Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I’m tired. I’m hungry. And I’ve been up all night. So today’s post are random tidbits about what’s been going on with me:

1.  The kids went back to school yesterday. I have three – a 10th grader, sixth grader, and a third grader. The hubby’s conveniently gone away on business. Yeah, I was up all night signing papers. I can’t remember any more why I was excited about them going back.

2.  I’m adding extra villainous traits to my villain/antagonist in my current WIP at the suggestion of my CP. You can never have a villain that is evil enough. Right now, this pen and paper to my right with my children’s names on them are the most evil, loathsome, inhumane things I’ve seen in a while.

3.  I’m so ready to stop editing I want to smack someone. Of course, I’m practicing patience. But the hubby better watch out around the 18th of every month. That’s all I’ve got to say about that…

4.  Pleasantly surprised about a new movie I’ve heard about, Magic Mike. Yeah, I know that title is something else, huh. It stares Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, and Matt Bomer. I could probably watch with the volume turned down. I’m wondering though, I usually see movies with the hubby, but I’m thinking he might not like this one too much.

5.  I’m thinking of writing a MG story. I haven’t decided yet, but I have a short story I never completed – I fell in love with the characters. A female protagonist who kicks some major butt and a nerd on a special mission- umm I’m thinking. Not sure right now all I can think about with any real clarity is snuggly up in my bed.

What are you up to? Let everyone know in the comments.

Have a great day. Read a book and laugh.


  1. MG is always fun to write. Good luck with it. I'm still dreading my daughter starting school in September. She doesn't go until the 7th. I'm going to miss having her home with me all the time.
    Right now I'm revising my YA novel and I'm doing some freelance editing. I have two books to edit this week. Ah!

  2. My children are still on hols for a couple of weeks. Today we have one of my seven year old son's friends round. As his father left, he said 'good luck'. Should I be worried?

    Also have a script to work on for a customer.

  3. Thanks Kelly. I'll miss having the kids home also. I didn't think I would but I do. Our house is never quiet except for at the witching hour. The quiet is weird to me now.

    Hi,Fi. Oh how I wish I had a few more days/weeks. It seems no matter how much I think I'm prepared I never really can fully prepare everything. Missing supplies, opps forgot to get that physical form signed, uh oh did I make the dentist appointment for the first day of school...Yeah, I wish I had more time. Good luck when your day comes round. LOL

  4. Yes, I'm feeling pretty scattered and random too. So here are some random responses. I agree that a villain should be more than less evil. I haven't heard of the moview you mention, but I just saw Tree of Life and Another Earth, both of which I'd recommend.

  5. Don't you feel so much better venting on the blog? It's really constructive and I feel you on the paper signing. There should be ways to email that stuff and stop it with the tree killing.

  6. Hey Tosh. Yes. I feel much better. It does help to vent to others who understand. And yes I really wish they would set up a different system for this. Ugh!!!! LOL

    Hey, Catherine. I heard of Tree of Life- I think. That's the one with Brad Pitt I think. I'd like to see it. Hadn't heard of the other one but I LOVE movies so I'll have to check it out. Thanks.

  7. Dawn, this post was a great way to let all of us know what you're up to! I like! I chuckled out loud at you watching the new movie with the voice turned down low. You and I both! I'm excited about your prospect of writing an MG story! The characters sound promising!


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