Coffee Talk: Work, Weekends, and Writing

Good morning, everyone. I've got my coffee in hand, weekend coffee no less. Weekend coffee? Yep. See, I buy standard large containers of coffee grounds to use for the weekdays, but I always keep a nice specialty bag of coffee around that we save for drinking on the weekends. During the week, we're rushed in the morning, but on the weekends we have time to sip and savor. So, I buy special "weekend coffee" for the weekend. Mmmm, delicious. 

Work has been crazy-busy for the past few weeks and we're all feeling it. I have Monday off, giving me a three-day weekend, and the four of us are heading South for the weekend. I couldn't be more thrilled to be getting away after a hectic few weeks. We're going to start at my friend Audrey's house in Northern Missouri this afternoon, then head to Kansas City Sunday morning where we will stay until Monday afternoon. What are we going to do? Well, never fear, I'll be posting all about it soon enough.

The House of Vermilion is coming along, albeit kind of slowly. I've been busy like I mentioned, and I'm still getting some research in. It's a process for me this time, more so than before, but I'm up for the challenge. I was ready to step outside of my writing box. I have so many great ideas in my head for stories, that I just needed to start writing them. I think, though, that The House of Vermilion will probably see a Spring '19 release as opposed to Fall '18. I'm just swamped with other responsibilities right now that I don't have as much time to devote to writing. That will change this Summer though when things settle down, and I will be able to devote more time to The Write Life.

Speaking of stories, I just sent out my email newsletter this past Sunday. This newsletter saw the third installment of my short story "The Scream". Originally planned as a four-part series, it's now expanded to five. Why? Well, I simply realized that it was going to take more than four installments to share it all. It's been really great for me to see my newsletter subscribers grow. It means a lot to me that you guys appreciate me enough to subscribe. So, thank you for supporting me. I hope you're enjoying the short story! Depending on the success of "The Scream", I might launch another short story newsletter campaign later this year.


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