Friday, November 13

Let's Catch Up!


 Good Morning! It's raining here in the PNW and I'm listening to the raindrops hit my AC and the wind whip my chimes on the patio. The perfect writing and reading weather. Too bad I have to head to work in twenty. 

Look! There's my book that's being sent out in December via @OnceUponaBookClubBox. I'm the second name from the top of the tree. 

So, in my last post I said I was going to be doing NaNo. And I have been. Not as diligently as I should be, but I'm chugging along. 

The hardest part is giving myself permission to write badly and not go back and edit. That's killer for me. 

The best part is a ghost showed up in the story unexpectantly. And I think I might let him stay. In fact, I'm kind of excited to write more of him. 

This past weekend, my sister took us to Skamania Lodge for a Mother/Daughter getaway. I'd never been there and thoroughly enjoyed it. The capper was waking up Saturday morning to the news that Joe Biden had won the election. 

Later that morning we drove into Hood River to go to an upscale Goodwill--who knew that was even a thing?--and a winery, and cidery (?). When we got to the main road in Hood River, there was a group of Biden celebrators on a corner cheering, holding his flag, and waving at the cars. It was quite hopeful.

I'm not a wine person at all. But, I wanted to go for the research for my book. I enjoyed the salami, cheese, and bread, tho. And this dog, Jazzie, was just the sweetest thing--while we still had cheese and meat on the table. LOL

At the cidery, I had a lovely hot cider and we had gouda, chedder, and pear quesidillas. Mmmm good. My sisters each got a line of sample hard ciders and I sipped a couple before deciding to stick to my delicious hot cider.

So, all-in-all, writing's going pretty good and I'm hopeful about our future. 

Mask up and stay well!






12 comments:

  1. I love the book and the dog. It sounds as though you had a great time!

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  2. Good morning, Margie. I'm glad to hear you're excited about the new guy who showed up in your story. Have fun with him! I actually have never done a NaNo but I can tell you that giving myself permission to write a crappy first draft without stopping to edit made a big difference for me. I was finally able to finish a novel. I may have to do a lot of revision later but at least I have a whole novel to work with. Best of luck, Margie!

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    1. That's exactly what I'm hoping for a finished manuscript to tinker around with. Good luck with yours as well.

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  3. A ghost! I'm so in!! Keep chugging along, sweets, and do try to resist the urge to edit as you write--that's what you have me for! <>

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    1. Thanks, Nan. I knew I kept you around for something. LOL Edits and wine expertise :)

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  4. Getting out and going somewhere new can really get the inspiration juices flowing! I bet you'll see this nice outing with your daughter show up in your writings in some way. Congrats on the book, Margie. I'm proud of you! And, I, too, was smiling that Cheshire cat smile the morning following the election!

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    1. I haven't felt this hopeful in a long time, even if I have some family members who are promoting the Stop the Steal campaign. I have to believe that after the new year and new admin dawns, common sense will prevail. fingers crossed

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  5. sounds like a great trip! I, too, am feeling more hopeful lately.

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