Hello Again! I know there’s been radio silence for quite a while over here. Sorry about that. But in good news, the novel is finally finished!!! Which means I’ll be slaving away on the synopsis so I can start shopping it… That’s the worst part. Ugh.
And here’s another warning that posting may not be as regular as I’d like for the next month or so, although I’ll try. I’m traveling quite a lot in June and will probably forget that it’s Monday and there is a blog due, or Thursday, or whatever. I shall try my best.
The novel being done means I’ll have to decide what I’m working on next. I have 3 other novels that are currently in first draft form, and I assume I’ll pick one and start editing that one up. But I’ve been working on a novel constantly for 5 years now, and I’m a little loathe to just dive right into another one. Plus, I’ve been reading about the benefits of practice in artistic endeavors. I’m taking June to have a little fun. I’ll be using my 20 writing days to do a little practice writing with no outcome expected other than weirdness. I’ve created sort of a Pinterest board for things I’m thinking about, if you’d like to see what I’m planning for those few stories. It’s here. They may or may not appear on the blog, depending.
And that’s all the shop I’ll talk today. Brian and I went on an epic journey last weekend to see a VW Spider sculpture, visit the bearded cowboy muffler man, eat shakes at the International Banana Museum (it’s not just a banana museum… it’s international), and ended up at Salvation Mountain, which was a little like being in a Seuss book if Seuss had been rampantly Christian. It was a lovely day, and we couldn’t stop giggling through the whole thing.
We’re off again on a secret birthday adventure this weekend. Brian won’t tell me where we’re going. It’s a tradition. Here are the clues I have so far: it’s an outdoorsy thing and I should pack for hiking, but we’re not actually camping. I don’t really need to worry too much about the 100+ temperatures forcasted for Redlands and the desert areas east of us. He’s packing breakfast and lunch fixings. It could be anything, right?
And then we’ll be in Massachusetts next weekend for a wedding and much pilgrim goodness. Yeah, it’s pretty crazy around here. But it’s all fun, so I’m not complaining.
See you when I see you. I’m sure it will be soon.