Monday, April 16, 2012

No catchy blog title today...

I thought up several, but they'd been done before so rather than waste too much time on a title, I figured I'd go straight for the blog.

Catching up...

a) My writer friends and I had a lovely time Saturday afternoon/evening visiting and doing a little brainstorming/plotting. The food was good too.

b) The home improvement project schedule has slowed down some after a visit with a counselor Friday regarding our oldest daughter's return home. But we're still making progress even if it's slower.

c) On the home improvement front, Sonshine's closet has been painted. He and I will be going through all the stuff we pulled out of it--old notebooks and binders, toys, books, etc. What he wants to keep will find new homes in storage containers or bookshelves.

The kitchen just needs a tiny bit more work, a few minutes' worth of paint touch-up, and a few decorator touches and it will be done. Today, the dishwasher will be diagnosed and, hopefully, repaired. YAY! It's been so nice to walk into my kitchen now that it's almost finished. It looks finished even though it's not really.

d) We received more rain yesterday morning, which was welcome, though our yard is still saturated. I just hope central Texas, where our fireworks store is, is also getting some much needed precipitation.

e) Revisions are going pretty well. Yesterday, between laundry and painting, I worked on my manuscript. Most of the things I worked on were easy surface fixes. In addition, I was able to add just over 600 new words, which also pushed my total word count up over 22K. This morning I began the more in depth revisions. So far, so good. It was a very productive morning. And after Saturday's session, I am getting closer to having a handle on the plot for the second book, which I will start working on next Sunday.

f) No decisions yet on whether or not to move. We also discussed this with the counselor and she said not to do it on our daughter's account. If we want to/need to for other reasons then fine. The second biggest reason was/is getting Sonshine into a better school.

Well, I think that's it for now. Time to get the work week started.

How was your weekend?


Molly Cannon said...

Wow, Jen! You're busy, but it sounds like you're accomplishing a lot. I need to follow your example.

Jen FitzGerald said...

Hey, Molly, good to see you around the blog-o-sphere!