Progress Update: Um. ZERO! Cuz I suck.

I tried another new recipe last night and it was really good. It was this lemon-mustard pork chop. I was pleased with it. I also tried to cook collard greens for the first time and yeah, um, NO. I’m a good Southern girl and so you’d think I could make things like collard greens and gravy and deep fried anything. I pretty much can except for the collard greens. The recipe I had would have been good had I cooked it right but apparently, I did not. I scored the hell out of my pan. And it stank. And the greens were black. And disgusting. I threw them away. I didn’t even try them.

Good thing I had back-up rice made.

Tonight I think we’re going with good old-fashions BLTs.

I’ve been mulling over some new contemporary stories as I was scrubbed my blackened pan, I came up with the opening line of the first book. And then that lead to a paragraph. I’ll be making some notes on this new series as soon as I can. I don’t want to lose it before I get it written down somewhere. One of the things I like about writing novellas is they’re short, they have lots of sex, and I can write them in about six weeks. That is, if I’m writing every single day and getting the words down.

This summer is brutal. I’m trying to stay motivated but the heat is killer. I swear I feel like I’m goig to burst into flame just walking to my car. And the office is like 29 degrees inside, so it’s a total shock to walk outside into Hell’s Inferno. Gotta love Texas! I keep telling myself that.

In other news… I have booked our honeymoon! We’re going on a 5-day cruise to… the Caribbean! I’m SO excited about that. We’ll be stopping in three lovely ports. I have my big sister to thank for talking me into the trip (they’re Cruise Junkies). Less than six months to go! WOOHOO!

Okay that’s it for me. I’m off to work. Stay cool!

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.