We're in our second or third week of rain in northwest Montana and I love it! We've had a little sunshine here and there, too, but mostly mist and rain. It's made for some beautiful mornings.
The Swan Range is hiding behind the clouds and mist in the picture above. Frost covered the pastures and even the horses I normally pass were tucked away. I love when the early morning hours after a rain when no one else is out and I feel as though I have the world to myself. Many a story idea is born on my morning walks and this one was no exception.
I've started work on the next Gallagher book. I honestly didn't think I'd get to work on it so soon as I have other projects to complete, but the story and the characters called to me, and ever their dutiful servant, I answered. I have no details to share, just that it's in the works and should be a pleasant journey.
I'm going to do myself a favor and take some time off on the weekends in November and December. It seems I've been working too many of them these past months and I need more time to recharge in the mountains.
Today is not going to be one of those days.
Today, with the mist hovering outside every window, blanketing the land, it will be a "grindstone to the wheel" kind of writing day. I hope wherever you are, you have a lovely and productive day.
Since I missed posting a book passage yesterday (it was another busy writing day), I'll share the audiobook excerpt from Gallagher's Pride. I absolutely love the narration for this and Gallagher's Hope by Alan Philip Ormond.