Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at Eclectic Ali
It has been another really hot week, but I have managed. Several days were half cup days, one day iced coffee, and today was a glorious full brewed cup of coffee day! You may drink whatever you like, my friend. I’m sorry you missed the dog-walking this morning. We ran into two neighbors with dogs, and after the initial barks and noise, I walked with them, and the dogs all got into line, like going on a walk with their brothers/sisters. It was great. Now to cool off. Let’s sit down for a few minutes…
My days have been a joyous celebration of mostly introvert heaven and a little bit of friendship time. There is the joy of deciding for myself what I’ll do each day. Coffee hour on the front porch (usually cut short by the heat); my dog enjoys sitting there off the leash, sniffing the air and making noise at passersby. There’s beach time, no more than once a week, but having gone three times this summer so far, it is still more than the usual Sept. to May time frame. Reading hour, writing hour, social media/blog/book news time, Netflix hour during lunch (as I have already binged all that I will binge for this summer. I’m looking at you, Ozark, Stranger Things, and Seasons 1-2 of The Handmaid’s Tale); then there’s exercise HALF hour with yoga hour twice in the week. I’ve taken to walking with my dog in the park or walking on the beach in sockless sneakers for a half hour. It’s a great way to get a tan without being a target for sunburn. So, I think I have divided my time in a healthy way, with occasional visits to our nearby sports bar where I play trivia. They have an awesome chicken wrap for dinner, and my son likes to go there, too, so that takes care of dinner!
Many folks I know are planning or are on vacation, and I’m just waiting until the end of July for a short St. Augustine getaway. I’m saving money though, so I am thinking about places to go this Winter and maybe a family trip next summer.
My new graphic!
On the author front, I’ve pretty much wrapped up most of the writing I wanted to do. The Malachi manuscript is with a beta reader now, and I get random ideas for the Ellie manuscript now and then, so I am writing them down. I get what I think are excellent ideas for dialogue, so I have a jumbled mess in her Word doc, so at some point I will need to make an outline. I know how it begins and how I want it to end, the rest will come to me. I made the graphic above in a burst of coffee fueled energy, and the joke is, it contains an outline, as if I planned everything ahead! You can see from the statement before this, I am largely a pantser and only plan when I know I have to tame the wild weeds growing rampant in the lush field of my mind. Actually, the joke should come after my next paragraph, so I suppose I’m just being ironic today. 🙂 Maybe there will come a day when I’ll follow the outline. Are you shaking in suspense?
Coming Soon In Audiobook! This is the audio bookcover.
The Detours in Time audible version should be done in August or July, and I have put Undercurrents in Time up in ACX.com for auditions. I’d like it to be released shortly after the Detours in Time audible version. Seems like a sound decision. I also added Made for Me, my first published fiction book (novella length) to a group effort of selling our .99 books. Made for Me is light sci-fi that describes what a “weird date” might be like in the future and then explores the relationship that fellows, a sort of societal taboo.
If you’d like to learn more or download Made for Me, a light read with an unexpected ending, it can be found on Amazon, Made for Me on Amazon
It is also available at other retailers such as B&N, Kobo, and Apple by clicking this link: https://books2read.com/u/4Xo50v
On the topic of world domination, I guess am 1/1000 of the way toward my goal of having my books on the shelf in every country. I am not a Math person though, so we may need to add some zeros. 😉
That’s all I have for today! Life is good, my friends! Have a great week.