Monday, June 24, 2019

Summer forever!

Q: Here comes the summer! Are summers a distinct stretch of the year for you? What's this one got in store?

- from Susan

What I wish: Three weeks in the sweet cottage we’ve rented before in Hanalei, or invitations to stay again with friends in Provence and Camargue, or a week at my old stomping grounds on the seashore of Cape Cod.

What I have planned: Nada. I do live in a glorious place as long as there are no deadly wildfires or earthquakes, but, still, a real vacation would be a pleasure.

What I wish: a book due to a publisher with a hard deadline, or a writing retreat with friends lined up, or a meaty writers conference.

What I have planned: waiting for a call from my agent about a new possible series, working on a spec novel outside my genre, and a faculty slot at the Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference, including a workshop assignment to share with Hallie Ephron.

What I wish: Longer days forever, a soft ice-cream store within walking distance, more time with grandkids, and summer parties.

What I have planned: a few SF area mini-adventures, driving to get soft ice-cream made with Strauss (local organic and environmentally avant-garde dairy) milk, offering bribes to get my grandkids to do stuff with me.

Summers are a thing. I love summers.


Paul D. Marks said...

There's always a gap between our wishes and what we have planned, isn't there, Susan. But I hope your wishes all come true!

Dietrich Kalteis said...

Soft ice cream and mini-adventures – it doesn't sound like too much to ask, Susan.

Terry said...

Lovely post. Got my "I wish" going.

Susan C Shea said...

Paul, always a gap, but you never know....

Susan C Shea said...

Dietrich, Yes, I'm guessing these are within reach!

Susan C Shea said...

Terrry, your list always includes some spectacular options that seem to come to fruition - lucky!