Years ago, when I was working a regular job, I looked forward to Wednesday, “Hump Day.” It meant the weekend was very close. I was halfway through the week. Now that I work at home, I still look forward to Hump Day, but for different reasons.
Wednesdays are a day I look forward to because we attend Wednesday night services at church. I enjoy this middle of the week refreshing and uplifting service. We get to visit with friends of like faith. Our family is there, not only our church family, but our real blood family. Best of all, I get to learn more from God’s Word. I pray that more would attend and renew their spirit in the middle of the week.
This is also a day I gage how much I’ve accomplished during the week. Sometimes I see I have not done as much as I should have done, and others I’m overwhelmed at the work I’ve accomplished. It’s a time to grade myself on my week.
What am I doing now? I’m reading for the last time a book that will release the last of March. It’s a historical romance by Pamela S. Meyers called Safe Refuge. One thing I like about reading historical romances is that I get information about places I’ve never been. I’ve never been to Wisconsin, and this book takes me to Lake Geneva and the Chicago Fire. A new adventure for me
I rarely write about my personal life and my writing. This day will give me a chance to do that. I am writing a book that my friend Sandra Robbins encouraged me to write before she passed away last month. Sandra had a way of making us want to grow. She encouraged me to write this book in Omniscient Point of View. This is different from anything I’ve ever written. I’ve only written on Third Person POV, so this is a big change. Sandra got me started with something she wanted to write in Omniscient POV. The first few pages of her manuscript are on my computer, and I can go back and look at what I’m supposed to be doing.
My book is called, Nothin’ Shady Ever Happens In Shady Valley. I know a long title, but it has to all be there. It is a cozy mystery, and Shady Valley is a real place in Northeast Tennessee. It’s on top of a mountain, or mountains where Tennessee juts out into North Carolina. There’s only one way to go out of the valley without crossing a mountain. Shady Valley is the most beautiful place on the earth. My husband was born there and has a brother and nieces and nephews there still.
We are so used to credit cards, cell phones, and internet. When we were there last fall we ran out of cash because we rarely use cahs. I asked someone about the internet. He told me is wasn’t very good and he had an old computer. Okay, do you get the picture? So, what happens if a woman from Miami inherits her grandmother’s farm and she has to live there six months out of the year? What will it be like for her to run her business from there, and her business is a company called, Smart Living. a multi-million dollar business. Smart Living teaches you how to eat healthy, exercise and live smarter. That’s not the way country folk live. One question, can you fry kale with bacon grease? It’s hard to do this with tongue in cheek, and it’s not making fun of the people, but making fun of the main character. Everyone will have to adjust. It’s a fun book to write and I’m anxious to finish it. I’ve set the release date as the first part of October.
Enough for this Hump Day. Enjoy today.