Quote du Jour:
â€œAll I have is sarcasm and a gun.â€
–Grace Hart, Miss Congeniality
So.. on Sunday my husband was being cagey with questions about how much notice I would need to give to take a few days off work. Of course, when I questioned it, he refused to answer. But yesterday, he called me (heâ€™s in DC) and said the surprise was he wanted to take me to Vegas for a weekend toward the end of October.
He said he just couldnâ€™t figure out how to make it a surprise when there was so much arranging to do.
Iâ€™m so excited! Looks like October is shaping into a really fun month. The first weekend, Iâ€™ll have my writerâ€™s retreat then the last weekend VEGAS.
This will be the first trip weâ€™ve taken as a couple since we went camping five years ago. All other trips weâ€™ve been on have been with other people. Not that Iâ€™m complaining! Itâ€™s always fun to go with other people, but weâ€™re looking forward to having a trip with just the two of us.
On the writing front, I finished my novella yesterday! It was great to finally type THE END. Looking back, I really wrote it rather quickly. It only took me a month and a half and part of that time I was still working on the adventure serial. AND in between there Iâ€™ve rewritten the first few chapters of the fantasy romance. So WOO! Great progress there.
Anyway, I polished up the cover letter, the synopsis is ready, and now I just have to re-read the first three chapters. Iâ€™d like to get it submitted by the end of the week. Then I can work on editing the remainder of the manuscript. If it gets accepted, I hope they let me give them ideas for cover art because I know exactly what I want. Weâ€™ll see. Keep your fingers crossed!
This is the first in the Coffee House Chronicles. I have the second one underway already and am thinking of doing a synopsis/outline of sorts just to give me somewhat of an idea of where Iâ€™m going with it. I have about two pages of the second installment done.
No writing last night. Went over to my good friendâ€™s house to give her an early birthday present. She liked. We visited while my kid played with her dog. 🙂
Got home and watched part of the hockey game. I donâ€™t like the new rules. Too many penalties and the shoot out is kinda dumb. But it was good to see my men in skates again. Stars won the game 6-4 but lost the shoot out.
Your Shakespearean Insult of the Day: Thou errant pottle-deep mammet!