Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I Love Writing

In the midst of my crazy life, I sometimes forget this detail. Then I put my priorities in order, come up with a great new idea and it comes to me--I love writing. I can't go into details about my story because that would ruin the thrill I get from actually writing, but I can say that this one is pure fun for me. I put my kids in bed at night, I veg with my other half and then, when everyone is asleep, I lie awake thinking about my characters. So, now instead of thinking about them, I just write about them until midnight. Good times!

In other news, I did my first review of a manuscript for Valor Publishing last week. It was a lot of fun and really helped me to be more critical of my own work. Of course, what I'm working on is a rough draft so I know there are major changes that might happen before I'm done, but I'm more aware about the points in my story that are important and the ones that are not. Hopefully, those will come through in the end.

Happy Writing. :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Good Halloween

My Halloween wasn't nearly as exciting as Graham's, but it had it's moments. First, I got to stay in bed till almost 10 a.m. Therefore I started the day in a very good mood. (Bonus for my kids). I made doughnuts while watching Scott carve the most awesome jack-o-lantern ever. (Yes, that's it to the side there). Then I watched Scott eat a five scoop ice cream cone. I don't know why. Its like we didn't think the kids were going to get enough sugar in the next couple of weeks. They had to have ice cream, too. Then, of course, there was the actual getting into costumes and trick-or-treating. I was on duty this year, while Scott stayed home to hand out candy. It was quite entertaining watching my four kids race from house to house. After every door, my littlest would come to me and say things like, "I got lots of candy, Mom! I better eat my candy at my house." And, "I have to hurry to my friends, Mom." Her friends are her brothers and sister. I find it hilarious that she calls them her friends. Kind of like how she calls Scott 'her daddy friend'. She's just cute like that. So that was it. We trick-or-treated till they couldn't hold their pillowcases anymore. Then we went home and the gorging began.