Had a great weekend. Saw lots of family, went to the wedding and had a blast, and headed up to Fort Robinson on Sunday and did lots of fun activities with the kids. I always feel more focused after I visit home and family - and I'd still like to take a week off and go home - just by myself. Doubt I'll get to do that anytime soon, but it's nice to dream.
I did do some work on my novel - my grandmother very obligingly answered tons of my questions about the 1940s. I took a lot of photos and video of Fort Robinson and should be able to incorporate it all into my novel.
I also read quite a bit of Dwight Swain's Techniques of the Selling Writer. He discussed the use of the word "had" and as soon as I finished reading it, I went through my first chapter and circled all the times I used "had." It wasn't pretty! But it reads so much better now that I made the changes.
We have our chapter meeting tonight - I still have to get "organized" for it! I think I need a vacation day to recover from my vacation!
I've got a new home on the web - stop by if you get a chance! www.melissamarsh.net
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