July 5th

July 5th

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?

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  1. Dru
    Posted July 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    I would enjoy the freedom of not having anything to do or any place to go.

  2. barbara malgioglio
    Posted July 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    i would enjoy the company of my family and friends. Catching up with all of the happenings.Then I would go fabric shopping and sew with my best girlfriends and catch up with them!

    • Clare
      Posted July 20, 2012 at 2:15 am | Permalink

      That sounds fun… bring the girlfriends fabric shopping….

  3. Sharon Decker
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Just take the time to breathe. Sometimes just doing nothing is the best thing to do.

  4. Chris
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to read The Widower’s Choice and in between I now will be able to look forward to reading your ebook, Cathedral Windows. I am a librarian (we circulate ebooks too), as well as co-president of our quilter’s quild (membership 200) and I promote your books regularly – they are hard to keep on the shelves. Matching quilters with quilt fiction = happiness!

  5. Doreen Bone
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    I’m excited to have found another mystery writer! I’m looking forward to reading my first book in the ‘Someday Quilt’ series.

  6. Ruth
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    A good mystery and quilt related! Who could ask for anything more? Can’t wait to read your newest book.

  7. Posted November 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm, between deadlines. A bubble bath and a new mystery to read. I think that sounds rejuvenating!

  8. Beth
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    I share a fondness for many things traditional and hope, someday, to do a cathedral window quilt.

  9. Linda Pyke
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Need some relief from the “real” world. A new mystery would be great! It’s been way too long!

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