I was told prior to moving to Puglia that it rarely rained. After an entire week of rain and thunderstorms, I might have to question the person’s expertise who told me this information. I love rain even more so when it turns to snow. However, being in this part of the world, rain is not always the best thing. Sure one can watch the thunderstorms roll in, especially over the Adriatic Sea where the lightning strikes are inspiring, but the roads flood quickly with any precipitation.
I had an appointment after work on Friday which meant no bus ride home. Granted I could have waited for the city buses, but the thought hadn’t even crossed my mind. Wearing a bright yellow poncho I trekked along the city bike trail. To say it was wet would be an understatement. I have a picture below to prove as much.
6.5 miles later, back in the dry apartment, I was a happy camper. But I also pined for the car I sold back in the States and a dryer for my wet clothes. I imagine with more storms on the way, my adventures in the rain will continue.
Concerning my writing, I was busy all week. Daily, for two to three hours, I focused on rewriting and editing Riley from page one to the end. This is the first book of mine I have written where I actually cut several thousand words. One would think I would be upset over this fact, but I think the story is tighter now and easier to read. By late Saturday I finished my part of things and the book is now onto my copy editor for hopefully a final review. Things are coming together for book 2. The cover art is now complete and I am finishing up the design portion. If you want a preview of the cover take a look the Riley page and let me know what you think.
If you haven’t done so, read Luza so you are up to speed when Riley is released later this fall.
Enjoy the week,