I was hoping to have cover art to reveal here this month, but I haven't received the go-ahead yet from the publisher. So instead, I'm going to babble a bit about a break I was able to take in April.
Last year, I met an awesome guy who became friends with me and my hubby. Even though he was only in our area for a few months, we've kept in touch. He travels a LOT for business, and is currently in western Michigan, right on the shore of Lake Michigan.
After a stressful winter and conflicts with more than one family member, I seriously needed a break and a change of scenery. So I got in touch with my friend and asked if he would mind me crashing in his hotel room for a couple of nights. Hubby was cool with the idea, because he knows that sometimes I just plain feel trapped and need to get away for a little while. And my friend was thrilled at the idea of seeing me again.
Even though my friend's working third shift, so he was working when I was sleeping and sleeping when I was awake, we had some good talks and hang-out time. And when he was sleeping, he let me use his car to explore the area.
I was only there for about two and a half days, but during that time I was able to let go of some of the stress I'd been under. For the first time in a long time, I was completely happy. And I've brought that happiness home with me.
I've also brought home some pictures and the sense of the people in the town, because that is SO a place to set a romance novel or two. And I plan to do that... as soon as I find room in my writing schedule.