Recently received: 2 handwritten thank-you notes in the mail. One from France, one from Dunwoody, GA
The one from France written en anglais, avec une photo; the other, from une amie de longue date (old friend)
Writing research: Found (long) paragraph in THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES describing how Sherman McCoy is “going broke on a million dollars a year!” (Chapter 6, p 137)
Missed her: mom’s neighbor, “Z” (with whom I practice français de temps en temps) home from France where she was for the summer, but already on her way back there for a week
Stacking up: Books to read, on my nightstand (see my Goodreads “to read” list)
Falling: Temperatures…and time to enjoy the patio le soir
Tried it: Zumba! Toning. A break from spinning class…Fun! but hard on knees.
Writing: between now and Thanksgiving: 50K words in WIP? (that’s just 5K a week)
Planning: My (solo) 20 minute Author Focus panel at Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach, CA, le 15 novembre à midi
sprechen Sie Deutsch? Amazon Crossing of Amazon Publishing is translatingUNDERWATER into German! Release date sometime next spring.
Organisez! My notes for Book 4 (WIP) and my French notes!
Traveling: Not me (until November), but those I know, to the Bahamas, Rosemary Beach (FL), Folly Beach (SC), Turks & Caicos, Martinique, Las Vegas, Australia, Fiji, Prague, The Dordogne (France), Paris…Of those, I’ve only been to Vegas and Paris
Preparing: Book 3, ALL THE ABOVE, a true story, for publication in early 2015 (probably February). It’s been edited, but needs a cover. Can keep some quotes of song titles in it, but not song lyrics 😦
Finally….watching: Football! UGA Bulldogs, UNC Tar Heels and Atlanta Falcons!