Showing posts from May, 2012

Writing Tools

I'm working on alter ego's book #2.  That sounds like progress, doesn't it?  That I'm working on another book.   What I should really be telling you is that I'm trying to work on book #2.  It would certainly be a more accurate assessment of the situation because there is little progress being made.

I can't remember if I've mentioned this recently or not, but I sat down and started writing the first chapter of the new book and within four paragraphs realized I couldn't go any further.  Despite having spent years working on book #1, I couldn't remember small-but-important details.  I was bringing one of the secondary characters into the new book's opening chapter and couldn't for the life of me remember her hair and eye color.  A minor detail, to be sure, but one that must remain a constant for continuity's sake. 
So, I opened my OneNote file for book #1 and started poking around.  This was the file where I supposedly wrote down these smal…

Camping Season Has Officially Started

I love the fact that we were camping by mid-May.  Our first weekend getaway wasn't too far from home, which was a true blessing because we had a funeral to attend. As the funeral was in the next town over from where we live, we had to make the hour and a half drive four times.  Ah, well.  You do what you've got to do, right?  When a friend loses a parent, you can't blithely say, "oh, sorry, we're too busy lounging in lawn chairs to come console you during your time of need." Nope. You can't say that. Instead, you pack a nice skirt and blouse and a pair of heels and you drive the distance necessary.

Strangely enough, my packing for the our second weekend of camping will also involve a dress and matching shoes.   Only this time, we'll need to leave the campground for a few hours in order to attend a co-worker's wedding.  Thank goodness our camper is equipped with running water and electricity because a ponytail won't cut it!  
I'm not sure …

Momental Book Meme

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Write about five books that left a lasting impression from five different times of your life (or more if you've lived longer). Don't limit yourself to the "best books ever". Books can leave an impression for other reasons. This meme was inspired by A Diary of a Mad Mammy.

First Book Read to Me - A Little Golden Book
I can't give you a title.  I'm not sure my mom could give you a title, either, and she was the one who used to read these to me.  To this day, though, when I see that golden binding on a book shelf, I feel warm and fuzzy inside.  I had such a collection!  I'm sure they were eventually handed down to my younger brothers and sisters and, as happens in houses where children grow up, they were likely donated to those who could use…