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#ROW80 Check-in 6/7/15 – getting back into the swing of things

I’m back from vacation (camping FTW) and I’m getting back into the swing of writing again. I did write a bit while on vacation, on a totally different book because my muse wanted to. This idea actually hit me a few years ago about ghost marriage (a Chinese custom where a person is married to a deceased person for various reasons, usually to give the deceased a lineage)  and Egyptian mythology, but never could figure out the details. So I set it aside. While on vacation I was reading a book called The Ghost Bride about ghost marriage — and suddenly it hit me, the details and everything. So I started writing it and it’s going well so far. It’s called Covenant and it will be a trilogy.

As for my other projects, a bit fat zero. Fireborn is still rattling around in my head. I’d intended on brainstorming and/or outlining Ever Touched while on vacation, too, but that never happened. I have been pondering it though.

On Survivor, my intention is to start working on it on Sundays again. Today I’m devoting to Covenant, since the urge is there, but after this, it’ going to be Survivor.

I’ve found that after a book release I need time to rest my body and mind. I’ve never really been able to jump into another project right away, which is both good and bad. I feel like I lost a few months there, and that sucks, but I needed the break. I have the tendency to work myself into the ground, and I have to remind myself that I’m not a machine. But now the muse is waking up a bit, and I’m starting to get the urge again.

That’s really about it. Vacation was absolutely wonderful, and of course too short. I’m back to work tomorrow and I am dreading it. Can’t I just be on vacation forever?

On the chocolate front..um, lots. We had a birthday party a few weeks ago and the birthday boy wanted a Sanders Bumpy Cake. We had butter pecan ice cream and brownie ice cream…and leftovers for a few days. 😉 I’ve been eating mini Twix bars, WW caramel chocolate and wafers, and today I’ll get to have chocolate donuts. Oh, and s’mores while camping, because that’s required (and a white chocolate kit kat. Yummy!) I think that’s about it. Chocolate makes everything better.

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8 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in 6/7/15 – getting back into the swing of things”

  1. Glad you had a good time on vacation. Yes, it is hard to get back in the swing of things, isn’t it? I hate going back to work after vacation. Can’t think of much I hate worse in my day-to-day life. Except of course, a day without chocolate!!!

    Good luck on the new project. How exciting!

  2. Sometimes, we need to take breaks–much better than burnout!

    The whole idea of a ghost marriage sounds fascinating. Have fun with it, and keep up the good work getting back into the swing of writing!

  3. Fascinating story idea for Covenant with that mix of Chinese and Egyptian culture. Reminds me of the beautiful images of the goddess Nut (pronounced Noot) we saw painted on the inside of Egyptian coffins (she’s painted on the inside of the coffin lid so her body arches over the deceased to protect him/her). What a rich brew of cultures to draw on. Coming up with a great new idea just adds to having a very good vacation. Welcome back!

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