Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March Madness

How often does it snow in Atlanta? Usually once a year. For 2009, the storm rolled in on Sunday, March 1, while my family and I were in church. We came out of the sanctuary to see big flakes falling like confetti from the sky, covering everything in sight.

The snow continued throughout the day. Temperatures that had been in the balmy mid-60s earlier in the week dropped below freezing as Mother Nature reminded Georgians spring wasn’t here yet.

She failed to tell the flowers. My front walk was lined with snow-tipped daffodils. Azalea bushes, red buds and Bradford pears were blanketed in white, and the pansies got a frosting. The last of the white stuff melted today, and we’re expecting warm temperatures by the end of the week.

March Madness? You bet! With a start like that, the rest of the month could be whirlwind. My first continuity is due on my editor’s desk March 15th. I’m into the rewrites and spending lots of time with my hero and heroine to get their act together on the written page. Lucky me, I'm honored to work with a fantastic lineup of Steeple Hill authors, including Craftie Ladies Margaret Daley, Barbara Phinney and Lenora Worth.

As soon as that manuscript is headed to New York, I’ll start working on YULE DIE, a Christmas suspense, which will be out in December as a two-in-one with Craftie Lady Margaret Daley. Again, lucky me!

Best of all, my son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first child any day now. Hubby and I are waiting for the phone call and the good news about our precious new grandbaby.

Hope your March is full of madness! The fun kind, of course.

Happy reading! Happy writing!

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Debby Giusti


PamelaTracy said...

You made me smile. I live in the desert,and yes, there are dedicated people who get things to grow. Me, I planted an orange tree in the back yard, and I kid you not, in six years, we've had one orange. One. Hubby cut the tree down.

Maureen said...

How exciting that you're soon to have a new baby in the family. We got snow this Sunday night but first were able to make the long trip to visit my new nephew.

Debby Giusti said...

Hi Pam,
I only do easy flowers and plants! :) We're lucky here in GA to have pansies blooming all winter. The sping flowers come up earlier and earlier each year. I had the first daffodil appear on Jan 31st!

Debby Giusti said...

Hi Maureen,
Bet your nephew is a cutie!!! We're so excited ... praying for a healthy baby and an easy delivery!

You must live in the east as well. We're spoiled with our sunshine and mild winters. A little snow is always a delightful change as long as the electricity stays on and everything melts within a day or two. :)