I thought I had a guest blogger for today, but when I emailed her I learned that she had decided not to visit me today because her book was no longer available. So rather than do nothing, I've decided to bring everyone up to date on what's been going on in my life.
First, I can't seem to get nearly as much done as I used to. Even though I am retired from a very time-consuming profession, I seem to have less time than I ever did. Why? I have no idea. It almost feels like the hours have shortened.
Saying that, I do manage to accomplish quite a bit--but anything that uses my brain I like to get done in the early morning hours.
So what do I need a non-fuzzy brain for? Writing, of course.
My main writing is my work-in-progress, which right now is the next Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel. I love being in Rocky Bluff and finding out what is happening to all the folks who live there--especially the police officers of RBPD and heir families. And right now, a major disaster is going on. Fun to write, not to fun for the people who live in my imaginary beach communty.
Of course I like to have a new post on this blog every other day. If I have a guest coming up, it means putting the post and the accompanying photos on the blog--and I like to go over it and fix any typos that might be there. (Wish people I guested with did that for me--seems like I always miss something.)
It won't be long until I receive the edits for my latest Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery, Spirit Shapes. And as usual, I'd like to do a blog tour which means I need to get buy planning on. That also isn't easy. First it means deciding on a safe time period--by safe, I mean when books will actually be available. I suspect it will late summer, early fall. (Not really good enough for planning, is it?)
I already have some in-person events set up, not specific for Spirit Shapes, but if the book is available, of course I'll be promoting it along with my latest Rocky Bluff P.D., Dangerous Impulses. I write that series as F. M. Meredith.
If you haven't tried the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series yet, Raging Water is the latest. Tempe is a Native American resident deputy of the Bear Creek and the surrounding mountain area.
Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith