An Author in Winter
It might surprise folks to know that the job of authors goes beyond the reading, dreaming, editing, writing, and rewriting of their literary genius. Authors in today’s world are also agents, bookkeepers, press agents, editors, and marketers. All the business sometimes overwhelms the innate propensities of many creative writers, and much of it is as distasteful as yellow snow to authors who want to be snowed-in to have time to write.
So, while my road is hushed in the solitude of winter, instead of reading, writing, or quilting, I worked on marketing my newest book, Rebecca & Heart. For six days I worked 12-hour days. One day was a knock-down-drag-out with Yahoo!, but we got that resolved after a few hours. I finished at 9 o’clock last evening, celebrated with a cookie, and Murder She Wrote. Today, I’m ready for something different.
Dave and I both have dental appointments today, and we’re told the road is clear to Franklin. We’ll do a few errands, have a lunch date, and then we’ll pack.
We’re going to Jekyll Island. We won a few days in a condo on the beach at a silent auction last summer. I plan to spend some appointed time at St Simons Lighthouse gathering research for my next book. We’ll also go treasure hunting on Jekyll Island. I blogged about that last January when I was there with my daughter, and first learned about the beautiful fishing net floats hidden around the island. (1-15-17 archive) We’ll also visit our family in Brunswick, GA.
The weather says 60s while we are there, and there will be sand rather than snow. I’m going to forget about winter and snow for the next week. It’s time to let the fresh air blow through both sides of my brain! Refresh.