Writing Life

I’m between books. My 29th book in the Haunting Danielle series, The Ghost and the Church Lady, was released last Thursday. So far, I am thrilled with the response from my readers. I always get nervous when I put a new Haunting Danielle book out, especially since this is a large series. 

It will be a few weeks until I sit down at the computer and begin chapter one in Book 30, The Ghost and the Medium, which comes out May 19, 2022. Time between books, after I’ve released a book and haven’t started writing a new one, is my down time—time for me to tend to other chores.

During my last down time—which was longer than normal—I was busy moving from Arizona to Oregon and settling into our new home. I won’t have as much down time between books 29 and 30, but I still have a lot to do. Tomorrow I plan to finish up my taxes and get them off to our accountant. Which is always fun—not. Have you done your taxes yet?

I still have that knee replacement I need to squeeze in sometime. But, I haven’t heard back from my doctor yet, and I haven’t figured out what to do about Mom while I’m dealing with the knee.

When I do get to the actual writing part, where will I do it? Since I don’t have a home office here—like in our last home—I started Book 29 in the living room, yet eventually moved my desk into the bedroom, for more privacy. It’s hard for me to write when someone is in the room.

And now that we have a heater in the family barn, I might start The Ghost and the Medium in there. I claimed a nook, where I put my bookshelves, books, and rolltop desk (see top photo). 

The photo was taken over Christmas. As you can see, I am wrapped in a blanket. It was pretty cold in the barn back then, too cold to write. But we have since added a built-in heater, so I can actually use my corner office in the family barn without freezing.