By Liz, cheering about my latest Cat Cafe Mystery, out this week! Also, our theme for December is “cheers.” (I know — it seems like a stretch to be cheering about anything 2020-related, but there are things — trust us.)
Like, A Whisker of A Doubt is officially on the shelves, and I’m celebrating even as I’m wrapping up the next book, Claws for Alarm. So Wickeds, let’s send out some cheer together – what’s something you have celebrated recently (big or small – it all counts)?
Edith/Maddie: I’m so happy for you, Liz/Cate, and can’t wait to pick up my copy at Jabberwocky Books! I will cheer that my post-surgery hand is gaining strength and flexibility every day, that I’ve stayed on track with my weekly word count goals for Batter Off Dead (Country Store #10), and that we’re about to have grownups in the White House again.
Jessie: Happy, happy release to you, Liz! I am cheering the fact that the strangeness of the world this year has created an opportunity for me to look at a lot of things with a different eye than I might have before. I’ve done a lot of work on my on my physical surroundings but I have also made some real strides with parts of my internal landscape were easy to ignore in the clamor of ordinary life. I am truly grateful for all the unexpected benefits all the disruption has provided me. I am also profoundly grateful for my husband. Today marks his 31st anniversary of coming to the States. Here’s to you my sweet béncão!
Sherry: Happy book birthday, Liz! Jessie, hug your hubby for me! I’m so thrilled that I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time this year. It’s an annual writing challenge to write 50,000 words in November. Sisters in Crime was one of the sponsors this year and did all kinds of events and writing sprints. It was touch and go there for awhile, but I finished on Sunday. I’m writing the third Chloe Jackson mystery, Three Shots to the Wind.
Barb: Congratulations, Liz! I’m cheering the arrival of the holiday season. The fact that so many people were stuck at home for Thanksgiving means lots of houses have their lights and decorations up early. I get an enormous boost from it all, from the smallest candle in a window to the grandest display.
Julie: Huge congratulations Liz/Cate! Like Barb, I’m enjoying the early decorations. And also, like Sherry, I got 50K plus words done on Garden Squad #5, tentatively titled The Plot Thickets. I’m also celebrating some beautiful weather here, which means wonderful walks without freezing.
Readers, tell us something you’re celebrating today!