April seems to be filled with birthday parties, school events, and holidays. But it's been great because with restrictions being lifted, I'm starting to put names and faces to my kids' friends and classmates. This past week was their first field trip in two years :) Seventy-five kindergarteners walked to the beach and had an hour of play in the sand and mud. It was glorious.
In book land, my new series has been taking shape and I started writing Book 1, but I met with a dilemma this week that some of you will find funny - I can laugh at it now :) I had come up with the series name; Crystal Lake. It resonated with the B&B I wanted the characters to be fixing up and I was excited about how the storyline was coming along. Separately, my husband had been sharing stories about the sleep away camp he grew up going to. I thought it'd be fun to make the property an old sleep away camp on Crystal Lake. (Some of you know where this is leading.) I told my husband about Camp Crystal Lake as he loves to brainstorm with me and he began laughing non-stop. Apparently, an old summer camp on Crystal Lake was the location of the Friday the 13th movies! I don't watch horror films so I had no idea! And now, I must go back to the drawing board.