Instead of Blogging…

I’ve spent the past week and a half:

  • wrapping and unwrapping gifts.
  • baking and eating cookies.
  • playing Monopoly, Apples to Apples, CatchPhrase, and a strangely addictive Nerf target shooting game.
  • ice skating.
  • visiting with my parents, who made our whole Christmas by coming to visit.
  • getting ready for my husband’s family, a great number of whom will arrive to ring in the New Year with us in festive, noisy fashion tomorrow.
  • reading grownup books (I just got an ARC of Jamie Ford’s HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET, and it’s delicious so far.)
  • reading kids’ books (E and I are in the middle of THE MAGIC HALF by Annie Barrows and loving it.)
  • hanging out on the sun porch, which is a treat because we don’t always keep it heated in the winter time and because it has this view on winter mornings before anyone else is awake.

  • And writing!  The sun porch has been my office this week. I finally finished my new MG novel, SUGAR ON SNOW.  Those of you who took part in JoNoWriMo might remember that I meant to have the draft done by November 30th.  Then I meant to have it done by December 23rd.  Instead, I wrote the last chapter just after midnight on December 27th.  But it’s done before 2009, and that makes me very happy.  Anyone want to join me in a January Revision Club?

I hope your holiday season has been wonderful and fun and restful.   Happy New Year!  And may 2009 be the year all of your wishes come true.

10 Replies on “Instead of Blogging…

  1. Beautiful picture…reminds me of our old place in NH, except the sunrises were to the right and the sunsets to the left.

    And yes…would love to join you in a revision January. I promise to write the last half-chapter by the weekend, and then will get it ready to send out.

  2. What a scenic office!
    Sounds like you are having a blast during winter break 🙂 The Revision Club sounds like a great way to start the new year.

    Have a fantastic New Year!

  3. I need to join a revision club. Not only that, I need to scrap eleven chapters on an ongoing project, and I need to go back a change the style of the first chapter on a different project than that, though I’m not sure if it’s possible…

    I love the first chapter too much.

    Unfortunately, my senior reading contract won’t allow for it. I need to read the equivalent of twelve books by a certain time. It’s a major part of my grade. There are certain categories that need to be filled, and I’ve almost filled them all. Right now I’m reading the Forsyte Saga. It’s a Nobel Prize winner, written in 1921…

    I think…

  4. That is a beautiful picture. I’m a night owl, so I see more lovely sunsets than sunrises. :>)

    Congratulations on finishing the novel! It’s hard to get anything done during the holidays!