June 22nd, 2020

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

A new week

I have been inundated with galleys to work on the past few days. That's the one downside to rereleasing so much. I got one on Friday, one yesterday, and another today. I finished the first one I received today, but the other two are longer, so guess what I'm going to be doing this week? So much for getting any writing done.

A friend called me today to let me know she's moving out of state. My Native American, very Democrat, very outspoken friend is moving to a tiny town in Nevada that is 98% red. I cannot fathom why. Well, I know *why* (they can't afford to live in California anymore), but I don't know why *there* except that she has a friend there. I think it's going to drive her crazy, but as her friend, all I can do is let her know my concerns, wish her the best, and hope that I'm really, really wrong. And I'm going to miss her. I've admired her for years, for having courage beyond anything I can do. I don't know if I could do what she's doing. And maybe she'll make a difference there. I just don't want her to be unhappy.

Stay safe, my friends.