Monday, July 07, 2008

Boys and Their Toys

This is my husband's latest acquisition. If I tried to tell you how many vehicles he's owned and sold in the nine years we've been married, I would fail miserably. I can't keep track!

This 1974 Dodge truck, however, will never leave. It is his project truck, and I anticipate he will spend many, many hours in his garage tinkering on it. What makes this truck even sweeter is that he used to own one like it when he was in high school. This truck has sat in our neighbor's yard ever since we moved here, and my husband, of course, has had his eye on it ever since. To me, it was just a matter of time before it ended up in my backyard. It only took five years. *grin*

Boys and their toys. I'm not quite sure I'll ever understand it.

Weekend Update

We had a nice, quiet 4th of July until that evening when we shot off fireworks and watched our city's firework display. It was quite nice - we could see it from our house, so we didn't have to fight traffic or deal with the crowds.

I also got quite a bit of writing done on Saturday and Sunday. I'm in a difficult part of the novel, so I think the "slow and steady" method needs to apply instead of the "I'm going to write 3000 words today!" Some people would argue that I just need to get it down and then fix it later, but at this stage of the novel, I need to really focus on my characters' emotions and my pacing.

And since I'm a firm believer that there is no one way to write, I'm going to do what works for me.

It's the last week of quiet around our house until my two stepsons come home. My daughter is excited to see her brothers, but I confess, the peace and quiet has been nice! Still, it will be good to have them home.


  1. I have a 1977 Jeep CJ-5 that is waiting on me to get back to work on. So I do understand.

  2. I figured you would, Travis. It's a guy thing. ;-)

  3. Sounds like a nice weekend :) Glad you had a good celebration.

    And I can totally relate to boys and their toys *g*.

  4. Each novel has its own innate rhythm. Good for you for listening to yours!

  5. Men love their cars and trucks. I think it's like buying tools--a manly thing to do. :)

  6. Tess - Yes, it was definitely a nice day. :-)

    Devon - You're absolutely right. I'm finding that writing this novel is much different than the last one I did.

    Michelle - Oh, don't get me started on tools! Hubby has SO many that we will never be in danger of NOT having the right tool!


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