Thursday, February 15, 2007

Random Thoughts

I took hubby out to lunch yesterday for his Valentine's Day present, and of course, I had to look at all my daughter's valentines when we got home. (And snuck a bit of candy...hehe). My daughter loves Valentine's Day. I guess I did when I was that age, too, before the whole relationship angst kicked in.

My second article is up at Suite101. I'm having a blast with this new gig. I love being able to pick and choose what I want to write instead of having it assigned to me. Makes the whole process a lot more fun!

But because of this new freelance opportunity, I haven't looked at my novel for a few days. And really, that's ok. I think I needed a slight break from it. I don't feel too badly about it because hey, I've still been writing. Writing nonfiction for awhile offers a nice balance. Hopefully tonight I can crack open the laptop and look at it again. Or maybe I'll just wait until the weekend when I have nice long slices of uninterrupted time. Wait a minute...I have kids. There's no such thing as long slices of uninterrupted time! I've learned to adapt, though, and if I get pulled out of my story for some emergency, I can usually pop right back into the flow once I sit down again.

Short post today - nothing too pressing or illuminating in my brain on this Thursday morning. I attribute the below zero temperatures!


  1. Congrats on the new gig! Stay on top of them, though -- they have a reputation for dragging their feet when it comes to pay day. Make sure they pay you ON TIME or demand a late fee!

  2. Sometimes a break is a good thing! Your brain keeps the story percolating, no matter what.

    Glad you're enjoying writing at Suite 101!!

  3. I agree, any sort of writing will keep you sharp. And Tess is right, your brain is figuring out where the novel needs to go. I wouldn't be surprised if you sit down this weekend and crank out a ton. Stuff that just sort of worked itself out. Good luck! You'll find time, even if it's bits and pieces.

    Glad you're enjoying the freelance stuff. I need to get over there and check it out.

  4. Melissa,

    Congratulations on the publication of your latest article. I need to get an application in to Suite 101 and get some more nonfiction writing done.


  5. Hugs on those 'R's Melissa. And yippee for the romance in your life :)

    Well done Mr Melissa :D

    And congrats on your article!!!

  6. I'm going to be checking out your articles! Sounds like a great gig :)


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