Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone and summer is here. And here in Las Vegas, that means a very hot summer. Thinking about that gets me to thinking about what I want to do this summer.
When I was writing fiction full-time, some of my writing friends who were moms were busy taking their kids to the pool, the beach, and other fun summer activities. I was so envious – they had excuses to get out and have some fun and there I was sitting in my office writing away just like I did any time of year.
So starting with the summer of 2015, I decided to change it up and give myself a summer vacation. I read outside on the chaise lounge chair, took a dip, went for long walks, ate picnic food, listened to music, watched General Hospital, spent weekends at the beach, cruised to Mexico (where I was inspired to write “Palm Fever”) and tried my best to stay off the internet – at least, for long periods of time.
This year I’m going to continue this. I just returned from another cruise to Mexico and I’d like to keep up the moment. So to start with, I’ve created a “Summer of 2016” playlist of 5 of my original songs (see playlist in sidebar). These are either about the beach or drinks or bad boys or cruising to Mexico.
I’ve also uploaded a few of my songs to YouTube for the “Summer of 2016 Tour” – you can check out the Stories Behind the Songs.
And, If you’re in the mood for a fun beach read, check out my first published novel, Real Women Wear Red, set on a Caribbean cruise, followed by the sequel Real Women Sing the Blues set on a cruise to Hawaii.
There’s also The Tom Jones Club set in Las Vegas, just to name a few of my novels.
Screamie Birds may be out on tour, but I’m keeping cool, doing a little writing counting down to my next cruise.
Have a great summer!