Breakfast with Bagels and Edits

| May 27, 2011

After lovely days with my family, I’m back at work. First I had to read what I’ve already written. I was steaming along, pleased, a little dismayed by a bump here or a typo there, in the first three chapters, because they’re already with the editor. But I was loving my characters and loving the […]

In the Mountains

| May 26, 2011

I’ve been in the mountains with my aunts and my cousin. It was beautiful! We laughed and talked and watched movies and cooked and wandered. We had lots of rain, which cut down on the hiking. My aunt was determined to hike to a waterfall, but her daughter and I declined on behalf of our […]

More Bathroom Reno!

| May 12, 2011

Yesterday, we bought tile for our bathroom floor. My husband and I had no furniture for the first year we were married because we never agree on anything. Literally, nothing. Not true. We both love our offspring like crazy. Other than that? Nope! We’ve been the last inside a polling station for an election–only to […]

Busy Week

| May 10, 2011

This is such a busy week. We’re choosing tiles for the rest of our bathroom renovations. I have a family thing I can’t wait for, and I’m meeting friends a couple of days during the week. I also need a haircut. Desperately. But I don’t see that happening. Too much to fit in, and somehow […]

Monday, Monday!

| May 9, 2011

I love Mondays. The start of a new week. Grocery shopping that doesn’t take two hours. (I somehow thought Saturday was Friday. Big, regrettable grocery-store mistake!) No neighborhood kids driving their ATVs through our yard or down the middle of the neighborhood streets. Yay. I did something different for most of this weekend. Nothing. (May […]

And in this corner…

| May 6, 2011

I’m ‘rasslin’ words! You writers have done that, right? I couldn’t wait to send in the partial and have that lovely, hopeful feeling of waiting to hear on a submission. (So, sometimes it gets painful, but it’s still a hopeful “work is out there” kind of feeling! I digress–what a shock.)  I’d accidentally left myself […]

Process, Anyone?

| May 5, 2011

I was once a clean writer. I mean, I finished the book with none of the tearing apart you hear so much about. I edited as I went, usually editing the previous day’s output before I started new words. After I finished the book, I’d do a read-through to find anything like changing eye colors, […]

Random Return

| May 4, 2011

You know how you fall out of the habit of blogging, and then it’s hard to start over? And then it’s easier to not blog, because how can you catch up? That’s what happened. So–in no particular order, random stuff! I loved watching the royal wedding. Loved it. Every second was filled with something lovely. […]