Monday, June 19, 2006

The Beauty of a Good Book


I had high hopes of getting a TON done on my novel this weekend. I packed my laptop, some research notes, my novel, a good pen, and...well, you guessed it. I didn't even open the laptop, didn't even use the pen, and didn't even look at the novel.

Instead, I read. While the kids were playing in the pool and hubby was at work, I read. And it was wonderful. I haven't done that in ages. I usually think that I don't have time to read that much - I can usually get in a few chapters here and there, but certainly not hours of reading time. Right now I'm reading Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity. I watched the movie first and let me tell you - the book is nothing like the movie. But that's usually the case. It's a great book and I love the intrigue. I'll have to find the rest of the books in the Bourne series now.

I did have a great brainstorm while driving on the interstate. In fact, it was so great that I had to call hubby and tell him to write it down - I didn't have pen or paper handy while driving and I didn't trust myself to remember it! It's a good thing he did write it down - I'd completely forgotten about it until I found the notes he took!

The kids had a great time - my daughter was very proud of all the laps she did around the swimming pool (with her inner tube on, of course). We'll be taking a trip this coming weekend, as well, as hubby's mom is getting married. Should be fun - and I already found a great dress to wear! Now I just need to find a good pair of shoes - and maybe even a hat. It's an outside wedding, after all! I see a shopping trip in the very near future.

But I'm also itching to get back to my manuscript...

7 comments:

  1. Don't you hate getting caught with a great idea and nothing to write on, or no way to write it down. I've had that happened and I end up looking like a crazy person walking around reciting the idea over and over until I can find paper and pen. Good idea calling hubby on the cell! I'll have to get one of those. Actually I'll have to get both of those...

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  2. Good thing you called in that idea! You have to catch those little sparkles before they disappear. :)

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  3. I'm with Kelly, except I think a private secretary might be easier for me to find. LOL

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  4. Good for you for taking the time to read. Isn't it nice to just pick up a book once in a while? Great idea on phoning your hubby, thatta girl!!

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  5. Looks like Blogger will let me comment now - it froze on me earlier.

    Re: calling your dh. Yep, I've done stuff like that *g*. He understands totally as he's been known to get up in the middle of the night to write down news story ideas!!

    Well, time to feed the cats :-) Glad you had such a great weekend!!

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  6. Anonymous9:00 PM

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