Friday, September 4, 2009


Sorry for the long radio silence. This has been on heck of a crazy summer around here!! Between launching Love at First Flight, my daughter performing in a play, both kids going to sailing camp three days a week, the annual cousin invasion, the RWA conference in Washington, my work conference in New Orleans, planning my 25th high school reunion (which is tomorrow) and oh yeah, that pesky thing called a JOB, this summer has been OFF THE CHARTS!

Up here in New England we had craptastic weather for all of June and July so beach season didn't even really get under way until August. We put many fewer hours than usual on the boat this year thanks to the weather and the schedule from hell, but we're hearing September and October will be nice. We think that's the very least of what the weather gods owe us! My crazy children will swim right up until mid-October, long after most sane people have quit. Right on September 1, the day the kids went back to school (and my oldest to high school--sniff sniff) the weather became September-esque. Clear and cool and absolutely lovely. This is my favorite time of year, and I plan to enjoy it.

On the writing front, I wrote THE END last night on a book I wrote this summer, in the midst of mayhem. I hope to be able to tell you more about the book very soon! I'm very excited about this one, and had the time of my life writing it, which was why I was able to fit it in amid all the other goings on this summer. I started it June 1 and finished it yesterday, September 3. When we were in Block Island a couple of weeks ago, I was so into it that I wrote long hand on the beach because I couldn't shut the story off. Those are the most magical writing experiences and something to treasure no matter what becomes of the book.

Well, that's what's up around here. What have you guys been up to?


Cheryl Brooks said...

Yay for a new book! I'm sure it's going to be a winner!

Marie Force said...

Thanks Cheryl!!

Judy F said...

Yippee on the new book. SOunds like you had a hectic summer.

Its been weird weather here in Ohio. July was the coolest on record. Barely had the ac on at all this summer, which is good for my elect bill.

Can't wait to hear more about the book.

Sheila Deeth said...

Yay! Congratulations!

diva donna said...

You've been busy. Yeah for Sept. I'm so glad you finished your WIP. It's sounds magical.
I just finished reading your Buddy Aunt Cindy's Irish Tale "Wild Sight" It had me wrapped up in it. I didn't do any screaming, like you make me do. She writes a good Contemporary too.
I'm counting down the days to retirement. Then I'll relax and start on my Things to Too do List. We're heading up to Lake Superior's North Shore on Tuesday Sept. 8th. I'm so looking forward to Listening to the Waves slapping against the shore line at night. I like the sea gulls and hopefully I see bears and hear Wolves.

flchen1 said...

Woohoo! You've sure been busy! Thanks for the update, and I'm so glad you've had so many wonderful things going on this summer! And hooray for the latest "The End"--more for us to read soon! ;)

We've had a fun summer and are easing back into the routine of school--so far so good! :D Keeping my fingers crossed that this will mean a little more time to read--LaFF's still on the TBR!

Marie Force said...

Ohhh, can't wait for you to read L@FF, Fedora! I hope you have lots of great reading time this fall. Nice to hear from you!