by Janis Patterson
Today as I write this (yesterday as you read this) it is my birthday. A birthday with a distressingly large number attached, which I do not intend to reveal. Let it suffice to say that instead of celebrating birthdays, I’m ready to start handing them back!
I have been working frantically to finish the new book - and it’s going to be a photo finish, I’m afraid, as I’m up to my earlobes in trying to get ready for a Very Big Trip. Sorry, no other information at the moment.
Which brings me to the subject of this sadly truncated post. Deadlines happen. Birthdays happen. Very Big Trips happen. LIFE happens, and all we can do is handle them the best we can. Sometimes it’s good enough, sometimes it isn’t. The verdict is still out on this one.
When I get back I’m going to write a good account of the Very Big Trip as a lead article for my new newsletter. If you’re interested you can subscribe by going to https://bit.ly/jsmnews . I’ll even give you your choice of a mystery short story or a short romance novella. If you don’t want to subscribe, I’ll put something about the trip on my website as well.
This trip is half vacation and half research - but then I do research on every trip we take. You never know when something is going to spark an idea or even just provide an interesting snippet of verisimilitude.
Anyway, that’s the reason this post is so short and disjointed. Thanks for reading this far, and hopefully forgiving me. More to come...