Winter blues

I am so happy it is nearing the end of February and the days are getting noticeably longer. It’s still freaking cold but there’s a light at the end of this winter tunnel. Most years I enjoy winter, but this year, not so much. The snow hasn’t cooperated so cross-country skiing has been limited, but there’s enough snow to make walking in the woods difficult. I dug out my snowshoes only to find that they need new bindings–something I knew when I put them away and then forgot. I hate when I do things like that. Even worse, I put them away again without fixing them because I have too many things to do. Sigh.

I am closing in on the end of Betrayed in Paradise. I needed to check on something early in the series so had to skim through the first couple books to find what I needed–and I discovered that I had changed the name of a recurring character from one book to the next. Crapola! Of course then I had to go through all the books and find any scenes with this character or any mentions of this character and fix the name. It’s amazing how no one caught that. No matter how many eyes look at a manuscript, something always gets through.

I’ve been reading Elly Griffiths’ Ruth Galloway series. https://ellygriffiths.co.uk/ Galloway is a forensic archaeologist who lives on the edge of a vast Norfolk salt marsh. I’m rather partial to salt marshes myself and always interested in archaeology, so this series is hitting several of my reader cookies. Griffiths writes this series in third person present, an unusual format–in fact, I can’t think of anything else I’ve read in that format. Good series and highly recommended if you like English amateur sleuths.

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