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,