On Starting a New Book

Yep, that's what I'm doing, beginning another Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. I have the plot idea--not all of it, of course, but pretty much know where I'm going. It's the getting there that's going to be difficult.

For one thing, I'm still putting a lot of effort into promoting Judgment Fire. I'm going to a Sisters in Crime meeting Saturday with books, another book festival the following weekend. Then I'm off to Tampa FL for the WOW conference. I no sooner get home, then I have to pack a whole different bunch of clothes because I'll be a week in Alaska at Bouchercon.

Do you think I'll be able to squeeze in much writing? Nope, neither do I.

Other things crop up too--like writing jobs that pay money. When they come along I have to take them because they pay for the expenses of the trips.

And really, I do have a life. I cook meals for my family which I like to do, most of the time--unless I'm really under pressure. Fortunately, my daughter-in-law trades off with me on the cooking chores. Yesterday wasn't so great because I went to the beauty shop for a haircut and when I got home discovered my wallet was gone. I wrote a check for the haircut so guessed I left the wallet there. By the time I realized this the shop was closed. So I had a night of unrest as I thought about all the things I would have to do if my wallet wasn't where I thought.

Things like, you can't get on an airplane without picture ID. How long would it take to get a new driver's license with picture? Of course I tried not to think these things because after all, I didn't know whether or not I'd really lost the wallet.

First thing this morning, the owner of the shop called to let me know the wallet was indeed in the shop. I retrieved it gratefully, and everything was there that was supposed to be. Praise God!

Because I didn't get enough sleep last night, it was difficult to do all the things I needed to do.

Tonight I go to my critique group and read the first little bit of my book and see what my fellow authors have to say.

And now, to the kitchen to finish making dinner.

Marilyn
http://fictionforyou.com

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