First, I'll say Happy Labor Day to everyone! I always have the best of intentions of taking the three day weekend and just playing, but that rarely happens. When you enjoy work and your backyard playground looks like this, then life is kind of already a vacation. Not to say it's not without challenges, but bumps in the road make life interesting.
|June in Glacier National Park by MK McClintock|
Sunday morning brought more rain and clouds, but also a bit of sunshine. I managed to rest and read in the afternoon. Another walk was called for, and then more reading and a few straggling pages of rewrites. I was determined to finish and deliver the manuscript to the editor before 9:00 PM so I could take a day off without guilt.
It's Monday, and a day not for spending at the computer. After a bit of sunrise yoga followed by a walk, I might go for a drive along one of our quiet roads, snap some pictures, and then get back to the next Crooked Creek short story. Once a story begins to percolate in my mind, it wants my full attention. I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend, and hopefully you have today off!
|Going to the Sun Road in June by MK McClintock|
And in some really exciting news—or at least exciting for me—is that we have snow! Granted, it's only on the mountains, and there's a strong possibility that most of it will melt before we get a true "first snow," but I was beyond giddy when I saw the clouds hovering over the mountains, and just below a beautiful dusting of heavenly white snow.
|"First Snow" on the Mountains by MK|
Now, it's time to tell you about the main reason for this post.
The Montana Book Festival will take place in Missoula from September 10-12. Seeing as how I'm what some would call a hermit, I won't be in attendance all three days, but I plan to make it down for a couple of workshops on Friday, the authors' reception Friday night, and then a few fellow MT authors and I will have a booth on Saturday. If you're in the area, we'd all love to meet you!
Learn more at http://www.montanabookfestival.org.