I write better in the morning so I’d rather have that extra hour of daylight then. By evening, I’m ready for my recliner and mindless TV. But I’m gradually adjusting. The last week, I’ve crawled out of bed while it’s still dark, but I crawled out. Baby steps.
I write by the light from my computer screen while I drink my first cup of tea and try to ignore the darkness outside that tells me I should still be in bed. Earlier this month I finished Whiteout, my thriller about a freak winter storm and a killer (literally) spring break, and made it available for pre-order. I released it on March 22, then went back to The Body on the Barstool, my first foray into cozy mystery writing. I’m over halfway through it, and if this one is any indication, I really enjoy writing cozies. People who know me may find it hard to believe I wrote it since there’s not a single curse word in it! Heck (see, I can do it!), I find it hard to believe myself!
So what else do I have planned for the warm weather? After I finish Body, I hope to start on the third Eden mystery. I don’t have a title yet, but I know who I’m going to kill. On Saturday, May 14, I’ll be at the Bath County Library in Owingsville, Kentucky, signing books with several other local authors. And I’m looking forward to attending KillerNashville, a great mystery writer’s conference, in August. I first attended in 2014, but wasn’t able to make it last year.
I’m sure I’ll add a few more to-do’s as my body and mind adjust to the new time. Come November, I’ll have to it all over again when we set the clocks back. Gee, something to look forward to (she says sarcastically, although I doubt you needed that adverb to understand the feeling behind the words).