Hey happy blog readers. :) It's good to dip a toe in over here. This month has been crazy with getting all 4 of us back into the swing in our respective schools, Back to School Nights, Girl Scout camp, dance starting (Curly Jones' first year! Tootsie Roll is an old pro), and Tootsie Roll's birthday. Which meant I had to clean the house so family could come over. I do think I should make a monthly family party mandatory in my home, it really would make me scrub a lot more often. :)
Tootsie Roll turned 8 today (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTY CUTIE!) and it has been festivity central, including this out-of-this-world Greek Goddess cake created by my multitalented sister in law:
Here were Tootsie Roll and Curly Jones on party day:
Nothing is new on the writing front. Sadly, I reread the WiP that has been lingering listlessly in its infancy over there on the right with a totally stagnant status bar, and I have pretty much lost interest in it. I mean, I think it has potential, but it is lacking in voice. It's going to need to be started over and I don't have the energy to revive it just now. I do have a little wisp of a new idea dancing around in my head. I think I may just write a scene or two that are bouncing around in my brain and see what happens. I don't have anything plotted out yet, but I have found that plotting before writing is my worst enemy. I am better at going with the flow because I tend to plot too hard and overanalyze and overwhelm myself right out of writing the thing. We'll see what happens... October may be a better writing month once school routines are settled as they are becoming. I'd love to take a real crack at NaNo, but November is hard because of all the school assessments and conferences and we host Thanksgiving. 50,000 words is hard in a good month, lol, and November is not a good writing month. But never say never... so I'll say we'll see instead.
Otherwise, I am hearing from some of the people who know me well that this new blog layout is not me and they want the old one back. Ha! I am sort of feeling that, too... I like that I have more writing space and I've tried this new one to help me out of my writing funk, but it doesn't fit me as nicely as my old one did. So you may see the return of the striped socks soon. We'll see about that, too. :)
Anyway, I taught my first graders to use periods as stop signs at the end of sentences today, so at least someone is writing productively! ;)