Jen tagged me with this meme a few weeks ago. I’m a little slow or maybe I just ran fast and she just caught me? I’m supposed to answer one these three questions.
1. If you could write a novel about any subject, what would it be?
2. If just the thought of having to write anything gives you hives, what
would you like to read about in a novel that you№ve never seen done before?
3. If you hate reading fiction (you can get counseling for that, you know),
what subject might make you change your mind or try it anyway?
I could pick the first one, that would be so easy for me. I’d write about digital scapbooking, or a mystery, or cooking, or remodeling, or a childrens book about dragons, or…. yes the brain is very busy and giving me ideas at a rapid pace so… why aren’t I doing all of these books?
I don’t know. I think it has something to do with a lack of time. But I am going to particpate in NANOWIMO again this year. ( http://www.nanowrimo.org/ ) and I can’t wait. Every spare moment I have will be writing without a care or any worries about editing. If you like to write sign up, it’s free and at the end of the month maybe you’ll have a book about a dragon that scapbooks on her computer while cooking asparagus in the crookpot or some such silliness too.
Sunday afternoon is a wonderful time for a rainstorm. Ed and I sat on the porch swing enjoy the sound. I went in to get my camera and take a few shots trying to catch the rain, still need work on that! But when I went to sit down on the swing with Ed he’d stretched out for nap!
It was a good ‘mom’ day. I talked to all of my kids on the phone and for me that is a priceless face lift.
My writing is going slowly as my wrists are bothering me again. I have a friend Bert Latermore, freelance writer/photographer ComputerWorld Online Columnist, http://www.computerworld.com/blogs/latamore who uses the dragon naturally speaking program. He likes it. I’d like to know if anyone else is using it and what you think about it? I’m thinking it might be what I need to preven further injury to myself. I have so much in my head that needs to get on that computer screen! Locked up creativity is not a pretty sight!
Josh drove himself to school this year, didn’t need mom and dad at all! It didn’t matter that we might need him! 🙂 Actually he was being very sweet trying to save us the expense of the trip. So we let him go but the next afternoon we drove up with all the things he couldn’t fit in his car, the necessary things that a college student must have…t.v. and guitar!
He seems to be so happy and I’m sure it’s becasue we were there and not because we had the t.v. His dorm was experiencing problems with the internet and wouldn’t be fixed until Monday. So even though there is an entire city to explore there wasn’t anything for him to do!
On Sunday we took him to his choice of breakfast dining. He proved to us without a doubt he is a true college student. We went to Denny’s where you can get the Lumberjack special, according to Josh it is the best deal in town.
We had a nice time but what struck me the most was the lack of my tears when we drove away. Last year I cried all the way home–six hours! Okay, I took a break to eat licorice and drink a few Diet Dr. Pepper’s but mostly I cried. This year I knew Josh would be fine, he would find food, friends and pizza. It’s a good feeling to leave your child behind when you have confidence they are doing the right thing. And the trip home was considerably drier!
My writing friend Jenny Cary has interviewed Trish Goyer. The interview is found here http://www.jlcary.blogspot.com/ If you leave a comment Jenny is having a drawing on the 19th for a free book. The interview is great. Trish writes fascinating books. Hope over and read, Jenny even has a link to the first chapter of Trish’s new book Arms Of Deliverance
Graduation. This is Josh. He graduated May 21. He’ll be leaving in August for Concordia River Forest to begin as a freshman in Presem/Business. In eight years he’ll be a pastor.
Ed and I bought a house to rehab and sell. We’re hoping to make enough to pay tuition! Instead of writing I’ve been stripping paint and tearing out carpet.
But…I have to get back to work. I’m thinking of stretching my 30 days into three months. 🙂 I think it will still take 30 actual days to do the work. I guess my goal is to have the first draft finished by September 1. That will give me time to work on the house and get Josh off to school.
I played in Works today and published a calendar for April. I’ve written down which scenes I want to work on each day. I loved checking off things when I finish them so I’m hoping this will be an added incentive to reaching my self-inflected deadline for my current WIP.