Sunday, June 26, 2005


Well, it's not really a revelation 'cuz I'm sure all you gals know - if the husband and kids are gone for a few days, you get A LOT accomplished.

I still had my daughter with me this weekend but we had such a great time. We just returned from a long walk and she's outside playing with the dogs (oops - just dog - the big one, Tiny Bear, just snuck into the house. He likes to sit on the cool basement floor).

Went out to lunch with my brother and had a nice time. He's a history buff like me, but he only has a BA. I don't think he'll get his MA - says he doesn't like school. And really, who can blame him? I loved going back to grad school for the first semester - after that, nope. I remembered that I hated studying for tests and doing papers because I had to, not because I wanted to. Big difference. I really enjoyed going to class just to learn new stuff. But I hated taking notes for tests, etc.

Had a moment of panic when my husband's pick-up wouldn't start - I really really REALLY did not want to call him. He had to replace the fuel filter in my car today - he's had ENOUGH of working on cars, so much so, in fact, that he's not coming home until tomorrow. At any rate, my brother figured out the problem (loose battery connection), so I was very very thankful to God for getting me out of that situation!

I've also been working on my character charts and GMC's for "The Rake's Lady" - just really organizing everything. I have a tendency to forget certain character traits, etc. I figured this time around, I'm going to have charts to help me out. I've got to improve over the process I used on my last novel - that one was too hit and miss.

The laundry is almost done, need to do a few dishes from supper, but otherwise, the house is pretty darn decent. It's been a very nice couple of days. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, as well!


  1. Not nearly as nice as yours. Glad you had such a rejeuvenating weekend, and happy to here you are being proactive on the writing front.

  2. Sounds like you had a great weekend! I spent most of my time on the couch napping because it was too hot to do anything else. It's nice to have an excuse to just laze around!

  3. I hope your charts help--I always have bits of paper around me because I forget character traits too!!! Wish I could reprogram my brain!!

  4. Good luck on the writing! I write down a bunch about my characters too, but I still forget things.

  5. Best of luck with the writing, and glad you had such a nice weekend. It's so true that you get a lot done when you're on your own.

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