Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Life of This Writer

Because all writers are different, I'm only going to describe what my life is like as a writer.

I'm fortunate in that my publisher for my Rocky Bluff P.D. series lives close enough that we can get together for lunch ever so often. In the above photo I'm signing the contract for A Crushing Death.

Over the last few months, I've been busily promoting that book through a blog tour, lots of postings on Facebook, and of course a launch party, and numerous in person events.

In the meantime, I finished writing the next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery and sent it off to the publisher, fixed the edits, and it's due out in August sometime--so that means I need to start working on the publicity for it.

Because that's not my sole roll in life, I've gone on a vacation to see relatives and friends (wonderful!), visited with and played with great-grands, taught my 5th grade Sunday School class, attended church, cooked many dinners, done the laundry, shopped etc.

I'm also judging manuscripts for two different writing contests and I write 2 monthly newsletters, mine and one for a provider organization, and the quarterly newsletter for PSWA. (Public Safety Writers Association.)

What it all adds up to is I'm busy--and as I like to tell people, I'm never bored.

To be honest, I love to watch movies too--and I do that in the evening when my mind has turned to mush.

And I'm sure you've noticed that there isn't any glamor involved in this writer's life.

Do keep on reading.

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith


Linda Thorne said...

Nice that you can actually meet with your publisher. Long ago, that was common. Now, most writers I know never have any face-to-face contact with a publisher or agent unless they run into him/her at a writers conference. By the way, that shade of purple on your book cover is pretty and stands out.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Thanks for you comment, Linda. I met my Oak Tree Press publisher first at the Public Safety Writers Conference in Las Vegas--in fact she's been a regular at that conference. Now she lives nearby, close enough for us to "lunch" once in awhile.

jrlindermuth said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again--Marilyn, you're an inspiration for all of us.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Thanks, JR, it's nice to be called an inspiration.

Jean Henry Mead said...

Indeed you are an inspiration, Marilyn. I wish you could bottle some of that energy and sell it to me and other writers.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I don't really have all that much energy, I just get with it first thing in the a.m. and when I'm through, I'm through!