Valentine Day’s Distraction

Valentine's Love Letter

Today is Valentine’s Day. I wouldn’t know that if I hadn’t checked Facebook this morning and seen all the heart-shaped well-wishes people were sending out to one another. To add a wee dose of quilt to my unsentimental and forgetful turn of mind, my husband presented me with this extraordinarily cute “Love Letter” gift – a chocolate letter F. I’m enjoying the chocolate despite the guilt.

You may well ask, why this lack of romantic holiday awareness? Distraction hardly seems to cover my state of mind lately. My daily round of activity is disjointed and definitely out of lineal order.

I’m actively promoting the recently released, second book in the Crater Lake Series The Light Never Lies. Things are going well on this front. The softcover version should be available on Amazon within days. Right now it is sitting pretty in the CreateSpace Store.

I’m reformatting the first book in the series – Disappearing in Plain Sight – for re-release under a new imprint name – Huckleberry Haven Publishing. This is really exciting. Assisted self-publishing served its purpose but the time has come for me to step out.

I’m doing back-writing and brainstorming for the third book in the series (first time ever to be revealed title) – Chasing Down the Night. The Scrivener (now purchased) program file for this book is filling up with character sketches, setting notes and story arc outlines. My ‘real’ bulletin board is becoming cluttered with post-it-notes.

The hats are flying on and off my head at a dizzying rate of speed – promoter and marketer, that is definitely a bright red top hat; formatter, has to be a felt bowler of deep blue; imagining and creating, a rainbow coloured fancy hat, circa 1920’s with lace and feathers and ribbon trailing everywhere around me.

Hats off to multitasking and Happy Valentine’s Day to all Red heart


4 comments on “Valentine Day’s Distraction

  1. Roy McCarthy says:

    Bless your energy Francis. Us writers can write about lurve but don’t have time for it ourselves 🙂

  2. Ha! Your husband’s a sweetie and you’re a ball of energy! So excited for all that you’re achieving!

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