I've been awful at responding to folks lately, but this morning I feel a bit more on an even keel again. I'll be able to start stalking ... er... visiting your blogs again, I think and I also wanted to answer some questions and respond to some comments that were asked over the past few days.
Feel free to throw things at me, but ...
This story is actually finished, so do I really want to change an integral plot point and then have to completely rewrite the entire thing?
Uh, are you going to send it out in its current state? If not ...
Charity and I have a bit of a history where she calls me on something and then challenges me and I grumble and then listen to her. Because, folks, she's an awesome writer.
So, yeah, C you're right as always. *G* It's just that unlike SOME very strange folks (**cough** YOU **cough**), I hate editing. But when it needs doing, it needs doing. Bother.
Have a friend looking over one of them to see if she can see where I can cut 30K to make it Harlequin length.
And then there's NaNoWriMo (oops, sorry).
Cut THIRTY-THOUSAND WORDS? Holy smokes... good luck with that.
And, you don't live so far away I can't come and smack you for the NaNoWriMo thing. Just saying.
MomJane and Dru had similar thoughts:
How do you keep up with everything? I couldn't even begin to remember all the things you are involved in.
I don't know how you do all that you do, but I would be tired and looking for a 48-hour day.
I'm a HUGE multi-tasker and I seldom sit still. I don't find relaxing, well, relaxing. Taking time off is stressful for me. But, I would really like a 48-hour day.
Wendi Zwaduk said:
I'm up for doing JaNaNo with you.
YAY!!! I'll make a note of it and send out an invite to the blog when we're ready.
Cleo Coyle also writes the ghost mystery series I've been reading, just under the name Alice Kimberly. :)
Woo Hoo! That's great, because I really enjoy her voice. Adding her to my list of things to read... eventually.
Hope your school year is AWESOME! What curriculum are you going to use?
We're using Abeka's DVD curriculum. It's fantastic -- sort of cheating, IMHO, but I get the best of both worlds: she'd being taught by a trained teacher AND I get to keep my finger on the pulse of her schooling and stay involved. I even enjoy watching the classes, and will sit in with her now and then.
In other news, I got DD enrolled in the art class for this semester. She's excited. So am I. I think she's really going to enjoy it.
The Y still doesn't have its fall schedule online, so that may be a bust for us. And, I've called and left messages for the leader of the 4H group we wanted to join, but haven't gotten a call back yet. If I don't hear this week, I'm going to call the headquarters again and ask for their help.
AND... the part for my washer came in yesterday. I have a repair appointment for this Saturday. I hope it works, because I do NOT like not having a washer in the house. My SIL has graciously opened her laundry room to us, and though I am very thankful, it's just not the same.
Your Defense Mechanism is Humor
When life gets you down, you just have to laugh. And that's a very healthy reaction.
It's not that you don't take your problems seriously. You do. You just don't let them control you.
You are able to make the best of things, even when things look very, very bleak.
Some people may consider your sense of humor to be dark, but it has served you well!
Hmmm... sort of right...