How is it possible? But yes, it’s September after what seemed like a really long summer. Lots of changes, and yet everything stays the same. We’re all still wearing masks, social distancing, ritually scrubbing our hands, and going in and out of places rapidly for necessities. Ordering from restaurants for pickup or maybe the patio, but surely not going in.
Schools are stutteringly beginning. My heart aches for families, teachers, staffs, and students. What a difficult time.
But good news, too. We’re staying well. That’s a biggee. When this first began, I really feared getting sick and ending up in the hospital on a ventilator. Now, I realize, because I’m privileged to be able to stay in my house and only leave at my own choice of time and place, I can stay well. (I do not support some officials plan to just let us all get Covid 19 with many deaths and then ultimately develop herd immunity. That’s just nuts!) I also realize, it’s possible we won’t make our 50 Wedding Anniversary trip to Maine, next summer or fall because it may still not be safe. I’d like to say I’m cautiously optimistic, but I’m not really, and I’m a generally optimistic person. I’m at least optimistic enough to believe, we will get through this. Some time. In the future.
Other good news. I can do a Cover Reveal. Maybe I should’ve led with this. 😊 Also, I’m thinking the book will release in September rather than October. Gonna try not doing a pre-release sale, and just encourage everyone to purchase on release day and to post a review as soon as possible. I’ve been hearing mixed reports on pre-release sales. I’m publishing with Draft 2 Digital again, and they will put it up on all the venues. Way easier for me. 😊 Thank you Charlie Volnek. You captured a good likeness to Red River, New Mexico.
This is exciting. Tomorrow, I’m one of two other guests on Ellis Vidler’s post. She does this really cool thing, sending three authors a picture and asks them to write a short response to it. I think we had to stay under 600 words. I checked out her earlier posts. Here’s a link to her site for the August First Friday post. https://theunpredictablemuse.blogspot.com/. Such good writing. I’ll post the link that has my post on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow. So I hope you’ll stop by and comment.
I’d be remiss to omit mentioning that my youngest grandchild, Sarah, celebrates her 9th Birthday Saturday, September 5 at the lake with the family. Happy Birthday, Sarah.
Monday is Labor Day. Since moving to the lake, we’ve had a large family and friends’ gatherings on this weekend, but we won’t be doing that this year. I miss those gatherings. However, this year more than ever, we need to stop a moment and give thanks for the folks working to keep our country moving forward. Many of whom are on the front lines, putting their own health at risk.
Next week I’ll have a guest author, Alan Bourgeois…… Besides being an author, he organized and runs Texas Authors, Inc. and also Authors Marketing Guild. If you’re an author, you’ll be especially interested, and as a reader you might find a new author.
That Thursday is when I would normally write on my blog about 9/11. This year will be the 19th anniversary. Also, hard to believe. My Newsletter which will go out the third week of the month will focus on this event.
Lastly, on September 18 I’ll be participating in a Facebook event with over 100 other authors on the Isn’t It Romantic Book Club. Join up and have a chance to win books and find new authors.
I hope you’ve registered to vote. Are you voting early, mailing in, or going in person on the day of? The election is 2 months from today. This one is super important.