Today was a porch kind of day.
It’s September, right? So the weather is a bit schizophrenic. The a/c has been running non-stop during the day, and when I made the decision to take the day off from working out, I put on leggings and a long-sleeved tee. Sometimes I feel like I’m being refrigerated with the a/c on. But when I headed outside to sit on the porch with my laptop, I realized it was humid and already in the mid seventies. Back inside I went to change into shorts.
There was lots to do today besides editing. I wrote a blurb for an exciting new historical novel, and got to correspond with my editor about a possible title change for One Last Secret (that would feel so strange, after writing the book with One Last Secret in mind–but it happens). And covers! We also have a final cover for my Small Town Trouble, my cozy cat detective book that comes out in January, but I can’t show it to you yet. I will just the minute I can. Another fun thing I did was brainstorm with a writer friend about her next mystery novel.
When I started writing 150 years ago, I never realized how collaborative writing could be. It’s always so helpful to brainstorm ideas with another writer, or even a friend who has read a lot and loves stories. Ideas always beget ideas. Never be afraid to share them, even if you worry that someone will laugh.
This weekend I’ll be editing and editing, except for the few hours I’ll be on a date with my sweetie, watching that scary clown movie. What are you up to this weekend?