Y'all I have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE writing in the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series. I turned in book seven over four months ago and just now turning in the blurb for it. It won't be released until May, but I just had to share the first chapter with you. But we'll get to that.
First I have to tell you that I'm writing the 8th book in the series and I just can't stop myself from writing because it's so funny. Not that murder is funny, but it's funny in my southern cozy mysteries with all the shenanigans.
This photo is with me and one of my critic partners, Cherry Adair, using her copyrighted Plot By Color method.
We take a yearly retreat for two weeks and plot out a few books using her method. You can check her website out here. Anyways, after the two weeks, I pack up my plot boards and bring them home. They sit around until I'm ready to write that book.
This was in October and I'm just now getting around to writing the book....by oh my! I forgot how much fun this book was going to be to write.
You see. . . my partners write romance, so when they get to my books, we have the best time coming up with the funniest ways to put my amateur sleuths in the thick of the investigation. We spend a lot of time laughing and plotting things.
These are just a few of the plot note that didn't make it in the book! Now, I'm sitting down to write Pushing Up Daisy...because Daisy is the victim's name...which totally cracks me up. Now, this is a working title and ultimately the publisher has the say in what the title is, but with my suggestion.
Needless to say, I'm writing away on it and having the best time.
Of course, Charlie thinks I'm completely ignoring him now that he's gotten all the attention now that Scooter has passed away. Or maybe he's looking at my plot board with a few suggestions. . .
Regardless, my publisher is in the final stages of Diggin' Up Dirt and I have to say that I love this cover. It's all sorts of adorable and I'm giving you a very secret sneak peak at the first chapter!
Until next week!