Galloping Spring

Spring has galloped into Maine, and she is nearly out of sight. The leaves are full sized, and the early flowers have become a sweet memory. Gone are the tulips and the daffodils, but the irises, daisies, and lupines are in glorious bloom. We are on the edge of summer, lovely summer, so welcome after the long, frigid winter we had.

On Sunday, Clif and I went for a bike ride along Maranacook Lake. A couple of hardy souls—children, of course—were swimming in the cold water.

Whenever we go on this bike ride—our everyday route—we are thankful to live in such a pretty little town that has so much water. Maranacook is only one of several lakes and big ponds in Winthrop.

In between gardening and biking, I have been working on my YA fantasy Library Lost. My first readers—my family—have commented and have made editing suggestions, which I am now implementing. I am fortunate to have a family of such good readers. Their advice is invaluable, and without them, my books wouldn’t be anywhere near as good.

By the end of this week, Library Lost should be ready for copy editing. This is a long process, and while Library Lost is edited, I will begin the third book, Library Regained.

No rest for writers, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.




37 thoughts on “Galloping Spring”

  1. It looks like a wonderful area for cycling and walking, so lush and green just now! Good luck with your editing and writing and enjoy the warm weather! šŸ¤—šŸ’– xxx

    1. Thanks, Xenia! A little chilly today. Hope the warm weather comes back soon.

  2. It does seem like time is galloping by. I wish we could slow it down a wee bit to savor it longer. The warmer weather has been lovely as I’m slowly thawing out from winter. šŸ˜‰

    1. Yes, yes! If only we could hold on to the hem of Spring’s lovely dress and slow her down. šŸ˜‰

  3. Spring in your area looks beautiful, Laurie! All the best on Library Lost.

    Time is galloping by here, too. Our irises are mostly gone by now, and daylilies are beginning their bloom cycle. It’s been cool and dry this May, unusually so. Our fire season may start early this year.

  4. It’s green and fresh here too–really nice.

    I would think that a trilogy would be self-continuing, maybe a lot more than writing about a whole new world and/or set of characters. Do you find that it is more like one three-volume book, the way they used to publish them in Regency times, or really clearly three books?

    1. My novels are more like a three-volume book, and the first one must be read for the others to make sense. Thanks for asking!

  5. Everything looks so green and lovely…you could surely sell us some of your water! We have had a very dry year so far. It is wonderful to have writing in your life, especially at a time when you are missing Liam…good luck with the books and edits.

    1. Thanks so very much for the kind words. We are indeed missing our Liam. We think about him a lot every single day. Hope rain comes your way soon!

  6. Spring must have read this post and decided to let you know that she remains queen. Summer’s going to have to wait a little longer.

    1. It does seem that way, doesn’t it? At least as far as the temperature is concerned. But when I look outside, I see summer. And dare I suggest this is the beginning of an old-fashioned Maine summer?

  7. It did seem like the flowers went by very quickly this year especially the apple blossoms. I wondered if the dry weather may have contributed. It has been nice to get a little rain and the peonies are close at hand. Congratulations on starting #3. Quite an accomplishment!

  8. Lovely, lovely spring! I wonder at what age we decide it is more prudent not to jump in the lake. As a youth, I was a born lake jumper, but somewhere along the line the desire not to freeze has overtaken the spirit of adventure šŸ™‚
    Best of luck as you finish your book!

    1. For me, it was when I was in my early 30s. One June, I jumped in with the kids, and I was sure I was going to have a heart attack. I didn’t, thankfully, but that ended early swimming for me. šŸ˜‰

      1. I know! No talking animals yet. I need to work on that. How about trolls? Good and bad.

      2. How about that! I’ve read Terry Pratchett, but not any of his books about trolls.

      3. Clif has read more of Pratchett’s books than I have, and when I mentioned your comment, he remembered those trolls.

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