Thursday, February 28, 2019

In Praise of the Daily Routine

By Cora Chevalier
Assault and Beadery
Cora Crafts Mysteries
By Mollie Cox Bryan

Coming off a very hectic craft retreat, I find myself craving the very thing I had always said I hated: a day-to-routine, where there are no guests pulling at my attention, no craft supply orders coming in, and no murder victims. Sigh.
The thing is I love my life and job. I love crafting and seeing the way it helps others, the way they enjoy it and take great satisfaction it in. So it's not that I don't like what I do. There just seems to be such comfort in the daily ever day things.
Coffee. Chilling with my cat. Yoga. Working on daily blog posts. Lunch. Errands. Well, you get the picture.
I can see what people prefer it. I think I like both--the busyness of my retreat, including the planning, (but without the murders) and then sinking back into the everyday aspect. I suppose it all comes to balance. Trickier than it looks.
How about you?  What do you prefer?

Mollie Cox Bryan writes cozy mysteries with edge and romances with slow, sweet burn. She’s just published the third book in her new Cora Crafts Mystery Series: Macrame Murder. The first book in the series, Death Among the Doilies,  was selected as "Fresh Fiction Not to Miss" and was a  finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award. The second book, No Charm Intended, was named a “Summer 2017 Top 10 Beach Read” by Woman's World. She also wrote the Agatha-award nominated Cumberland Creek Mysteries. Several of the books the series were short-listed for the Virginia Library People's Choice Award. She makes her home at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley, Va., where she works as a researcher and fact checker and writes in the early morning hours. Visit her and sign up for her newsletter at Or follow her on Twitter @molliecoxbryan, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram.  

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