Busy, Busy Month

Today is my eldest daughter's birthday! Besides being my first born, she's also turned into a best friend. We'll be spending time with her and her husband in a couple of weeks--in fact, we'll be with them on my birthday.

I'm in the throes of getting a new computer. It's sitting here, but my old one is still being used (maybe by the time this appears it'll be functioning) but not everything has been transferred over. A computer tech is doing that after his regular business hours and he couldn't finish the first night.

In the meantime I got the first edits for my next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. When the first edits come, that means that the book may actually come out close to the time it is supposed to. However, I've learned not to make too big of plans until I actually have books in hand.

I've also been working on my next Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel which I struggled with at first, but now it's moving along nicely.

I've also been working on a couple of program plans for people going into the residential care business (something I did for 23 years), not my favorite chore, but it's a paying job and helps pay for my traveling expenses.

And...I'm still promoting Lingering Spirit and all the rest of my books. Will be heading over to the coast to have a table with my books at the Nipomo Library from 9 - 2. We'll be staying at the historic Santa Maria Inn while we're there. Also, I'll get to see good friend Barbara Hodges while I'm there. The only time we see each other is at one of these things. We became friends over the Internet years ago when we were e-book authors before most people even knew there was such a thing as an e-book.

What I love about Barbara is whenever we're together we have such fun talking about everything to do with writing and promoting.

From there we'll head to Oxnard and my daughter's. We always have fun when we go there--we lived in Oxnard for over 20 years and everything has really changed. On my birthday, I'm giving a talk to a women's group in Ventura. Not quite sure what I'll be saying, but I think I'm going to tell them about the adventures I've had since becoming a published writer.

And that's what I'm looking forward to for the rest of the month.



Mason Canyon said…
Happy Birthday to your daughter. Sounds like you've got quite a busy month. I'm looking forward to your next releases.

Thoughts in Progress
Mason, you are so faithful about reading my blog.

I'm using my new computer but there's lots of stuff missing. Hope my guru comes back soon.


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