Sunday morning pajama post

October 16, 2011 @ 7:42 am | Filed under: ,

Another quiet week here on the blog. I don’t think I’ve had a week so light on Bonny Glen posts since my Lilting House days! This field has been fallow because all my writing energies have gone elsewhere, and that’s a good thing, of course.

My garden has been neglected, too. Took me all week to remember to prop up the flopping morning glories. And I hadn’t noticed the yellow rose is blooming. Two great big blossoms had gone brown at the edges before I even noticed they existed. And my front yard looks like every spider in Southern California decided to decorate our place for Halloween. I need to go out there with a broom, but the thought makes me feel like Aunt Sponge. Or is it Aunt Spiker?

I’m still enjoying Glitch. When I’m working, the repetitive tedium of mining occupies the fussy part of my brain while the thinky part works on a tricky bit of dialogue, or a thorny pacing issue. When I’m not working, I enjoy the quests and—amusingly—the cooking. If real-life cookery were as simple as clicking on a pot, I’d be a regular Paula Deen.

I have lots of books to write about! A big Rillabooks post in the making. Maybe this evening, depending on the direction the day goes. I’m taking a computer break for most of today…got a hot date with a bunch of Cybils graphic novel nominees.

In fun booksy news, I got a peek at cover sketches for two of my upcoming books this week! One is a beginning reader, and I wish I had a photo of Rilla’s face when the sketch loaded on my screen. Big wide delighted smile, big gasp. “Oh, Mommy, they’re DORABLE!” she cried, referring to the characters. And this was before she puzzled out the title and realized it was Mommy’s book. She was this story’s first audience, and it’s been source of great joy to me that sometimes when I ask what book she’d like me to read her, she’ll ask for “the one that’s on your computer.”

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  1. sarah says:

    Oh how lovely, to have your child appreciate your story so much! (Mine is too young still for my writing.)

    Sorry about your roses, but I guess one way to look at it is that they were blooming for themselves, and the bees, so it didn’t matter that you didn’t see them in time. 🙂

  2. Amy @ Hope Is the Word says:

    How gratifying it must be to share your own book with your own children!

    I can’t wait to see (& read!) what you’ve been working on!

  3. Tabatha says:

    That IS the best compliment of all!

  4. Ellisa Barr says:

    I’m hooked on Glitch based on your recommendation! I haven’t been to bed before 1am since I started… I just bought my first house, and planted the garden.

    Not sure if you want someone sending you treats in the mail, but if so, my name there is Delorean. Thanks for your great review on Geekmom. I make games for a living, but I would have missed this one without your tip.