Tuesday, September 1
Memo to Summer
Where did you go? It's September 1! Seriously? How did that happen? Just a few days it ago, it was the middle of June and I was making a packing list in preparation for our trip to visit the kids. And now, there's just the faintest touch of fall in the air with crisp cool nights coming on and even milder temperatures during the day. You only gave us a few truly hot and dry days, mostly it rained and was muggy and nasty.
Already, lake life is slowly easing into fall as well. The lake is dead quiet during the week and even weekends aren't as busy because nearly everyone's kids or grandkids are back to school, which means homework, sports, and extracurricular activities take precedence over going to the lake. Before we know it, it will be time to pull the boat out of the water and store it for the winter, time to winterize the cottage and head back to the full-time city life.
And hey, Summer, my goal of getting most of the next book done--remember that goal? Well, it's faded into fall as well. I did get one writerly thing accomplished this summer though--my books are going to be out in print! The goal was to have them ready to launch by August 31 and I'm expecting the proofs today, so mission accomplished! After I cruise through them, they'll go up at Amazon and Barnes&Noble and the folks who've been asking about print editions of the Women of Willow Bay books can grab their copies. All three titles should be available later this week sometime.
All in all, Summer, we've spent darn little time together this year. It's okay. I'll smile, slide into the next season, shake hands with Autumn, and adjust my goal-setting... well...maybe... but not just yet. There are still some hot days due in September and I've got plans that involve lake swimming and boat rides and beach walks... Hang in there with me, won't you? Just a little bit longer?
Love and Sunshine,