My son is in school! *Cue sigh of relief*
I feel a little guilty for being so happy about school starting, because I love him so much, but he is hard to keep up with! It is nice to finally be getting into a routine where I can begin to feel on top of things again.
Naturally, the moment school starts I get a cold that wipes me out--it's like I've been holding it in for a time when I could finally rest up a little. I have been working on Beatrice and Lord Peter's story, but I've been looking to the future and I have some manuscripts I've mostly finished that I would like to submit by the end of the year.
The first is Medicine for Mandie, the third book in the Finding Home series that features the lovable, mouthy maid from Anything for You, My Lady and A Stage for Harriet. The other one is Surviving the Earl of Thetford, which has far more action and adventure than my other books, as Thetford's heirs attempt a daring rescue across the channel during wartime. Yikes!
If either of those sound appealing to you and if you are willing to read an UNPUBLISHED, non-final draft and give me feedback, let me know! It's always helpful to have a few more pairs of eyes on my work. And to any fellow authors in my list, I might even be willing to do a swap or two. :)
Happy back-to-school! To any students in my list, soak up that learning and enjoy the structured scheduled times to see friends every day! To all those who work in education, BLESS YOU! To any parents of students, enjoy the relative quiet and I hope that all your productivity dreams come true! To those uninvolved in school, carry on. You are doing great.
P.S. Go ahead and message me on Instagram if you or someone you know loves writing book reviews online! I have a limited number of ebook review copies of Green as Grass available to download and would like to prioritize giving them to those eager to get the word out. :)
"It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."
You've Got Mail is a classic chick flick for good reason, and this quote is too true! I love fall in part because of school. I've always liked school, and that became especially true in college. There's something utterly exhilarating about the new beginning represented by a new school year. It's an opportunity to reinvent yourself (if such an intervention is desired), to start fresh, to get a running start into your best efforts. It's also nice that it's less hot and muggy, and I'm certainly not averse to pumpkin spice, even though some folks overdo it now and then.
This year, though, I'm largely excited because my school-age kid has been making me crazy and my preschooler is very excited to start school. I am looking forward to having more writing/editing/submitting/publishing time!!! I'm hoping to have an announcement or two by the end of the year. This involuntary sabbatical from writing has been nice in some ways, but I'm excited to get going again.
who am I?
My name is Mary-Celeste, but my friends call me M.C. I am a writer, wife, mother, amateur gardener, sourdough bread baker, n00b video gamer, Austen enthusiast, tabletop gamer, Trekkie, and generally cheerful human being. I write Regency romances and I post about it here (among other things). Thanks for stopping by!