Summer at home with the kids is a lot of things. We spent two days at the pool, one day doing chores, one running errands, and there’s one in there where I have no idea how we spent it. Time goes fast during this time of year.

I have a very long list of things I hope to accomplish this summer. One of which is to finally finish the rewrite I began four weeks ago. I try to write a minimum of 2000 words a day and if I stick to it I should be finished by mid-July. 

I also read. I’m at the end of THE BODY FINDER series by Kimberly Derting. I picked up this book originally because I wanted to make sure it wasn’t too similar to the book I am writing. It does have similarities, but it is definitely different. It’s basically about a girl, Violet Ambrose, who has an unfortunate ability–she can find those that have been murdered. The dead leave behind a type of mark, which she calls an echo, and can be anything from a taste to a smell to something she sees around the body. Whoever murdered that person or animal carries their own mark, an imprint that matches the echo. This obviously creates a problem when someone local starts murdering teen girls. 

So far, I haven’t mentioned anything about the kids who rule my life. They obviously take the lion share of my time with pool and beach trips and this year we’re going to Legoland. And I really want to teach my five year old how to read this summer and get my seven year old off his video game habit. 

And lastly…I hope to feed the photographer in me. So, with a camera in one hand, a book or notebook in the other, and two kids running beside me, I am off. 

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