February is Almost Over!

It’s hard to believe we are almost done with the 2nd month of 2018.

This has been a busy one for me.

Much of my writing time has been spent re-editing all the books in my Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series for republishing by A & K. Not only will they be re-edited, the plan is to have all new covers—covers that will be easy recognizable that this is a series.

While working on these books, though I have found errors: typos, a few inconsistencies, and ways to write things better. Overall, I’ve been pleased.

The first day of February I joined three of my fellow Sisters in Crime, San Joaquin chapter, for a panel on mysteries at the Fig Garden Branch Library in Fresno. We were all delighted with the crowd who came to hear us.

I spent four days in Ventura attending the Public Safety Writers Association’s Board Meeting. I can tell you that the annual conference in July will be great. www.policewriter.com/  This is definitely the best little conference going and mystery writers are welcome.

PSWA Board 2018

While there, we also toured the horrible devastation of the Thomas Fire. 900 homes were burned down. So sad.

Ventura Fire after

We took one of our granddaughters and her hubby out for an anniversary and Valentine celebration—their choice of restaurant, a Chinese Buffet. Good food and wonderful conversation.

And just to let folks know, I once in a while do something just for fun, I went to a paint class. Fun and so relaxing. I used to do a lot of painting, but decided I need to choose between painting and writing—I chose writing.

painting class

A big highlight to end the month was visiting a 7th and 8th grade class to talk about the importance of editing. What a great group of kids—so attentive and they asked great questions.

me at Marti's class.

I wonder what March will bring.

How was your February?


2 thoughts on “February is Almost Over!

  1. Paty, I think that’s interesting that you did something to experience what you character experienced. Will make it so much more realistic in the book.


  2. You are a busy lady, Marilyn! All the things you did sound fun! I worked with pottery clay to help make bowls for the empty bowl project in my town. It was to get a feel for what my character does and to help a good cause. I also released a book and worked on another one. I agree. This year is already rushing by.

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