I do not really like vacations. I much prefer an occasional day off when I do not feel like working. When I am confronted with a whole week in which I have nothing to do but enjoy myself I do not know where to begin. To me, enjoyment comes fleetingly and unheralded; I cannot determinedly enjoy myself for a whole week at a time. ~ Robertson Davies
I laughed when I saw that quote because it is SO me. I get restless when too much time off stretches before me. I suppose I'm an "A" type personality but, hey, it works for me. Drives my husband crazy, but it works for me.
I got to thinking yesterday, what kind of a blog post will solicit comments from my readers. My hits haven't gone down the past couple of weeks, but my comments have. Hmmm.... any thoughts?
I had the day pretty much to myself yesterday (a mini- vacation from my DD) and worked on a bit of editing of two of my short stories (one is a Christmas story I started in response to the Wild Rose Press call for holiday stories, but it started to get really, really long and I didn't finish it in time. They're going to do another similar call next summer... so I want to be ready!
I also reaquainted myself with my mystery and realized how much I liked my characters. I'd forgotten that when I got wound up in how difficult it is to write a mystery - planting clues, etc. I'm much better at building a relationship than a mystery. Some time ago, I'd thought about removing the murder aspect of the story and just focusing on the love story, but I don't think it would hold up. Testing your muscles makes them stronger, right?
I puttered around on Cafe Press, too, because a friend sent me an online coupon. I did a search for "writing" and found some really cool stuff. This logo was one of my favorites.
Romancing the Blog had a post with gifts for booklovers, too. I especially liked this one.
I found this nifty site, too! If you have a little one (like I do!) who wants to be a writer like mom or dad, try the Chateau Meddybemps Young Writers Workshop - they have some great kids story starters AND publish many of the kids stories online.
Judy posted yet another online game on her blog, along with a challenge to beat her high score. Never one to pass on a challenge, I played until I did just that. Time well spent? You decide.
I also picked up a novel that Lori recommended at her blog "I Just Finished Reading..." and am about halfway through it. Though I'm enjoying the story to a certain extent, I'm not as madly in love with it as she it. It's frustrating that I'm unable to find books that really engage me anymore. Since most folks out there are raving about certain novels, it must be me and not the writing. That's discouraging...
And so was the (yester)day of my life... What have you been up to?
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