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So, June is now here to prove that 2019 can go faster than any year before it. I’m sitting in my little kitchen listening to the breeze blowing through tree leaves and birds chirping, and someone’s A/C going even though it isn’t hot, yet. A quiet day in the middle of a city, which finds me thinking of the beginning of summer and what it might bring.
I hope to have time to write. I will make as much time as I can. The reason I know some time will be taken off is a good one. My mother in law is coming for a visit. She will stay with us in our 800 sq ft rental house and I will do my best to occupy her with talks, walks and fun things in the city to see. I don’t want to tire her (she’s soon to be 86), but my goal is that she will feel appreciated and loved.
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I’m a bit insecure about how this visit will go. My mother in law and I have until recently had a “distanced” relationship. I could say she’s been the proverbial “scary” and “no-way-to-please” mother in law and I wouldn’t be lying. But last year something changed. She all of a sudden likes me. I’m hesitant to trust this new side of her, but I don’t want to dwell in the past. I want to love her and have a true friendship with her. I have always wanted this, so I’m going forward with my goals and my desire to help her be happy with us while she’s here.
Having just “finished” my current WIP, I'm pleased to find that I still have it in me to finish novels I begin. So, I will look at this coming summer with my MIL as a WIP and see how it goes. Surely, I will learn a lot, and do a lot of revising. My mother in law and our relationship is worth this. Trepidatious or not, I can’t wait to see how “we” turn out.
June IWSG Question: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why?
I love to read mysteries, ScFi, and biographies. In writing, I like the puzzle of having to work it all out. I think that no matter what genre I write, the mystery of beginning a story and not knowing how I'm going to get to the end, the sense of having to puzzle something out, make a story work, is what makes writing so addicting for me. I've written a mystery, a police procedural, and three historical fiction novels. Each one is a puzzle in the beginning. So, I guess I don't have a favorite genre (yet) that I like to write. I just like to write whatever story has the most to offer in figuring it out and making work in a way that hopefully others will enjoy reading. That, really, is the biggest mystery of all, finding out what makes readers come back.
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