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...


  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...

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

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

  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!!

  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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