Thursday, April 22, 2010

A few things to be thankful for on this Thursday

1. My husband spent 3+ hours yesterday working on our broken oven, half of it in odd positions that aren't especially helpful to his already sore back. And, yes, he fixed it!! Hundreds of dollars saved - hooray! He always jokes, if you can't be handsome, you better be handy. Honey, I think you're both.

2. I am so proud of my 15 YO son and his efforts on the HS tennis team. I don't think he ever imagined how much work it is being a HS athlete. Days they have matches, he is gone from 7 am until 8 pm. He is tired and sore a lot of the time, but he's keeping his grades up and every match, I can see that his tennis skills are getting better and better. And man, is the boy FIT! A lean, mean tennis machine, he is!

3. On the writing front, I am busy, and I'm thankful for the time I've had to write this week. I'm rewriting a tween/young YA to be a MG, based on feedback we've received on the book. Which means I'm basically writing an entire new book. Plus, I'm hoping to get 3-4 chapters done of another MG idea along with a synopsis done in the next couple of weeks. My in-laws are coming today to watch S. play tennis this evening, which means I have cleaning to do and a bed to make and groceries to buy. I hope I can get a few hours of writing squeezed in there.

4. Two library events coming up that I want to share here, in case I'm too busy writing in the next week to blog!

Thursday, 4/29 Sherwood Public Library, 6:30 - I will talking about and reading from IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES

Saturday, 5/1 Corvallis Public Library, 4:00 - A panel about writing YA with Suzanne Young and Lisa Madigan

Come and see me!!!

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