Let’s Talk with Maggie Toussaint

Who has enough time?

By Maggie Toussaint

Remember watching the grains of sand in an egg timer? The sand seems to flow really slowly at the beginning, then as more and more of the sand goes through, it appears to be racing through the neck of the hourglass.

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Lately, days and weeks have been racing past me like that last little bit of sand. What with new book releases, travel schedules, family visits, and the usual spring/summer hoo-rah of celebrations, it seems there’s not enough time in the day.

In Bubba Done It, my sleuth Baxley Powell feels like she’s racing the clock to save her brother-in-law. I know just how she feels. Life is coming at me so fast these days, it feels as if I’m living in a movie stuck in fast forward mode!

I’ve often wondered what would happen if I was suddenly granted an extra hour in a day. Would I do something altruistic? Would I take up a new hobby? Would I spend the hour on my family, my writing, or my current interests? Would I use it for sleeping? (Notice that housework appeared nowhere in that list of possibilities.)

I’d love to hear what you’d do if you suddenly acquired an extra hour of time for each day. One commenter will win a digital version of any of my romantic suspense novels. Read about each title at my website.

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I hope you have a happy 4th of July, and I hope you click over on this website and enter our monthly giveaway here at Booklover’s Bench that runs from July 4-18. Winner gets a $25 gift card.

I’m looking forward to your comments about that extra hour each day you’ve suddenly won.

Maggie Toussaint

Mystery and Suspense author

Writing science fiction as Rigel Carson