If you don't have a bookshelf that spins into another room,
give me your money because you're spending it wrong.
~Hooked to Books FB post~
Wow, I can't believe how fast this summer has flown by. I usually like summer up here in the Pacific Northwest, but this year has been waaaaaay too hot, especially when you don't have AC that works in your bedroom.
We have had two big heat waves that came through our area, (I know, gasp, two whole heat waves, you poor baby) which doesn't seem like much, but when you are used to temps being in the seventies and eighties, 113 is HOT.
I could have survived just fine, but what frustrates me the most was the fact that the heat destroyed my raspberries and blueberries and my roomie's pears. I was sad to see the beautiful berries shrivel in the heat. We watered faithfully, but it didn't help. I was hoping to get enough from my bushes to freeze for the winter, but that didn't happen.
However, since the temps have cooled a bit, my little fall raspberry bush has been producing and this morning I picked a whole handful of gorgeous berries that I plan to eat with my lunch. If you didn't realize by now, my favorite fruit is raspberry. In fact, as I read and edit my books, I have found that several of my characters have the same affinity for raspberries that I do.
Hmmmm. Time to revise and spread the wealth of character likes to other delicious fruits and berries. LOL
Writing and editing has been going well. I finished re-writing the romantic suspense that I accidentally deleted. There were a few things that I couldn't remember, like some song lyrics, that I really loved in the original. (SIGH) But overall, I feel the story is better than the first first-draft.
After finishing the re-write, I also decided I needed to finish writing a Regency mystery that I have been working on for a year. I punched that one out and then realized that I left it wide open for another Regency mystery with some side characters from the first book. Long story short, I am now 2/3 of the way through writing another Regency romantic suspense. Grrrrr.
It almost annoys me when I have these great ideas that come rushing out in a flurry of words, especially when I know that I have LOTS of other books that I should be finishing first. ARGH! The trials of an author.
So that's basically what I've been working on. Writing, editing, and publishing episodes of The Swan Curse (check out the link below).
Hopefully all of you have had a wonderful summer and are as ready for fall as I am!!!
When Lily receives an odd necklace as a gift from her dead best friend, she is pulled into a fantastical world full of fae, monsters, real-live-fairies, druids, magic and curses. Navigating this new world becomes a game of survival when she finds out she may be the last hope to break a 900-year-old curse. Will Lily find a way to break the curse, or will she be its final victim?