I suppose I could talk about weather, it certainly has dominated the news. So not much else to add. June was unusually hot, dominated by fires and I spent the better part of it in my car and rest rest NOT in my car. July started with the oddly named Monsoons. I know! in the desert? Whatev’s… Still, it’s been much more temperate with temps dropping tot eh 50’s at night, 70-80’s during the day.
After a three month, unexpected slog through this writer’s demoralizing wasteland dearth
NO. I won’t elaborate, but it was icky and I’d just as soon see the dentist as go though it again. The energy infuser seemed to be four days with readers and writers. Elixer of Bubbling Effervescent JuJu at the GCLS con.
I listened to readings and wonderful, educational panels [hint: Ellen Hart, Elizabeth Sims, Jewelle Gomez–just to start]. I came away with new purpose, and a new game plan. I’ll describe that more as it evolves. Meanwhile, I’m working on some long-pondered revisions to “Damaged in Service” for a brand spanking new second edition.
It’s a labor of love. While the story will be the same, there were a few tweaks I wanted to make. Be patient. It is not available right now but I will let you know as soon as I know.
I also dabbled my toes in something different…which I will announce soon. After all, it’s all about working for the readers!
On Saturday I joined my Gal pals at our monthly COWW winefest. We’ve been meeting pretty regularly for about 7 years and it’s always great to catch up. Not to mention a fabulous meal, shish kabobs, chicken, steak, shrimp-pineapple with peanut butter sauce, guacamole, a tasty hors’ d-oeuvre of Prosciutto, arugula,and apricot puree on a buttery cracker (you’ve go to try this), spinach salad with kiwi, strawberries, and almonds…and a homemade key lime fresh fruit tart. Mix together with a nice wine, love & laughter and you have the perfect evening.
Next weekend our local LERA chapter will host the NYT Best Seller, Susan Elizabeth Phillips for a short presentation and dinner.
Till next time…Barrett, and her faithful companions
ps Check out http://caringforkara.wordpress.com/master-list/ I’ve donated signed copies of both my books along with donations from 35 other authors.