Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Penultimate Week of the Year

There's one more week of 2015 after this one, which makes this the penultimate week of the year.  Wow, has it gone fast! 

I've been busy, as usual.  I finished the manuscript that I'm under deadline for next--COVERT ALLIANCE, my next Harlequin Romantic Suspense--and will be able to send it off a month before it's due.  I was asked to do that since it is now scheduled as an August release, but I'll get a chance to read it one more time before submitting it since my editor is taking a holiday vacation right now. 

I've already started plotting the next book I'm under deadline for, the third Barkery & Biscuits Mystery.  I'm working on some ideas for new stuff as well.

Plus, my time travel romance THE BALLAD OF JACK O'DAIR is nearly ready for release as an e-book, which will happen on January 25--but it is available for preorder now on Amazon. 

Family starts arriving later this week, and with visiting, entertaining, cooking, and going out to shows and touristy sites, my writing time will be cut short--probably for weeks, but I'll work some in when I can.

It has been raining in L.A., but nothing like what they keep predicting for El Nino.  I admit to wearing a sweatshirt as I write this, although usually I'm pretty warm-blooded and resist dressing up, at least indoors, for chilly weather.  My dogs don't understand the rain, though.  Fortunately, my resourceful husband has installed a tarp over our dog run, so although the pups don't always get to run in our large backyard, they do get their paws but not much else wet when they have to go outside. 

Anyway, it's hard to believe this year is nearly over, but I'm looking forward to 2016.  Hope you are, too!

1 comment:

Betty Hechtman said...

Linda, the tarp is a great idea for your dogs!