Better Late Than Never

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.

Both books, along with the rest of the series are available as ebook and trade paperbacks from Amazon.

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith


Lorna Collins - said…
Can't wait for 'my' book to come out! Loved the story. Guest post any Monday with me. and we have an event in early December down here if you're interested. See you in a few days!
M.M. Gornell said…
Marilyn, every time I hear all the things you do and accomplish, I am instantly re-energized. Seems like time is flying by and getting all I want to do done, is quite a challenge. LOVE hearing from you and getting a dose of "Marilyn energizer!" Thank you...

Patricia Gligor said…
I agree with Madeline. I am constantly amazed and inspired by all that you accomplish. I love both of your mystery series.
Maybe I can make it to the December event, depending on the date. Looking forward to seeing you.

Also looking forward to seeing you, Madeline.

And Patricia, you are such a sweetie!

Lorna, Madeline and Patricia, I've read and love the books you three have written too.
Earl Staggs said…
Marilyn, I have to agree about the number of hours in a day. Seems the older I get the fewer there are.

Keep doing all you're doing, dear girl. You're an inspiration to all of us.

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