Monday, November 21, 2011


Oh my, chilly doesn't begin to describe this upstate New York morning! It's downright cold here! But we had the most gorgeous weekend, with blue skies and almost balmy breezes, so there's no complaining coming from this chair.

The answer to a brisk morning? Around here, it's a nice cup of cappuccino, so I'm off to brew a cup. Or two.

Then, I'm going to park my behind in my chair and get to work. Oh yes, I'm working on a new book. I'd begun something sweet, sexy and fun...and by chapter 3 I wanted more. Much more. So I closed that file, and intend to return to sweet and sexy at a later date. Now, though, I'm lost in something entirely new to me. Really. So new that it's a challenge, which is precisely what I need right now. I need something to stretch my creative mind, something that isn't a walk in the park to write.

Oh, boy, I've given myself the perfect diversion for what may be a rocky stretch. These are the first holidays I'll spend without my sweet husband, so I know I might have a tough time but I'm trying to keep my chin up, stay busy and look toward the future. I'm not forgetting to allow myself time to cherish the beautiful moments from my past. He was so good, and we were blissfully happy, so there are lots and lots of wonderful memories...

So, writing today. A challenging story. Filled with intrigue, sexual tension and way-out-of-the-box characters. One big question? Will they get a happily-ever-after? Honestly, I don't know yet. What I do know is this: Whatever happens, she's strong enough to survive it, and that's all that matters at this point. The rest will take care of itself. I think. I hope. We'll see.

First, though, cappuccino.

What about you? What's on your to-do list this chilly Monday morning?


Dru said...

~~~hi Sarita~~~

My goal is to work these 3 days and then enjoy my three-day weekend where I'll be working on my next quilt project.

Mary said...

Just working up to the holiday. I can't wait for some time off!!!

Your capuccino sounds teriffic.

Marianne Arkins said...

I wrote a lovely long comment that blogger ate. *sigh* .... I should know how blogger is and COPY before I hit post.

In a nutshell:

Coffee = yum

And remember we're all here for you this holiday season. It's not the same, but you're loved.

Maria Zannini said...

Stay warm, Sarita.

It's chilly here and mostly rainy. But we need the rain desperately, so I'm happy.

Glad to hear you're writing.

Melissa McClone said...

Hope the writing is going well! I'm trying to play catchup with words. I sent your gift cert on Monday!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving day, Sarita. :-)