A CONVENIENT CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL: Release day post featuring C.J. Carmichael!

Have you noticed that no matter what you set out to talk about these days, it all circles back to the covid pandemic (if it didn’t start there in the first place)? I suppose on a publisher’s blog you might expect me to discuss my upcoming books or my writing process or some other such relevant topic. But no. Instead, I’m going to give in to the inevitable and go straight to the covid. Here is my list of top activities that are keeping me sane these days: 

  • Walks/hikes/bike rides: I need some time outside every day to keep me sane
  • Board games: My husband and I have always enjoyed playing Scrabble and cribbage. Last Christmas, though, my daughter and her partner gave us a game called Wingspan, and that has become a real obsession for us. Recently, after discovering The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix (we have 3 more episodes to watch!) we have started playing chess.
  • Books: Of course!
  • Puzzles: I’ve been watching friends on social media show off the beautiful puzzles they are making, so last week I finally pulled out a puzzle we got from my other daughter last Christmas. The only catch is that this puzzle has 2,000 pieces. Two thousand! I told Mike my estimated date of completion is June 2022.
  • Zoom and Facebook: This is how we now keep in touch with out-of-town family and friends. We miss the travel and in-person visits, but at least we can see our loved ones’ faces and hear their voices!

These are some of the things that help get me out of bed every morning (besides coffee!). I’d love to hear how you are keeping sane these days.

1 Comment

  1. The 2000 piece puzzle would have intimidated me too. We like 500-750. We did a couple 1000 piece ones and they just took too long for us. We like to complete them in a weekend.

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