OK, I have published over 100 books–I only know this because Romance Writers of America sent me their Centennial Award, a beautiful plaque–so publishing shouldn’t be anything really new to me, should it? YES. Because this time it’s my art–my artist trading cards will be featured in the (regretably) last issue of ATC Quarterly! I’m excited, obviously, partly because my work was chosen for this honor before the editors knew I write books, so one thing had nothing to do with the other. I’ll keep you updated.
I drafted the outline for “Big Sky Mountain” yesterday, after days of brainstorming, and I’m polishing and revising today. I will start Chapter 1 as well, and I can hardly wait for that.
The D.I.E.T. continues to be ridiculously easy–I love the food and the convenience and the not having to think, think, think about food all the time. How many points? How many ounces make a serving? How many calories, carbohydrates and/or fat grams? Yikes. What a relief to simply take the next day’s three prescribed meals out of the freezer every evening and transfer them to the fridge in the kitchen. Read, heat, eat. It’s just right for a woman who would rather be thinking about characters and their stories than food.
The house is pretty quiet this morning. Bernice is off with Jen, Mary Ann went to buy horse feed, and Larry is out at the barn, wrangling. It’s just the kitties and me and that’s kind of perfect for starting a new book.
We had a spate of sunshine, but now the sky is overcast and the wind is up. Life in the wild West.
And that’s the news from my kitchen table, folks. See you tomorrow.