Tuesday, January 28, 2020
January is Galloping Along
The days are flying by because I am so busy--and unfortunately not busy with working on my book.
In order to do other writing related things like attending writers conferences--this year I am only going to two: Writers of Kern's Spring Conference in Bakersfield and PSWA at the Orleans Hotel in Vegas--I need to make extra money. Though I do earn some from my books, it is not enough for big expenses.
The way I do that is help people who want to open residential care homes for the elderly and those with mental impairments write program designs. Yes, it is writing, and a lot of work, but it helps pay for things I want to do.
Truly, I'd rather be working on my work in progress, another Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. I'm about 3/4 of the way through. I have to make a major decision about it and the series itself.
In the last book, Spirit Wind, Tempe went to Tehachapi to help a ghost hunter, spend time in a haunted house, encountered a spirit, and was threatened twice by a murderer.
In the book I'm working on, Tempe is back in Bear Creek where she once again has an encounter with the legendary Hairy Man. Of course, there's a murder; and the suspects are few.
Darn, I'd like to get back to it, but I have other work to do.
Frustrated, yes I am a bit.
How is your January going?