Despite my determination to simplify my life, I have been buried with projects and activities. Last week, the company I work for hosted a customer audit. We were attempting to acquire an important environmental certification. Things look hopeful, although there is more work to complete before we are fully approved.
In the meantime, I received welcome news from the publisher of The Secrets of the Castleton Manor Library. My first entry in the multi-author series was enthusiastically approved. I now have a revision to complete, per the editor's comments. I am so happy to be a part of this very cozy mystery venture. These are sweet stories with lovable characters, and a mystery (often murder) to be solved.
I'm also working on a short story. This has been slow going, but this morning I had bit of a breakthrough. The plot threads are coming together. Often, when creating a story, the author doesn't envision every element. At some point in the writing, connections are made, and the plot elevates from a point A to point B telling, into something deeper.
I'm on a roll again with my fiction, and I don't want to take too much time away from writing, but I will be trying to post a short story review on Thursdays. I received the new AHMM in the mail, and purchased The Killer Wore Cranberry Thanksgiving-themed short fiction collection, so I have lots to read!
I hope you are enjoying time this fall curled up with a cup of coffee or cocoa, and a good book.