It's not winter yet! Although our recent weather would convince you otherwise. We suffered through a stretch of bitter cold days. I would rather have snow than cold, which may sound odd unless you live in a part of the country where it doesn't snow much when the temperatures are ridiculously low.
I walk on my lunch break at work, weather permitting. It didn't last week. I finally took a walk Monday in gloriously warm mid-40s temps. The sun was shining, and life was good. Which helped my attitude a lot. This was one of those Mondays where you step into the office and ask, "Here again already? What happened to the weekend?" My husband and I did get a lot done. Unfortunately, not much in the kick back and relax realm.
Saturday I appeared on the award winning reading blog Dru's Book Musings, on the fun feature, "A Day in the Life." Secondary character cowgirl Lorina Dimple gives her unique perspective on the events that kick off Book Three in my Rock Shop Mystery series. Here's the link to the blog post. One lucky reader, Mary, won a copy of Stone Cold Blooded, which I'll mail today.
Also on Saturday, we saw our eldest granddaughter in her first stage play. She was cast in the role of the Big Bad Wolf in A Fairly Odd Tale. Our granddaughter has caught the family acting bug. My great greandmother performed in a Wild West-style travelling show with her family. The acting talent has hit someone in every generation since. It was amazing to see our granddaughter bloom as she seems to have found her niche.
I did not catch the acting bug, although my husband has accused me of excessive drama from time to time. I prefer writing fiction. I recently finished a novel that is not in my Rock Shop Mystery series. I'll be sending it to my Beta readers soon. I am also polishing a short story. One of my 2016 goals was to complete two short stories. I am nearly done with story two.
Goals for 2017? I haven't determined those quite yet, but Book Four in the rock shop series may be on the agenda, along with more short stories, and drafting a stand-alone novel.
I hope you have accomplished some of your goals for this year. And enjoy these final days of autumn, even if it's feeling more like winter already!
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