I can’t wait for October! With cooler temps and fall colors, morning walks are far more uplifting, evening breezes far more comfortable. Ordinarily, my calm daily schedule doesn’t start going nuts until Thanksgiving, but this year, I’m in for some seriously fun weekends as early as October 1!
This coming Saturday, I’ll be in Lake Charles, Louisiana, delivering my first “out-of-state” speech to the Bayou Writers Group. I love this talented group of people and have several of its members as my cyberpals. One in particular, Jessica Ferguson, has been with me almost since Day 1 of my own writing career. She was a friend of a friend, and now she’s a friend of mine–and I can’t wait to meet her in person so I can hug her neck! Pat Mercantal, who I met on Twitter and didn’t realize she and Jess knew each other, is also a member of this group, so I’m anxious to hug her too.
The following Saturday, the 8th, is my very first phone conference, held with the Mug N Muffin Book Club. Don’t you love that name? It’s the brain child of Kim Zweygardt, author of “Suspense with a Heart” books, baker extraordinaire, and barista at the so-to-open Cuppa Joe Espresso. I love the idea of a phone conference, and I’m excited about meeting her group in Kansas. Someday, I’m going to dip my toe into the world of Skype. I’d love to know–is Skype difficult to work?
The last of my writerly activities is a trip to Marshall for the East Texas Baptist University’s Christian Writers Conference Oct. 28-29. A couple of special friends, pre-pubbed author Lynnette Wells Walding, and award-winning author Mary Cheatham are joining me. I hope to have my final edit of The Cat Lady’s Secret complete by the end of the month, but right now, the manuscript is in the hands of my unbelievable critique partners. Everything depends on how quickly they can work (no rush, okay? Just hurry! 😀 )
If anyone is attending any of these meetings/conferences, please let me know! I look forward to meeting you!
As for the rest of the month, I’ll have my trip to Mom’s for her doctors appointments, not to mention my own appointments–the dentist in particular. One of my wisdom teeth broke earlier this month and he’s going to fix it, which means I get the shot.
We also have our annual trip to Bremond for the church bazaar and auction. I’ve stopped bidding at the auction. It’s like they see me coming, and whisper, “That’s her! If she really likes something, she’ll bit until she’s up to five times what it’s worth. Just keep bidding against her . . . ”
It’s all in good fun, though, and the bulk of our extended family always attends. Some of MSB’s aunts and uncles are getting up in age, so any opportunity we have to get with them before God moves them to their heavenly home is a blessing.
So, there you have it! My life is dull, dull, dull–until Fall. Then it’s look out! Linda’s comin’ to life!!!
What does your month look like?