Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice strong French Roast, a cuppa tea, hot cocoa or other beverage. It’s an odd day out – cool but not cold, the air is damp but the sun peeks out and the wind is calm.. And where are we? For those of you who have been here before, you may recognize the Beatles mugs as being at the cottage on Cape Cod.
This morning I played with the dogs outside for a little while but had to come in because of the rain. After it stopped raining, I went out in the kayak. Sure, it was a bit damp, but I had to do it – I was out four times in January and Twice in February, I couldn’t let March get away with being in the kayak at least once! Of course as soon as I get in the sun comes out. Oh well.
One thing I noticed while outside – Spring has arrived! We had warm weather at the beginning of the week, but then it got cold for a couple of days. Very cold. But the temperatures are back up to what is reasonable for this time of year. The air smells like spring. The birds are making spring like noises (mating calls, I guess) so it sounds like spring. It just feels like spring for the first time. It is an intangible, but something changed overnight.
Work this week was work. Beyond work I did very little worth mentioning, except writing.
I did a little work on my serialized novel, The Old Mill. For the most part, however, progress has slowed down – I have to pull a few things together timeline-wise, before I continue. A lot of the story happened 200 years ago, so I want to have all the people and such set in stone before I write the next two chapters. I also will have to go back and make a couple of very minor changes to what’s been posted (a date in one story, a name in another, maybe one or two other things). So this week I posted three installments, a chapter that is a phone call, half a chapter about a walk and then the second half of the walk chapter.
In my other fiction this week, I put up a Friday Fictioneer story that actually ties back into the Old Mill. I also participated in Sue Vincent’s #photowrite again with a sad little tale. On Friday, I went even darker with a new short story.
Of course I posted a poem on Tuesday, this one much more political than usual. I also put up a silly tribute to Chuck Berry by noting that the patriarch of the family in my serialized novel is Johnathan Bartholomew Goode, aka Johnny B. Goode ;) RIP Chuck Berry, one of the originators of the Rock sound. thinking of music, I put up a post reflecting on how music is a mirror of the times, and that the mainstream rock of the 1970s was much more laid-back than the mainstream music of about any other time. Of course I put up a smile reminder for last week’s Weekly Smile, but I also put up a new Weekly Smile for this week. And this week I decided to start using Goodreads. I put up a post to see what other people think of it.
That’s a lot of posting, a lot of short fiction. Unfortunately, I am very far behind on my editing of The Fireborn. I have to get back into that again!
As i said, it feels like spring today, so I will take advantage of it. I will most likely at least visit a beach. I will take at least one long walk in the woods. And I will be outside as much as possible. I might even open the outdoor shower for the year!
I’m sure you can tell that I’m about to politely head you towards the door. I am glad you stopped by! I know I talked about myself here. If you have a coffee share I’m sure I’ll stop by and it can be all about you, OK? I’m looking forward to coming over for a visit!
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