A lot of folks get all excited about the work our founding fathers did in the hot summer of 1776 (though not as hot as this one, I hope). We all celebrated it yesterday with hotdogs and fireworks and air conditioning … the way Ben Franklin intended. But it got me thinking, after all that hard work was accomplished and the Declaration of Independence was signed, what did the signers do the day after? Yes, I know The Revolution… but I’m talking about July 5th… Personally, I like to think they rewarded themselves with some delicious treat – a cold ale perhaps, or a nap. Or a few cold ales followed by a nap.
I happen to be thinking about this lately, as I get close to the deadline for Someday Quilts #5. It’s been a busy year day job wise, plus Life Without Parole came out and I joined the board of Mystery Writers of America Midwest. Lots of activities, deadlines, meetings, deadlines, deadlines….
Point is, come Sept 1, the book will be with my editor and the TV show I’m working on will be over. For the first time since 2008 I won’t have a book release this fall to prepare for, so I’m potentially looking at some free time. My Independence Day (at least for a while). So do I take a vacation, a nap, have an icecream….
Any ideas on how to celebrate the brief respite between deadlines that I will have come Sept. 1?