I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend. It doesn’t seem possible the summer’s almost gone but it is—and I seem to have missed most of it.
In July I went to the RWA conference, held this year in Denver where I had an absolutely fantastic time! How could I not? Colorado is a gorgeous postcard everywhere, but that was the only travel I did this season.
After seeing friends and getting inspired to write, I came home to prepare for an upcoming cross-country move. In the past six weeks I did what I’d vowed to do for three years: downsize. I’m gotten rid of at least half of everything I owned and feel light as a feather. I must have spent fifty percent of that time sorting business files.
Here’s a peek at my office right now. Notice the Heartwarming titles!
The closet has a lot more file boxes, cartons, etc., but at last I’m nearly done. Ahh, sigh of relief. I have a book due the end of this month, and slightly before that I also need to submit a proposal for the next book after that in the series. Busy days, but as it was when I moved before, the writing has been my escape, my retreat from the chaos that can sometimes surround me. I love getting lost in my characters!
On moving day in Connecticut years ago, my desktop computer was literally the last item to go on the moving van. I’d sent in a manuscript that very morning. Times have changed, thank goodness. No separation anxiety here. I’ll be taking my laptop with me to Arizona.
Do you look forward to moving? Or would you rather stay put? In either case if you’re thinking of plowing through the clutter in your home (assuming you have any), and you haven’t read Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I highly recommend it as a way to get started.
And I suspect a big move just may play a role in some upcoming novel I haven’t plotted yet. In the meantime, look for HER COWBOY SHERIFF in January and, also in 2019, TEMPORARY COWBOY (working title), both part of my Kansas Cowboys series.
Farewell, summer (sniff). Hello to autumn. Cooler weather is ahead.
Happy writing and reading in your neck of the woods.