The Weekend That Wasn’t
This weekend, I didn’t go to the Washington Romance Writers all-day Saturday meeting (which was held two blocks from my home.) And I didn’t go to the Ross King lecture on Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, down at the National Gallery. And I didn’t take in the Durer exhibit, which closed yesterday. And I didn’t see any of the handful of movies-in-theater that I have on my “that looks interesting list”. And I didn’t catch up with friends or relatives by way of email.
But I *did* write 10,000 words on SINGLE WITCH’S SURVIVAL GUIDE, including the most important two words in the book: “The End”. And I did edit the first 40,000 words of that book, discovering that the first two chapters were actually *great* (after having a rough birthing process), and the next five have been made great.
And I watched the movie A Late Quartet on DVD, resulting in literally hours of discussion about friends, family, art, and aging.
And I attended a Nationals game (the wrong one for the weekend, alas, as they lost when they shouldn’t have).
And I outlined the heroines in my next series of books (more on that soon).
And I read part of a friend’s manuscript and offered some editorial notes that I was told are helpful.
And I’m ready to face the rest of this week — a few days of hard labor, finishing the revisions on SINGLE WITCH (which will then head out to beta readers on its expedited schedule for publication on August 13!)
So, really? Not a bad weekend, when you consider all of it!
How about you? Good? Bad? Ugly?