Welcome to the Diane Dooley pit stop on the SFR Brigade Midsummer Blog Hop. Please do visit the 30+ other blogs listed here for more chances to stock up on some delicious summer reading fare. If you love science fiction, romance, and the combination of the two, then this is definitely the blog hop for you.
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A Writer in Summer
The summer solstice has arrived, marking the end of the school year and the true start of summer. My garden is planted and all I need to do is water it regularly and weed it occasionally. The children will require endless infusions of ice cream in the vicinity of swimming pools and the dogs will wait for the hottest part of the day before inserting their hot little bodies into my lap. I aim to get a little writing done, but much more reading will be achieved – on comfortable chairs under shady trees, beneath bright umbrellas by sparkling bodies of water, in front of fans while basting in a light glaze of my own sweat. Between books I’ll daydream and plot and plan, gathering the next book into my mind.
At some point I’ll drive the family north to the cabin on the lake. I’ll point the kids in the direction of the swimming dock, then retreat under the canopy on the boat. There, I’ll write one book and rewrite another. I never write so well, so easily as on that boat, with the breeze coming off the lake and the sound of splashing, laughing children. When the kids are brown with sun-bleached hair, it’s time to return home, eat everything out of the garden, get ready for the next school year and edit the heck out of those books.
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Well, that’s the plan, anyway! What about you? Leave a comment telling me about something fun you plan to do this summer and you’ll be entered to win an e-copy of either Blue Galaxy (from Carina Press) or Mako’s Bounty (from Decadent Publishing). Which one would you prefer? I’ll randomly pick two winners – one for each book.
You will also be entered into a drawing for two grand prizes: 1st Prize – a Kindle Touch or Nook Touch, 2nd Prize -a library of science fiction romance titles from over 20 authors (these will be mostly ebooks with one print anthology) and an Anabanana Gift Card.
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