Do you still have joy when you write?

I sent the last edits to volume two of my Squirrel Mafia series to the publisher. It included dedication, acknowledgments, different pictures, a foreword, and more.

When I first wrote Squirrel Mafia, I could not foresee that there would be three volumes. Yup, the little darlings have already given me, at least for now, ten chapters to put into another book. It is such a treat to work on this series. I laugh and fuss as I write the words.

As you write your book and series, I hope you still have a love and joy in creating your characters, plots, and dialogue.

It can get tedious, and you might want to move on to something else. At the last author showcase at one of our local libraries, that is what people were saying to me. They wanted to know if there was another volume. And soon, there will be.

It all started when these little darlings climbed onto my window sill and bared their teeth at Jasper, thus scaring him. There were three or four all doing it. They repeatedly did it. It was from that incident this series came to pass. I am always looking in my yard to see what the little bastards are doing, as they rarely disappoint and continually surprise me with what antics they come up with at my expense.

But it has been enjoyable to embark on this journey with them. People have sent me, over the years, videos, pictures, stuffed animals, and newspaper clippings, to name a few.

I am now known as the woman who has a continual war with the squirrels in her backyard. Good? I am not sure, to be honest. LOL If nothing else, it gives me laughter as I write the stories for people to read.

I hope you still have joy inside of you as you work on your current WIP.

It is now onward to editing the fourth volume of my Jasper, Amazon parrot series.

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