“When anybody asks, 'What are you writing about now?' if I try to reply, the book-in-the-works sounds so idiotic to me that I think, 'Why am I trying to write that puerile junk?' So now I give up; if I could talk about it, I wouldn't have to write it."
- Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet


Catching Up

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Since I last blogged:
  • I finished NaNoWriMo with a day to spare.
  • I decided that I really want to complete my first NaNoWriMo novel, as opposed to the wishy-washy wavering I do every year about which NaNo novel I'd like to work on, if any. I've put a little half-hearted work into this one since NaNo 2005, but I think it deserves a whole-hearted effort at re-writing it.
  • My Geek and I went on a Caribbean cruise. White sands, warm sun, crystal clear water, exotic places – it was amazing! We're already plotting when we might be able to go again.
  • We had a beautiful, quiet Christmas with family despite the crazy cold and snow.
  • The Geek and I saw the Sherlock Holmes movie twice – once for our anniversary and the next day with his family. It was the first movie I've seen in a long time that was good enough to see twice in two days.
  • Inspired by the movie, I pulled out the "Treasury of Sherlock Holmes" which I bought out of curiosity at a thrift shop a few years ago but had never read. And guess what. I like Sherlock Holmes! I've never gotten into reading mysteries, but these stories are really enjoyable.
  • We, like the rest of the country – heck, the world for that matter – have been enduring the cold as best we can. It's crazy kinds of cold out there! They keep forecasting that it's going to warm up, but it's just not happening. I can't wait until spring! In the meantime I will have to be satisfied with curling up on the couch with my hubby and our 80 pound lap dog and reading a good old Sherlock Holmes mystery. And despite the cold, that actually sounds very inviting.

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At 1/29/2010 8:48 AM, Anonymous HolyMama! wrote:

It's a snow day here in TX and as I looked out at all the ice and wanted to whine... I thought of you and decided I better not. It's a rare thing, not a lifestyle.

Yea on the finishing the Nano novel! It'll be great- worth the effort. It's so much harder for me, without the structure of November, though. You know?


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