Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Springtime in SoCal


March has arrived, and with it, springtime in southern California. Rosebuds are patiently waiting for the sun and heat’s help to open into glorious displays of color. Rose-breasted house finches have begun weaving their nest in the sheltered area under my patio cover using grasses collected from my untended rose garden. The dog is shedding bushels.

The time change occurred last weekend, and now an extra hour of sunlight illuminates the evening and attempts to lure me from my computer.

March also means that April’s Camp NaNoWriMo is just around the calendarial corner. April’s project is to finish the draft for Murder Goes on Vacation, the second Detective Scott McGregor mystery. A spreadsheet tracking plot points and actions for every character was created while I was still writing the first book. Now I’m working on the second book, but I’ve stalled about one-third into the draft. April is another chance to ‘get ’r done’!