Today, I have a new guest post on my blog. Please, give a warm welcome to Maureen A. Miller, an author of YA/sci-fi adventure, “ZON”. Maureen talks about her life in lockdown and he loud writing buddy 😉
A Day In The Life Of THIS writer
By Maureen A. Miller
People say to me, “Oh, the pandemic lockdown must not bother you. You work from home.” Well, aside from the myriad amount of ways the pandemic bothers me, it truly does impact my writing.
Well, it’s the simple fact that my husband and I have a Corgi. Corgis are hyper, opinionated, stubborn, LOUD…mostly LOUD. Yes, I adore her and wouldn’t have her any other way, but did I mention how LOUD she is?
So, a Corgi’s job is to herd. Before the pandemic, my husband was off to work every morning, and she only had one person to herd. She could herd me into my office and I could meet deadlines without much trouble. Now that my husband has to work from home, Tink feels the need to herd us both into the same room where she can keep an eye on us. The fact that we work in different rooms is driving her crazy.
When my husband has one of his uber-important conference calls (which happens at least ten times a day), I have to forego the deadlines and try and keep Tink from barking at the voices on his call. These distractions involve treats, ball-tossing, and belly rubs. I know, they all sound like fun distractions, but when you’re under a deadline, you find yourself scrambling for quiet time. During dog naps, I delve into the world of fantasy and try to conquer my word count. Sometimes this is at 6am, sometimes it’s at midnight.
We’re all learning to adapt to these new patterns. And no matter the distraction—I still have tales in my head that I work on putting in print. And I still have a dog that takes her job very seriously as well.
Even though Tink has her work cut out for her herding both her humans, she wouldn’t have it any other way! She is ecstatic to have us both home.
Are you working from home now? Or do you have a pet that has benefited from you being home?
About the book
(Can be read as a stand alone)
Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction/Adventure
Date Published: June 22, 2020
From USA TODAY bestselling author, Maureen A. Miller, comes this young adult cosmic adventure.
With a father from the planet, Ziratak, and a mother from Earth, Zon’s challenges are galactic. Zon doesn’t possess superpowers, though. If anything, he’s a bit of a klutz.
In Ziratakian folklore, the tale of the Temple of the Monarch has been passed down for generations. As legend has it, a series of miniature globes lead to the temple’s gate.
Except, Zon knows of a cave with small globes in it. And with one clumsy mishap, he triggers the gate–opening a portal to other worlds.
A trip through this vortex transports him to Earth, where the first human he encounters is a young woman with challenges of her own.
This is a brand new saga, and a new generation. There is no need to read the BEYOND series.However, for readers of the series, you will enjoy this continuation of the epic science fiction adventure.
About the author
Maureen’s first novel, WIDOW’S TALE, earned her a Golden Heart nomination in Romantic Suspense. After that she became hooked to the genre. In fact, she was so hooked she is the founder of the JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE website.
Recently, Maureen branched out into the Young Adult Science Fiction market with the popular BEYOND Series. To her it was still Romantic Suspense…just on another planet!