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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, August 16th, 2009

I’ll get back to the rock. Promise.

This past week I pounded out two chapters on the sexy, as yet unnamed, ménage and wrote a 13-page fairytale called The Obedient Wife, which I submitted for a call for submission. I’ll let you know how that goes. I spent two 14-hour days in front of the computer Thursday and Friday because I didn’t want to slide on either of my goals. And I’m feeling it today—I woke up with back and neck aches and my right hand feels like someone stomped on it. I know, cry me a river.

Friday night was my monthly FAR Live Chat. Thanks to everyone who came. And congrats to Amy and Cathie on their prize wins!

Yesterday, I attended the Diamond State Romance Authors monthly meeting in Little Rock. We’ve got a slate of officers for 2010, and I’m nominated again to be Program Chair. If anyone has ideas for a dynamic topic I can add to the schedule for next year’s meetings, I’d appreciate it, because the well done dried up.

Sis came down for the meeting and followed me home for the night. We spent an hour and a half in the pool where she regaled me with her favorite Jeff Dunham routines. Had to finally get out of the water because one more joke and I would have had to add more chlorine.

This next week, it’s more writing, and I really do need to do a little shopping for the trip I’m taking September 1st. I’ll be heading to Seattle to a retreat on a lake with six writer buddies. Squee! And the 5-year-old starts kindergarden. God, I hope the teacher doesn’t have to send home a note with her on the first day. She told her mother the day before yesterday that when Mom died she’d bring daisies to put on her headstone, but that Mom would have to stick her hand out of the dirt to grab them. Think she might be a “Mini-Me” in the making?

Back to that rock…

I went outside the meeting yesterday (yes, to have a cigarette!) and strolled past the vacant lot next to the library. This bright red rock lay on the flat dirt and gravel and I couldn’t resist hefting it back to the meeting. (Who does that?!) It’s big, my empty coffee cup is pretty large. I don’t know what I want to do with it, but it matches my bedspread.

6 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. Brandy Walker
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      · August 16th, 2009 at 10:22 am · Link

    The rock might be just a bit too hard for a pillow.

    Chat was great last night. It seemed like a lot more people this time around.

    I’m in the process of watching a terribly acted movie on SyFy called Bram Stoker’s Way of the Vampire. Man I hope it get better soon.



  2. Delilah Devlin
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      · August 16th, 2009 at 10:41 am · Link

    Brandy! I have to figure out how to draw more people to the chat. If you have any ideas… But it was a lot of fun and some people came I haven’t seen before. So nice. I love terrible SyFy movies—my guilty pleasure. But even I didn’t set the DVR to record that one! :eek:



  3. Masha Holl
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      · August 16th, 2009 at 10:50 am · Link

    I’m famous in my family for watching “bad” action movies. I tell them that when I want art, I read.

    Well, except for LOTR. That one has it all.

    Chat was fun. I wish I had a retreat to go to soon. I guess I’ll have to make one up.

    I could come and give a talk to your chapter…



  4. Delilah Devlin
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      · August 16th, 2009 at 12:41 pm · Link

    Masha! We’d love to have you but it’s a helluva drive!



  5. Masha Holl
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      · August 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm · Link

    :cry: I know. And the cars are old. And the family is clingy. What to do??



  6. Wesley Nichols
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      · August 16th, 2009 at 3:18 pm · Link

    Do you think you will be able to work on your Viking/Nordic series soon?