Friday, November 25, 2011

Getting Caught Up Already

Hello, dear reader! Just checking in to say "Hi," and "hope your Thanksgiving was a good one."

The Jubilant household went on over to "the ranch" and had a lovely time with our extended family. There weren't as many family members there as in years past, but it was still fun. Our kids, in particular had a blast. Mostly because our cousin let all the kids shoot his BB gun at targets he'd hand drawn himself. Whirling Dervish even kept one of the targets as a souvenir.

Because apparently, nothing says Happy Thanksgiving like a paper plate with BB holes in it. I'm just sayin'

In other news, I am back from my hiatus from writing. That was an awkward sentence. My break from writing is over. I needed to get some distance from it so that I could look at it with fresh eyes. And it has worked. I am able to be a bit more objective now.  And I am excited about the novel again.  I was kinda getting bogged down in the details and the grind of editing and rewriting.

Plus, I am reading The Story Template by Amy Deardon.  She has laid out exercises to guide the reader/writer in developing their story or strengthening where ever they are in the process.  So far, I have been encouraged in what I've already written and been given some ideas to ponder as I develop aspects of the story that didn't come through in that first rough draft.

I am only a few chapters into the book and I look forward to the rest.  The author wastes no time in getting right to the process.  And I love that.  I have read enough how-to books that I don't need a book that coddles me as a writer.  I need a "get to it already" kind of approach.  And that's what this book does.

I am also thinking about getting a part time job.  I don't want to work outside our home, but it has been brought to my attention that I do much better all around with more structure and adult interaction during my day.  I know this about myself.  I don't want it to be true, but it is.  I'll keep you posted.

Well, that's about it for now.  I do believe you are all caught up.  Youarewelcome.

Counting all newsy joy,

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