Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Why I'm a chicken!

I spent Presidents day alternately procrastinating by cleaning my house and writing.

I know I've mentioned that I'm working on a new book. This one isn't fiction, it's about my mother and the rest of the female side of the family. Sometimes the work flows and other times I find myself surrounded and overwhelmed by emotions. Which leads to my husband peering at me from the safety of his computer desk in the corner to see if I'm really ok.

And sometimes that's debatable as I wipe my eyes and I keep typing. According to my best-est Bud, "this book isn't just a book it's a twelve step program."

It's been ten years since my mother passed away and I'm just now coming to terms with that loss.  I know it's been ten years, but the truth is I live in a completely different country. And so much has happened since then that I've managed to take a huge distant step away from her death.

And while I've stopped crying at random moments in the day or at a Five for Fighting's superman. I haven't really dealt with all of my grief.

So I've take a huge step. Well, really a half step, but I chickened out on making the phone call I wanted to make. This weekend I will screw up my courage and take up the phone and hope that I can make myself understood, without sounding like a blubbering idiot.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

In the writing cave.

I'm deep in the writing cave. Mostly it's just me throwing up words onto the page, and I know I'm going to have to go back and clean it up. But, that's OK this is just a first draft. So from the writing cave I wave at you and I hope that this week is going well for you.

Ok Had to update the blog  before I went back to writing. I give you Theodora Goss's post Value Yourself
It pertains to you even if you're not a writer.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Movie crushes!

I have a thing for Matt Damon.

The Bourne Ultimatum IMDb

I have a thing for Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. Maybe it's the whole, man trying to live his life, yet his past keeps intruding thing. But i really appreciate the Character and the story.
What movies or character do it for you?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Playing catch up.

I've been in the writing cave for most of last week as well as this one. I did emerge for the weekend, are you ready for the run down.

My Friend Katie's baby shower. (OK major friend pimpage here)

Then on to my next door neighbors  30th wedding anniversary party (Go Geno and Karrie), but before I forget at the same time we had to have grandma drop off the youngest at one of her school friends for a birthday party.

We then ended up at our friend Brian's birthday Party. We celebrated at Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe. Where the food was good, the company great and the entertainment awesome. 
Jimmy and Eckhard
Added to that my sister in law is in from Maui and I'm working on a new novel that is near and dear to my heart. See you guys soon.