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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

I'm Losing My Voice


        Hello, gentle readers! Happy New Year (yes, I know, I’m a few days late)! Hope you are all well and staying healthy.
I’m taking a well-deserved break from reading through my manuscript, finding mistakes, looking for holes and editing, as I go along. My voice is nearly gone (which pleases the DH no end, I’m sure) because I’ve been reading out loud. And there are a lot of words! I always do that because I can hear my mistakes so much better than I can read them (the brain is an amazing thing….if a word is missing or misspelled, the brain just fixes it). But it’s going well. I’m more in love with my hero and heroine than I was before! This is a good thing!
2022 is shaping up (I know, we’re only a few days into this new year) to be a great year (if I say it often enough, will it be so? I can only hope. I am a perpetual optimist and believe in the power of positivity).
As I’ve mentioned, I have finished writing The Maverick & Miss Miller. I’ve completed the synopsis, which, if you know me, is quite the accomplishment….I can write a 89K novel, but condensing down to just three pages takes perseverance, some tears, and chocolate…lots of chocolate! Oh, and ice cream! Can’t forget that! I’ve written the query letter so all that’s left is correcting my edits and sending everything off to my beta readers. I’m excited! It’s been a while. The last novel I finished is still just sitting here, waiting for me to get my butt in gear and do something with it (like maybe submit it…what am I waiting for?)
The day job is going well, too! Busy, but busy is good. Keeps me out of trouble (or maybe helps get me into trouble, I’m not sure which).
Things at home are good, too! I have re-landscaped my front yard and it looks lovely (I opted for low maintenance which means rock). Next up, I’m looking at a new gate (but need to save up for it first).
Well, my break is over. I gotta get back to reading.
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!

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