The Surf at Long Beach Island
It’s a humid Tuesday night here in New Jersey and the muggy air is making everybody feel sluggish. I thought I’d include the refreshing picture above to perk us up. It’s Long Beach Island and the photo was taken by my daughter-in-law. The kids went down for the weekend and although it rained, they still managed to have a ball (how could anyone go down the shore and not have a ball?). Although Colleen Caruso rarely makes it down to LBI, it’s the same beautiful ocean all over the east coast of New Jersey.
Speaking of Colleen, she recently became acquainted with a wonderful new character – charming, boyish, and a bit of a con artist. His name is Evan Rhodes, and he’s Ken’s younger brother. I’m having so much fun with this guy – well, okay, let’s get our minds out of the gutter. What I mean is, he’s quite a character and it’s a blast working him into the storyline of Food for Thought.
As you might have guessed, I’ve been keyboarding my fingers to the bone (though they STILL look kind of chunky to me). I’ve found that splitting time between two very different novels is surprisingly easy. I think the intensity of writing Recurring and the laid back fun of working on Food for Thought is a perfect combination for someone like me. I’m always doing six things at once anyway. I’ve always thought I had some degree of attention deficit disorder – and maybe that’s not such a bad thing. When I’m stuck on one book, I save the file and jump to the other book. So far it’s working out well.
That’s it for now. Sorry if this post is skimpy, but I have to get back to work. Everyone cool down tonight – relax, chill out, and read something intriguing or watch a spellbinding movie.
A special welcome to my new friends, too!
Now go read something great!