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...
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