Thursday, July 24, 2014

I HAVE been writing

So despite the lack of posts here, I have been writing. I'm working on a YA fantasy novel. This is my first real attempt at writing.I've had college English and creative writing courses but those were almost 20 years ago and it's amazing how many things I've forgotten about basic structure and point of view. I find myself wibbling and wobbling between past and present tense and really need to correct this before I go any farther. I've got almost 7000 words down so far and I'm aiming for 70,000ish. This writing business has made me feel the need to write other things therefore here I am writing. And though I adore the look of my blog now, it's time for a change, so forgive me if it looks wonky while I'm making up my mind on how to change it =).

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WWW Wednesdays (Mar 5)



What I'm Reading Now:  And you can tell I've got children. I'm reading the second book in the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel:   My 12 yr old son recommended I read these! They are in the young adult section. I've just started this one, but the author has incorporated all sorts of supernatural myths, if you are into those you might like these. 



What I just finished Reading:      My daughter was reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee in school for 9th grade! I'd never read it so I decided to give it a shot. There were parts that went faster and then some parts that went slower. But overall I'd say for a classic it's worth reading. I like being able to know the references to classic novels in other books. 


What I might read next: Who Knows? Probably the next in the Nicolas Flamel series. BUt I'm always up for something different, old or new. There are some other classics I'd like to take a stab at! Maybe The Great Gatsby? Suggestions?

Go see MizB for more WWW Wednesdays! 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Getting Ready for Vacation!

Going to St Augustine this week! We are excited to have our first family vacay in a few years! Meanwhile I've been working a lot and need to take some time to get organized and cleaned up before we go! Any traveling tips anyone? It's about a 4 hr car drive w/ a 14, 12, 8 & 5 yr old, plus a dog and hubby! LOL!
We've got several tenative plans and only one thing that is scheduled for our 4 day vacay. Hope the kids have fun! I will put pics when we get back!
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