Well, it’s been a busy week.  Monday I polished up and sent off FIVE MILES SOUTH OF PECULIAR.  It’s far from finished, because I still have to hear from my editor and make those changes, then it has to go through copyediting, etc., but it’s time for me to switch mental gears and move on to the next book–an idea that’s still niggling in the back of my mind.

So for the next few days I’ll be sketching out a proposal, then I’ll adjust my work calendar and begin the next project.  I still have other things to do, too– a spec novel that’s been rolling around in my brain, a revision of “the train story,” and I also have to write my dissertation, which should become a nonfiction book on what happens when we die (near death experiences and the like).  So my calendar is pretty full, though not all of those are contracted jobs.

Still, I have plenty on my plate.  Add to that baseball (boy, the Rays have come to life and we’re not out of the running for the playoffs yet!), baking (I went to pastry class last weekend and know how to make all kinds of fancy things now), and The Grand Baby (see latest photo).  Plus I have quite a bit of traveling to do from the end of September through October, so you might want to check my “events” list and see if I’ll be in your area. You never know!

Whew.  Sometimes you just need to stop and take a breath. 🙂

P.S.  Today I baked dog biscuits and brioche.  🙂



  1. Mocha with Linda

    I love how you call her the Grand Baby! So cute!

    I feel like I need a nap just reading about all you do! Whew!


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