News & Events
I have no real news. Everything’s canceled and I’m staying inside as much as possible. Here’s my daily schedule.
11:00 a.m.—Check National Hurricane Center update.
3:00 p.m.—Check Georgia Department of Public Health Covid-19 update.
8:00 p.m.—Binge-watch The Rockford Files for the millionth time.
I’m also volunteering for Mystery Writers of America and doing all the dumb stuff that keeps life functional, such as filling out the census or dusting. (Fact check—Five Pinocchios! There’s no independent verification that Nora has ever dusted!)
When I get really depressed about the covidness of it all, I paint a room or do some kind of incredibly frugal home improvement project. Others may choose to meditate or practice yoga while I choose to install a new garbage disposal at a fraction of the cost of a professional. We all get to the same place.
In what’s been a bright spot, I’m writing a lot. Back in March, I finished a major revision of my novel-that-I-never-finish and decided to set it aside for perspective. I’m pretty fried on it and have no idea if I’m up or down. Since then I’ve had a ball writing mysteries in all kinds of different formats. It’s so fun to be back in my favorite genre and see things completed and imagine actually doing something with them. It’s quite a change from the novel-that-I-never-finish and I’m hoping that 2021 will be a turning point for many different reasons.