Book Festival, #AmWriting, and #AmWatching

Friday and Saturday of this week, you’ll find me at the Southern Kentucky Book Festival right here in Bowling Green – one of my favorite weekends of the year! This time I’ll be attending as a reader instead of an author. With plenty of panels and authors from a variety of genres, I’m super excited. Although my shelves are full and my TBR chaotic, I’m sure I’ll come home with a stack of books. And I don’t feel even a little bit guilty about that.

I’ve mentioned before that all of my books have been written differently – chronological order, out of sequence, characters showing up out of nowhere and demanding to be included, etc. Book 5 is no different. I realized last week I needed a family tree before I could go any further. A Victorian house has been in this family for generations, and many of these ancestors may be mentioned in the story. Last week I researched popular names from the 1850s to the 1980s. It’s interesting how many of the names from the 1800s are still popular today. They never seem to go out of style.

Season three of Ted Lasso started last week! Son #2 texted me Saturday and asked how dare I not inform him of the new season. Not sure how he could have missed the news – it was everywhere. I love all those characters, but Roy has been my favorite from the first episode. His interactions with his niece Phoebe are adorable (the Christmas episode was fabulous). It’s rumored this will be the last season, but I’m really hoping that’s not true. Shows of this caliber are few and far between.

Believe and have a fantastic week!

39 thoughts on “Book Festival, #AmWriting, and #AmWatching

  1. The book festivals sounds awesome. I’m sure I’d come back with a stack of books too, despite an already mammoth TBR.

    As someone who writes a lot of novels with dual timelines, I’ve done a lot of family trees (and name research) related to my books, LOL. Those things can really become in-depth!

    And I didn’t realize Season 3 of Ted Lasso was out. It looks like I’m going to need to resubscribe to AppleTV!

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    1. There’s a Victorian house downtown I’ve been staring at for over three years, and I knew it figured into the story somehow. It’s actually become the centerpiece. Since that house was for sale, I was able to go online and download pics of the inside for inspiration. The wonders of technology, lol. And I’ll have loads of fun at the bookfest – that’s a given. You must start Ted! You won’t regret it.

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  2. WendyW

    I just discovered Ted Lasso a week ago, and I’m now all caught up and I love the show. Roy is a terrific character. Have fun at the Southern Kentucky Book Festival!

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  3. Hope you have fun at the book festival. A reader can never own too many books. I’ve written out of sequence as well. Not a series, but if a future chapter begs to be written, I’ll write and insert it at the proper time. I’m trying so hard not do to that with my WIP, but it’s hard!

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