Sparky hiding from flies, which sound like too much like bees, which are Dangerous.
I was going to write a blog post about the plague of flies that have visited our part of England (I blame the new composting scheme and the warm winter) which is keeping us trapped indoors during our heat wave (that's Brit Speak for 72 degrees) with no open windows.
But I decided to challenge myself to write without whining, henceforth known as WWW. Instead, I think I'll brag. My book Temptation was named Best First Book in the Golden Quill Contest! I was extraordinarily thrilled, especially since it is, well, my first book.
Then more good news: Temptation was named a finalist in WisRWA's Write Touch contest for Single TItle Contemporary. (For those of you who don't follow the book trade, a single title is a book that's not part of a series, a la Harry Potter.) Again, pretty thrilling news. And then I checked Amazon last night and discovered that the print copy of Temptation has a placeholder. In other words, it will be released soon! (I have no control over when, and my publisher is at the mercy of Macmillan, the distributor.)
My next book should be out in the fall. It's called Redemption and is set in Philadelphia. If any book can be said to be the book of my heart, Redemption is it.
I'll have more to say about it on my author blog, where I hardly do any whining. Maybe I'll even venture out amongst the rotting compost and take some flower photos this week.
June is my favourite month, despite the flies, and I'm looking forward to my favourite day of the year, the Summer Solstice, when morning people like me get to enjoy the sunrise around 4 am.
Oh, and if you're still following my plumbing saga, I'm waiting for the arrival of Number Five right now, who has promised to install the tile today. Life really can't get much better, here on the 51st parallel.