Usually on a Monday I’d do a What’s Kim Reading Now post. But the truth is, I haven’t been able to read much of anything for the past couple of weeks. First I had the end of the semester, which meant lots of reading–of term papers and exams. Then I had edits to finish on my 12th novel so I could submit it (done!), two rounds of edits on a novella that will release on March (Grown-Up), and my 13th novel in progress. On top of all that, my laptop got a virus I have not yet cleared up, and my old laptop is pretty much nonfunctional. I’ve resorted to borrowing my 15-year-old daughter’s laptop, which is 4 1/2 years old and badly needs replacing. Argh! At least I’m pretty good at backing up, so the virus didn’t cost me anything important.
We took a family vacation last week. We spent half the week in Solvang, a faux-Danish town with way too many bakeries.
Then we visited family in Palm Desert. The highlight was Joshua Tree National Park, which we’d been to only once before. My younger kid climbed rocks and we all had a nice hike through the desert. And at least my daughter got some reading done. Two Stephen Kings and a Kurt Vonnegut, I believe.
Now we’re back home. Aside from all the writing, I have a day trip to the Sierra foothills planned for this week, plus a very complicated 3-way family cell phone upgrade. And child chaufeurring to do.
What are you up to?