Finally, we have cooler days on the schedule. I'm not much for hot weather, and it's been very hot and humid here in Western Kentucky. My favorite times of the year are fall and spring. I love the crispness of a fall day.
Also, I work better in cooler weather. I can't say I haven't worked hard in hot weather, because I have. Between the publishing company, my writing, and getting ready for American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Indianapolis, I've worked very hard. It's a good feeling to be busy.
Sometimes I wonder if I'm crazy for starting this publishing venture at my age. Most people want to take it easy when they retire, but I'm getting busier than I was when I worked full time. I love staying busy. I told a friend of mine last night that I believe you stay younger when you stay busy. Anyway, I love my job.
It's hard to believe that ACFW conference is a little over a week away. I have a checklist of things I need to do. My one page for Susannah's Hope is finished and printed out. I still have to do one for Going Home and Emily's Faith. If I do another one in the Melungeon Series, it will be Maria's Gift. It depends on how conference goes.
The dreaded synopsis is finished for Susannah. I still need to do a couple of more for the other books. I hate doing a synopsis, and I've heard other authors say the same thing.
A formal proposal needs to be done for one agent I'll be seeing. I don't like doing that either, but it's a necessary evil. If I see other agents, they are only asking for a one page. I'll have extras with me, so that's not a big deal.
Here's my biggest problem. I hear publishing houses are not taking historical novels anymore. I love history, and I love to write history. Contemporary is now the big thing. Going Home is set in the modern day, so I'm safe there. The only thing is it isn't finished. I need to work on it in my spare time.
As conference draws closer, I'll probably have more to say. I'm anxious to see people I've met before and make new friends. It's always a fun time.