I was up late last evening, so it was easy to sleep past 7:30 this morning. I never heard a peep outside the bedroom door. When I did come to life, and I saw what time it was, I felt a little guilty. My teenage daughter had already left for school. I like to pretend she NEEDS me in the mornings, but the truth is, she’s pretty independent. And, her farmer father is way more of a morning person than this chick.
I got out of bed, found my glasses (a very important first step of any day) and made my way toward the kitchen. I stopped before I got there. It seems the highway department had installed some new signage in our office/library/rec room. Lolland, Denmark? Practical County, Indiana? Gar Hollow, Kentucky? Wait. These are all settings of books I’ve written.
And I figured that out all by myself. And it was even BEFORE this:
When I got into the kitchen, more surprises awaited.
The cupboards had streamers and photos of the cover of The Practical County Drama Queen. And the big kitchen window looked like this:
My sweet teenager! She was probably hoping and praying I WOULDN’T wake up before she left for school. She’s such a drama queen!
So, all in all, I think it’s going to be a very good day. I’ve had my coffee. I’ll go to yoga. I’ll do some writing this afternoon.
We might even get a little (MORE) snow today! (Snowballs thrown by angry readers are hitting me in the face even as we speak!)
What can I say? I happen to be loving this wild Ohio winter we’re having. In the words of a friend, “I like a little snow drama!”
It’s one of those rare days writers wait for. A launch day only comes after hundreds of writing days, submitting days, waiting days, editing days, waiting days, editing days, and more waiting days.
May your day ahead bring you a little of what you love, too. Coffee, snow, a bit of good drama? And, if you need a book to take you away to a farm in Practical County (where it happens to be SUMMER, by the way!), here’s how you can find The Practical County Drama Queen as of … today!
Nook Readers, check out Barnes and Noble.com.
Kindle readers, use Amazon.com (on Kindle devices or using the Kindle app on your iPad)