Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Reading Good Books

Today I did a no no. I finished one of the best young adult books I've ever read while waiting for my daughter to see the doctor. She walked in. I dabbed at my eyes and shrugged. "Warning. Don't finish a really wonderful but sad book while in the doctor's office--or any other public place, for that matter."

She laughed. I dabbed at my eyes some more.

The Great Wide Sea by W. H. Herlong is the book. He's a debut author with a great, really great first book. I want to be him!

But in the meantime, I'll get back to writing MY book tomorrow. And only hope I can crank out at least one great sentence.

Maybe two.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hello Again

Today at church, I was talking to a young mom who has a 4-year-old I used to teach in Sunday School. This mom is also a friend my oldest daughter knew in high school days. Somehow in the course of the conversation, she told me she has read my blog--but quickly added, "You don't write too often."


Actually, I was shocked she would even read my blog. I type these words on the screen. I post them. And I expect maybe my children will read them.

This blog is really supposed to be about my writing. Okay, so I'm obviously not writing on my blog, bit I AM still working on that novel I promised to complete.

That should trump blog writing any day...right?