Social Isolation

I have never been a social butterfly, but in high school I went to all but one of my dances with a new man.

I also have experienced with isolation. I had polio when I was six. My entire family was isolated and estranged to some degree.

However, I have an independent life now and not being able to go out is stressful.

The benefit is my frustration improves my writing.

A nice man came over wearing mask and gloves today and replaced the main light switch in the main bathroom. I gave him a choice of my books and he picked book one of sci-fi. My compliments to him. I also invited his wife and him to our book group when we can meet again.

Quarentined

Nothing else to do. Watch TV, drink too much caffeine and edit current book.

One kid sick with usual stuff, one kid out of work worrying about bills. Nothing compared to those with lost loved ones.

By the way, I have TP.

Getting back to editing and then write another 5 or 10 thousand words before returning to editing. See you when I can resume book signings and social activities.

Virus?

I am scheduled to have a book signing on 3/28 in Monroe, Wa. At Main St. bookstore.

The reality is that I am rarely leaving the house due to the new Corona virus. Only time will tell. If the new cases stop, it may still happen.

I am still writing my 26th book. It is number six in my Sci-fi series.

God willing I will see you on the 28th.

Input

I have written and self published 25 books. Why I having trouble?

I am wondering if it is because I have so much input now on social media, book club, myself, etc. Probably, I am overthinking it.

I have reached 13000 words on the sixth book in my sci-fi series.

And, am planning on redoing The Lost Branch vol. One…apparently my twenty year gap is an issue to my readers. Sorry, just didn’t have filler. I will find some.

After that, I may write on another part of my family.

More later

Success

In writing I feel success is a matter of perspective.

I had a great book signing today in Sultan. The owner, myself and another author sat around and chatted. I learned a lot about both of them. I listened to the rain and hail.

The owner bought some books and I drove home feeling glad to still have my studded tires on.

Tomorrow is another day.

Part of the job

Writing is only part of the job. Besides writing I answer questions if I can. A simple suggestion is probably all they need.

I also have learned from others.

In between other things, I write. Book 26 is coming along nicely. I am trying to add new twists to prevent boredom.

Also, set up two book signings and keep moving on.

Writing Life

I think it would be easier if I had a mate to share chores. However, I don’t do well being bossed around.

February finds me writing at a better rate. Taxes are done, but not back.

Short story times two, but not satisfied with either. Query letter sent. Sixth in sci-fi series at 5500 plus words to date and going well. Already mentally preping for next book in 2500 Fruitdale Dr. Series.

Book signing in Sultan at their bookstore on 2/29 at 2pm to 4.

Party here for Academy Awards on Sunday.

Lastly, applied to Authors Guild, just saying.

Event

Leap year this year. Lucked out with a booksigning on 2/29 at Sultan’s book store from 2 – 4. Stuck in traffic? Stop by for a book reading, coffee and snacks.

Why do I write?

I am often asked this. I started in 2003. I was still working with a husband and two boys, a grown daughter and a new granddaughter.

I started with Sci-fi because I read mostly this genre. I wanted to write since school but the excuses got in my way, and I had many. 1. Laptop and 2. Decided that a novel is nothing more than a bunch of short stories on the same subject. ie, chapters.

My first book is post apocalyptic and the main character reads a short story that I wrote in high school. Many have commented on this.

I am back to this series and am writing book six.