Writing – novel: Finished chapter eight and intent to begin chapter nine after this post. Have decided chapter nine will be the concluding chapter in this act even though I had originally intended on ten chapters per act…but the events in chapter nine are perfect to move into act two. It’s going to be a big, messy, overwhelming chapter to write, but also one of the more fun ones, I think. It will probably take me a few weeks to complete. Oh, and I decided time-wise it DOES work if Ben served in Somalia instead of Iraq so I don’t have to redo my time line. Anyway, chapter nine is exciting – I get to introduce a conflict character, some hidden journals, the sender of the mysterious postcard…but in all honesty I’m looking most forward to completing it so I can dig into act 2, which is will be chapters from when Anna and Ben fell in love and it will develop Michael (Anna’s dad) more fully as well. Today I think I’m just going to write the opening line of chapter nine so it’s started for the weekend.
Writing, other: n/a
Reading: Firefly Lane is a terrible book. I found myself groaning during some of the writing. Finally S. said “You wouldn’t watch a bad movie all the way through so why keep reading?” I shelved it! I never stop reading books, so I’m all very liberated today. I’ll put it on book mooch if I ever join or donate it to a library sale or something. Still reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and still loving it – she’s transformed the way I cook greens and I am dying to try her wild mushroom/asparagus bake. S. and I are going to the farmers market in the morning for a few choice items (mostly, we have food from last week) – I’m looking for rhubarb!
Blogging: I am pleased with my regularity yet disappointed in my content.