Friday, October 11, 2013

News Round Up

A few odd tidbits from my life...

On Writing...

I've been fighting with my novel's beginning for over a month now. I will work on other parts of the story and then always return to it with a new idea. Unfortunately, those new ideas never quite work.

Finally, I hit upon a solution the evening before last and got to work. I'm pleased with it and I think it's "the one." In fact, I was so happy with it that I wanted to keep writing last night despite the lateness of the hour and the fact that I had to go to work in the morning. My weekend starts in a little less than 15 minutes, so I'm looking forward to getting back to it.

On Recovery...

Slowly but surely, I'm making progress. I've been working mornings only at the day job, then I go home and sleep all afternoon. I'm hoping to go back to full-time next week but we'll see what my body says. I'm a little concerned about a slight wheezing in my chest. All that laying around has probably not been good for my lungs, and the last thing I need is a bout with pneumonia! Never fear - I'm keeping a close watch on myself.

On Chocolate...

I've been throwing caution to the winds when it comes to my chocolate consumption. I've been eating a lot of the dark stuff lately and can hardly get enough of it. But if I'm going to indulge, I might as well do it when I'm sick, right?

On the Blog...

As you can see, I've been faffing about with the header and the background of my blog again. Still not one hundred percent happy with it, but I'm getting there.

On Autumn...

The leaves are beginning to change colors and it's so gorgeous right now! The air is crisp and invigorating today, and I'm so glad I have the afternoon off. I'm hoping to enjoy this gorgeous autumn day.


  1. Sorry to hear you've been sick! I hope the wheeze in your chest is nothing and that you're able to get up and about properly and enjoy these wonderful autumnal days. So glad you've sussed your beginning, too! As for the chocolate, it can only do you good! ;-)

    1. Thanks so much, Linda! I feel so much relief after getting the beginning of my novel figured out. Amazing how much that can weigh on you! And the chocolate helps with that, too. ;-)

  2. Hope you're feeling better soon, and can get out and enjoy this awesome fall weather! I love the new background and header too.

    1. Slowly getting there - thanks, Betsy!

  3. Glad to hear that you're getting better. :)
    Getting the right beginning is such a relief, isn't it? I find that's always the hardest bit.
    Enjoy that chocolate - there's nothing better when you're not well.

    1. Thanks, J.T.! I have been throwing chocolate calories to the wind the past few weeks! LOL

  4. I just found chocolate with sea salt and I. Just. Can't. Stop. Seriously it is divine! The other week I also had chocolate and peanut butter fudge - literally what I think heaven is like! I'm glad to hear that the Mono is working it's way through and you have been able to sort out the novel! I really like the background. I just posted the photo of Churchill and Eisenhower shooting the Tommy guns a few days ago and the one with the man charging (I think somewhere in the Pacific) is the photo I have with my "Letters From the Front" series! Great minds think alike ;-)

    1. Now I am going to have to try chocolate with sea salt, Jess! And I agree with you that chocolate and peanut butter is completely divine, although I can't stand peanut butter by itself. Weird!

      And absolutely great minds think alike - and we are both definitely great minds! =D


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