First Meander ...
I'm sitting in a hotel room in Anaheim early in the morning. Behind me two of my sweet grandkids sleep in one bed, and hubby is in the other. In the adjoining room, my daughter and her hubby and two other kids sleep.
Heading to California Adventure today. I'm only sad that Soarin' Over California is closed for renovations. It's my favorite ride in that entire park.
The weather back home is cold and yucky. The weather here is about 40 degrees higher. Nice.
Second Meander ...
I'm working through the final edits for A Season of Change. The cover is nearly finalized and gorgeous, and the wonderful narrator who's doing the audiobook for Torn Canvas has agreed to do the audiobook for A Season of Change too. All I need is to write the cover copy. Dang but I hate writing that stuff. Why is it harder to write a couple hundred words than it is to write a full novel?
Once I'm done with that, I can get back to editing Swing Vote.
Third Meander ...
Genres can be a pain. Really.
Plus, writing retreats can be very informational, sometimes not in way we expect them to be. Last September, I was talking with some other attendees at the iWriteNetwork retreat about Torn Canvas. I realized then I'd been thinking the whole time it was an adventure romance, like A Change of Plans. Nope. Even though TC is a parallel novel with ACoP, it's underlying question isn't "will the love interests get together."
How could all of us--me, my beta readers, my editor, and my cover designer--miss this?
That got me to thinking about the other books in the Safe Harbors series. Seems Swing Vote could be more a romantic political thriller (though I'm choking a little at "thriller"). And the untitled Kate's story will be romantic suspense.
Looks like almost every book/novelette in the Safe Harbors series is a different genre. Leave it up to me--lover of reading all kinds of genres--to manage to do that without meaning to.
Tonight, I'm looking to have tired feet and lots more fun memories with half my grandkids. What are your plans?