I tell you, friends, from August through Oct 1, a huge garden like mine beats you up badly. Oh my gosh, the preserving! It feels endless, but I definitely have fruit and veg enough through next June put away. I'm just finishing putting all the veg beds but one 'to bed' for the winter, and once that's done, I'll finish proofing the book I wrote in January and February, about a California Wildfire, have it pro proofread, and get it up, I hope by December, I'll be back to writing a new book (or two) this winter, but I don't yet have one that is calling loudly to me. I have several ideas, some openings written, and many choices, but it'll likely be Dec 10 before I choose one to move forward on.
I hope you and your family have been okay during the pandemic. I've had several friends and family with Covid, one hospitalized, but so far, knock wood, I haven't lost anyone. I feel fortunate indeed and even more fortunate that my work is done at home and alone, so it's easy for me to stay safe. I am vividly aware that's not everyone's situation. My thoughts are with those of you who have health problems or jobs that require public contact.
See you in December for a new release announcement!
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