What I've Been Up to Lately by Marilyn Meredith

Yes, I've been busy--but I always am.

In the writing part of my life, I've been working on my blog tour for A Crushing Death. The schedule is set, the posts are all written and I've sent off most of them. Before I send each one, I carefully go over it, trying to eliminate all typos and other errors. From much experience, I know that I'll miss some that I won't see until the day they're printed.

I've also been working on my next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. I'm at an exciting part, but haven't really had much time to write. I read a chapter each week to my writing group, which means I do have to be at least on chapter ahead.

Those who are my real life or Facebook friends know there are many other things that take my time:

Number one is family--and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love my family and spending time with them.

Number two is my church. I teach a Sunday School class of 3rd through 5th graders, most boys. I've had anywhere from 14 to 8 every Sunday. Some of these kids have rough home lives--I like to remind them that Jesus loves them no matter what--I do too, but sometimes neither of us likes what they do.

I'm still active with the residential care business and write a newsletter for them once a month which means I need to keep up with all the changes that come along. I answer lots of question via email and over the phone. Plus, I write program designs for people wanting to go into the residential care business.

I'm also the newsletter editor for the Public Safety Writers Association. I gather articles from the members, edit them, and get them ready for the guru who posts thems on the website. http://policewriter.com/ This newsletter comes out quarterly.

I love to read, go to the movies, and have dinner out. Actually, I don't mind cooking-but I get tired of doing it. I not only like to try new foods and like to try new recipes. So you can see, I don'thave my nose to the grindstone all the time.

Tell me what keeps you busy?

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith


Despite trying to do my blog tour correctly, I found the blurb I wrote for my book had two errors in it--this was only one sentence. Yikes! And one person I sent the photos but no blog post. So, my mother would probably say, if she were still here, "Haste makes waste."
Amy Bennett said…
I work full time as a cake decorator at Walmart and part time as a "vino slinger" at Noisy Water Winery, and I have a half-hour commute each way to both jobs! When I'm not doing that, my life is pretty much filled the same as yours, Marilyn: family and church and writing! I used to homeschool my son and my niece and nephews, but now that they've all graduated, I use the time to write. I also love to travel and cook and I used to do more handicrafts when time allowed (needlework, ceramics, etc.) Life is busy, but good!
GBPool said…
Marilyn, both you and Amy show that there is life after deciding to be a writer and it can be a very rewarding one too. I try to do the same thing. Thanks for letting us know it is possible.
Thanks Amy and GB for commenting. Sometimes it feels like I write stuff and it just floats away.

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