“Monday, Monday…can’t help that day..”

Here in Kennesaw, Georgia, it didn’t snow. We just have a miserable, cold, rainy Monday. On a gloomy day like today, my mom’s voice says to me “It’s a soup day…got to be a soup day.”  So I pleaded with my sweet husband, and guess what’s for dinner. You see, he’s a much better cook than I am.

I have always been a comfort-food cook. An easy-smeazy comfort cook. Nothing elaborate, just feed whatever masses need feeding. My husband, on the other hand, is Italian and creative, both in the kitchen and at the piano.  So, ’nuff said…

Today was a day for checking the work from my new editor after she sent back my first chapter.  Not bad. She did exactly as I asked. I knew it would be painful and it was, a little, but then again, I can take it. I say it again. I can take it. So the entire manuscript left my emotional grip and flew through the internet into her arms. Now back to tackling research for Book No. 2.

I thought of an expression today which summed up our collective feeling about Spring. Robin Williams, rest his amazingly funny soul, said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!'” It cannot come quick enough for me. Today is February 16 so if Spring begins officially on March 20, then there are 32 more days until Party Time!!

Have a great week!


Published by jodywritessouthern

Jody Herpin writes with a southern accent. Re-discovering her love of writing in the last ten years, she has completed her second novel, "Relative Consequences," and is currently researching her third. In 2015, Jody received First Place for Novel Submission at the Southeastern Writers Association Workshop for "Weather Permitting." In 2014, she received Third Place for the Microcosm Award at the Southeastern Writers Association Workshop for her piece, "View of a Lifetime." She's constantly reading, researching and soaking up knowledge about her craft. Born in Savannah, Georgia, she has lived most of her life in the South, attending Decatur High School in Decatur, Georgia and living in Alabama, Georgia and North and South Carolina, Florida and Virginia. If she's not writing, she is decorating her home, attempting to paint with watercolors, reading, rediscovering the guitar, walking her Mini-Australian Shepherd, Bella, or cheering for her beloved Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Jody married the love of her life in 2014, and she and her husband, Mike Boggioni, a professional musician, live north of Atlanta, Georgia. She has two grown children and six amazing grandchildren all of whom live close enough "to holler at."

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