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