I love writing a book, but I prefer finishing a book.

I am shy around people but I love to socialize.
I have a lot of friends around me but I have even more friends on the Internet.
I love making resolutions but I wish I could keep them.
I hate revolts and revolutions but how do you get freedom without them?
I love cats, accept dogs, but I am afraid of horses.

I love nice dresses but I wear pants all the time.
I love nice dresses but I can't fit in them anymore.
I can eat chocolate but I prefer almond and pistachio.

So what about you? What do you love the most (other than family and friends)
And what do you hate?

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Beth Trissel said...

Good post. I agree with you about endless series, Mona, and how contradictory many of our likes and dislikes are. Your blog is beautiful. I want to find a new dress for spring this year, somehow. :) I don't like most of the styles these days.

Lilly Gayle said...

Great post. I love the mountains, but I love the beach more. And I love finishing a book too! For me, editing a book I just finished is easier than the creative process of writing it. While writing, I'm wondering if I'm ever going to finish it.

Maggie Toussaint said...

I love all your pictures and your universal perspective Mona.

I love it when a story comes together and I hate it when I'm having a very bad hair day.


Caroline Clemmons said...

Great post and I love your blog. Glad you included photos. That's one thing I love about Beth Trissel's blog--she has such lovely photos. You do too.

Sandra Cox said...

I love pizza topped with green pepper, onion and pineapple.

I hate malicious cruelty to animals.

Ilona Fridl said...

It really makes you think, Mona. I knw one of my loves is writing, but I hate promotion. I would rather sit and crank out stories, but I need to sell them.

Mona Risk said...

Beth, I love your blog and I'm always there. I wish we live closer. I would go shoping with you for dresses.

Mona Risk said...

Lilly, i am like you. I can edit forever, but writing a book takes so much concentration. I will start a new one on Feb 1st. I will challenge myself to 500-1000 words a day. Now I am writing an outline and sketching my characters. To think about it, you just gave me the idea of a new post.

Mona Risk said...

Maggie, glad you like my pictures. That cruise was super. A bad hair day for me always end with stomach spasms. Apparently any stress falls on my stomach.

Mona Risk said...

Caroline, I do love your posts too.
I am a contemporary novel author but reading historicals is my relaxation.

Mona Risk said...

Sandra, you're the nicest mommy a lost cat can have. I should have given you my Wendy when I moved to an apartment with no animals rule.

Mona Risk said...

Ilona, I should have added in my post. I hate promo, I hate blogging, I hate wasting my time on promotion when I can be writing. And I so deeply admire my friends who excell at promotion.

Vonnie Davis said...

I love Paris, yet hate the long flight to get there. I love the mountains, yet hate the bugs. I love the beach, but hate tanning. I love chocolate and hate that it loves my hips so much it just won't leave. I love writing, but hate the interruption of promoting. I love your blog, but hate that I need to spend more time writing in mine...

Mona Risk said...

Hi Vonnie, thanks for the laugh. You should have wriiten that post!!!

Mary Ricksen said...

I love the mountains, but I like the beach. I wouldn't wear a bathing suit if you paid me to! But the views from my little lot in NC are so calming and thrilling for me.
I love writing and hate editing! I wear dresses because Florida is so darn hot!!!
And I love you Mona!