Right off, this is not news for me–I’m a freelance editor. Lock-down has basically been my life since 1996. I work from home, I write at home, I’m pretty much at home about 70% of the time. However, the whole idea that I have to stay at home is new to me and frankly, it’s kinda bugging me. I keep thinking of reasons I need to get in the car and go somewhere. If this self-quarantine thing wasn’t happening, I’d be merrily working away, needing nothing. Go figure. Here’s the thing, though; this isn’t really terrifying me. We needed a reset in this country, maybe this is the start of it. If we take good care of each other, we’ll get through it and come out better people on the other side.
We did go to the grocery store this morning for essentials–produce mainly, which was pretty much wiped out at our Kroger, although they were restocking when we arrived. We got bananas and couple of other fresh items, scooted down another couple of aisles for coffee and filters, then hit the checkout. Folks were gracious and chipper. Nobody was filling their cart with dozens of anything. Except for some empty shelves, it was a normal day at the Kroger. Then we went by Costco and filled the car up with gas at a price that we hadn’t seen in years. Husband is making chili today, which means it will be a good day.
I intend to continue my life–working on clients’ projects, writing, getting ready to do promotion for Book 4 of the Four Irish Brothers Winery series. My cover should be coming along soon and that’s when I’ll do a title/cover reveal for Brendan’s book. Man, do I love these characters and this story. I don’t know why it’s so close to my heart, but it is. I think maybe because for the first time since I’ve been writing these brothers, the story took over and basically told itself. I’m sorta on pins and needles as my editor reads it and I’m hoping she loves it as much as I do. Hold a good thought, okay?
Stay tuned here for news about River’s Edge. I’ll be doing a post with updates about the citizens there. Sound like fun? In the meantime, stay well, be grateful for all things, and love without ceasing.