In just a few short days, Maren and I will be reunited (only to be split up again just days before the book is due out, but still!) after many months of long distance writing, editing, and promotion for the book. I’m so excited to have her here, because waiting for a book to be a released is a little like waiting for a baby to arrive (I’ve had two – babies, not books – that arrived late, and thus plenty of practice waiting…). It’s more fun to have someone as invested as you are to share the jittery anticipation and provide ample distraction!
Also, I did promise her we would be spending quite a bit of time with our neighbors’ new puppy, which will absolutely be a highlight…until she gets home and her beagle sniffs out this violation of dog code (thou shall not pet other dogs, nor smile at them, nor give them treats). And we’re going to see CODA finally – it has been so hard to wait until we’re together for this one, but I know it will be worth it – we might even go to to a movie theatre! I haven’t done that since February 2020.
Two more days, and then we can lay aside our other work for a while. Anyone else looking forward to such a luxury?