Hot boys at the beach; easy Friday ahead for Martin ….

blue speedoHi, friends and readers:

It’s early September, and in most places around the world beach season is over. Not in central Florida, though. In fact, this is the time of year we really enjoy spending time on the shore. Summer’s heat has lessened, but the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic are still pleasantly warm.

I took my usual three-mile walk on our beach this morning, and conditions were perfect: cool and breezy, with some cloud cover. The Gulf was as calm as a mirror’s surface, and I encountered very few people as I shuffled along. I always walk barefooted, as the sand on our shore is soft as face powder. I took a nice dip in the Gulf, and then I showered on our patio. What a great way to start my day ….

beach boy #12I have a Young Adult novel coming out in December, and this morning I am immersed in revisions sent to me by my editor. She’s a gem, and I’ll be working my buns off in the weeks ahead, to make the improvements she has suggested. It’s okay. Some writers detest the editing process, but I revel in it. Look, the difference between good writing and mediocre writing is detail, and detail is what edits are all about. When my book’s done, I’ll be really happy with the finished product, I know.

I have a fairly easy day ahead of me. I’ll work on my YA novel’s revisions this morning, and then after lunch I’ll visit the YMCA for a workout and lap-swimming. My boyfriend has his afternoon and evening free today, so maybe after dinner we’ll visit our timeshare down the street to swim in the pool. Doesn’t that sound nice?

Have a nice Friday everyone. The weekend’s here ….

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