Thanks for stopping by today! If you found me by way of LaNora Mangano, welcome! Today on the Romance Weekly Blog Hop, Fiona Riplee wants the inside scoop on our summer. She's posed three questions for us to answer.
What is your favorite summer memory?
I don't think I have one specific summertime memory, but I have lots of little memories I hold dear. Camping at Lake Cachuma with my family as a kid, and going to church camp in Big Bear as a teenager are two of my favorite memories. As far as this summer goes, I would have to say my favorite memory will be watching my daughter finally learn how to swim. Until this year, she's always struggled with her confidence in the water but is finally overcoming her fears. Hopefully the video of her swimming works.
What you enjoy the most about summer?
You'll laugh, but all you teachers out there know what I'm talking about. What's best about summer?
- I get to pee whenever I want to. I don't have to pee on a schedule dictated by my school.
- I don't have to wake up at 5:15 to get ready for work. I can sleep in every day of the week. Like until 6:15.
- I can spend huge chunks of my day locked away in my room, writing.
- I can pretend to be a fabulously organized housewife and stay at home mom. I cook more, get the house cleaned and organized, and spend time with my kids dragging them to swim lessons and the public library. Pinterest and FlyLady.com become my favorite go-to websites for recipes and cleaning challenges.
How do the warm days and sunshine affect your writing habits?
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I live in SoCal, where most of my days are warm and sunny except for the crazy weather we've had this past week.
But for me, warm days and sunshine means school's out and I can spend my days writing. This year, my in-laws took my kids on vacation with them to San Diego for six days. I missed them like crazy, but with a quiet house and no swim lessons to get to, I was able to complete all of my revisions on Assassin P.I. I even had enough time to participate in #Pit2Pub, a pitchfest held on Twitter. Within an hour or two I had four different editors request my manuscript. Now I get to spend the rest of my summer waiting on pins and needles while Carina Press and Soul Mate Publishing review my submission. In the meantime, I'll be busy plotting out book number three.
Next up? Check out what Jami Denise http://jamidenise.com/blog enjoys about summer.