Adios February

Adios February

The last weekend of February as we head pell mell toward spring. It’s also almost a year since we went into Covid isolation. Odd how we’ve become used to this altered state of living although we’re all eager to get back to pre-Covid days when we could hug people and gather in restaurants and each other’s homes.

To lighten up your morning, my interview with Mary Jane Maffini is informative and lots of fun. Mary Jane has a wonderful sense of humour (evident in her cozy mysteries) and she got me laughing a few times. She’s also got some exciting book news to share. This week, I’m preparing to interview Melissa Yi, who is not only an author but also an emergency room physician in Cornwall. We tape Friday and posting should be a week Monday.

This was a good writing week as I reach 73,000 words on the first draft. I’m going to plow through to the end and then make a hard copy, which I like to have for the first round of editing. Most authors will tell you that the first draft is crap and the magic comes during the editing process. Anyhow, I’ve spent a lot of time this week thinking about the ending and pulling things together in the plot. I’m surprised as always about how some unrelated scenes from earlier in the book are guiding my way toward the finale. I even have a plot twist in mind. It’s magical when it works … if it works 🙂

So my office is in the process of changing colours, going from dried moss to murder mystery grey. It’s actually a good exercise as I go through stacks of paper and have my shredder working overtime. I’ve yet to go through my bookcases and will be sorting through books. Time to give some away! Anyhow, I’m kind of liking this new colour. Never a bad things to change things up now and then.