Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Friday, January 22, 2021

January's Flying By . . .

 Does anyone else feel like this month is flying by faster than anticipated?

Writing kind of got set aside these first few weeks as we huddled around the television to await election results. Shocked by the mob that stormed the Capitol, I yet admired those Congressional representatives and staff who returned to count and affirm the votes of the Electoral College. That was an unforgettable January 6th.

On January 20th, I woke at dawn. CNN was already busy broadcasting 'getting ready for the inauguration,' and I watched the sun rise, the White House colored a rosy pink and gold. Now, just two days later, has Washington, D.C. settled down again as the Biden Administration gets to work? Along with many others, I hope so.

And then a Congressman tried to sneak a gun to work, despite those metal detectors. Aargh!

The pandemic creeps closer now, with friends reporting friends who are struggling with new diagnoses. We stay at home, sheltering in place, the quarantine sometimes stifling, but leavened with phone calls and the weekly visit with family in our bubble. And the writing beckons, despite doubts. So I shall persevere. 

Perhaps next week, I'll give you a better sense of what's happening to Moira and Dylan in Island Wife, the sequel to Standing Stones.  Meanwhile, I'm experimenting with a new price for Standing Stones

Let your friends know if they like historical fiction set in Scotland in the 1840's, a time and place far from where we are now. You just might find people struggling against injustice, a love story or two, and sheer courage to face down the challenges that seem to come along with every generation.

Be well, stay safe, and cherish each day!






8 comments:

  1. Your book, Standing Stones, arrived this week. I am looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Thank you. I hope you enjoy reading this story and that all else goes well for you in this cold, wintry month!

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  2. Yes, this month has gone fast. I hope February does too because it's always snowy here. Then hopefully vaccines will pick up and spring will start coming and give us more hope. Hope you're able to get back into your writing.

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    1. Thank you for your good wishes. Some days truly are easier because of the communities we build. May February bring you goodness as well.

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  3. It’s been a very eventful start of the new year, just as we all thought 2021 would bring relief... For me, it started with a week of the flu (worried it was Covid, which came with its own challenges, cost, and tests) and then two dentist visits in Mexico for a root canal. Meanwhile, a lot of work promoting Plunge, with six interviews and more to come... I did manage to read Standing Stones in the evenings, liked it, and reviewed it. :-) Next up, Years of Stone. After I finish a couple more projects.

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    1. Liesbet, I applaud your energy and thank you for your interest in my stories -- and for your wonderful reviews. Your launch was amazing. I hope your health continues well (isn't pretty much everyone worried about Covid?). Kudos to you for going to Mexico for dental work. Our blissful trip to Merida last February led us to a wonderful dentist. Already looking forward to traveling south again. Maybe next year for us all!

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  4. Thank you for your advise Beth, I'm working on it. :)
    I just finished the "new" first beginning of my book and searching for a new blog/webpage. I still find all this social media confusing. I did pick up your book for my kindle. I'm in the middle of a book then I want to read yours. Have a great day. laurie

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    1. Hello again, Laurie. I appreciate the online community of IWSG even more these days as the pandemic seems to transform nearly everything we do. One stability for me is simply the writing. May your own writing (and search for a website) go well.

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