Monday, October 30, 2006

Some Progress!

Yesterday, I slept in. Oh, how nice it felt - especially when I woke up and realized that it actually wasn't as late as I thought it was due to the time change. After popping to the store for some groceries, I came home and tackled the house. Hubby had to work, so it was just the kids and I, but man, did I get a lot done. The living room is now, well, liveable. And it looks great.

I have a feeling, though, that my office will be the last thing to be set up. I can live with that because if I need to, I can just whip out my laptop and go write on the couch. :-)

The workshop was wonderful. Lots of happy people, which is always a bonus! And the headache was much better Saturday. Of course, hubby was snoring Saturday night, which meant I had to move to the couch and I got another crimp in my neck, leading to another headache. ACK! But I think working all day loosened it up and I feel pretty good this morning. Plus, I found these great icy hot patches that stick to your skin and you can wear them under your clothes and no one is the wiser. It does wonders for my tight muscles. Better than taking lots of drugs, that's for sure. (BTW - thanks for all the sympathy comments - they're appreciated!)

I'm eager to dive back into my manuscript, but it's going to be awhile before I can do that. Need to get the house in shape first!

I'll leave you with some words of wisdom from Judith Arnold on self-editing:

Write from your heart and edit with your brain.


  1. And, I can share a little writing advice I learned from author Steve Hamilton last weekend. "Get out of the way." He said to let the characters speak, and not to let yourself get in the way of the story that they need to tell.

    Hi, btw, it's been a LONNNNG while since I visited. Oh, and I switched to Blogger from Livejournal :)

  2. Glad to hear the headache is better. You have my full sympathy.

    And way cool on getting the house organized - or parts of it, anyway :-) Hope you get to your office soon!!

  3. It's good to hear you're rested and getting yourself settled in your new house.

    Have a great week.

    Sue :-)

  4. I slept in this morning too and it felt great! Glad you're getting settled into your house and hopefully it won't take too long to get your office set up.

  5. That's a great quote! Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. LOL, Melissa! I slept in, too, and I'd totally forgotten about the time change. What a bonus -- sleeping in AND getting up at a decent hour!

    You did a terrific job with the workshop! Everything sparkled from beginning to end, and the presentations themselves... Well, I learned a lot more from just one of Judith's lessons than I did from all the workshops I attended in Atlanta. Pat yourself on the back for me! :D

  7. I *love* that I have that whole hour back. Wonderful!

    Glad to hear your headache is easing and that your house is coming together. :)

  8. I like that quote, and that is exactly what I do! Write with the heart, edit with the brain.

  9. I write with my spleen and edit with my esophagus.

    Sorry, couldn't resist a smart aleck remark.

    Glad you are getting moved in. I can't write when the house is in disarray. Hope it comes together quickly.


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