-I had a great time in Chicago. It was a long (rainy) day, but I met lots of new people and was able to catch up with some old friends.
-Pros and Cons of driving through Indiana:
*70 mile an hour speed limit
*Oddly mesmerizing wind turbines
*One slightly scary rest stop where there were urinals in the women's room (!!!)
*Oddly mesmerizing wind turbines (not so good to be mesmerized while driving 70 mph)
-Though Massachusetts drivers get a bad rap (deservingly) I'm so glad I learned how to drive there. It has prepared me for cities like Chicago, so navigation through congested one-way streets doesn't faze me all that much.
-What fazed me was the monsoon in southern Indiana. Egad. Nothing like torrential rain to slow down a road trip. (My car did need a good washing, so that was one silver lining to the storm.)
-I'm the featured author at B&N mystery book club this week, talking mostly about my Nina Quinn series and some about Lucy Valentine too. I hope I can talk some of my friends into joining me as well. Come on over, say hi, ask some questions.
-Back into the writing swing of things this week. I'm almost done with my diamond book proposal and already thinking of my next project... There's rarely a lack of ideas bouncing around my brain--it's just a matter of getting them down on paper.
-There was a deer sighted in my neighborhood this weekend, just standing in middle of the street... And I MISSED it. I hope it comes back...