Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Back to Work

The past two weeks have been hectic. We were in Tennessee for doctors appointments. That is plural, three doctors. We covered all of them, medical, dentist and optometrist. We had them scheduled in two days, then we packed and moved more things up here.

Our dining room table is here, minus three chairs. We'll get them when we go back. About all of the big stuff is here, except one bed and dresser. The house looks so empty upstairs. The basement is another story. We'll be going through it when we go back.

My optometrist was so excited when she realized I did not have to have any glasses, except reading glasses. I can get those at the Dollar Tree for one dollar. I could read the bottom line of the chart and it was wonderful. After fifty-seven years of wearing glasses, it is wonderful not to have to. I still try to put them on when I get up and I'm constantly taking them off when I pull something over my head. I'm doing better. I just look at the bedside table now instead of reaching for the glasses.

Now to my writing. It is going so good. I entered the Genesis contest again. Maybe three's a charm. I have an edit to correct today and I've drug out my first manuscript. It's a Women's Fiction and I am excited about it. It's like meeting your first love again. I still like the story. It will probably be a novella, but that's okay. I'm not trying for a long book with it. It's hard to write 100,000 words.

I've also gone back to Callie's Mountain and adding senses to it. I forget about smell and I leave that out. Sandi keeps telling me not to forget the senses.

It's past time for me to get to work. I try to start writing by nine o'clock and it's a little after that now. No more play time. So, off to work I go. Isn't it great to not have to drive to work? I love it!


  1. Hi Katt,
    It is good to hear that your writing is going well. I know what a benefit Sandi can be.

    When you learn the secret of getting all five senses into a novel that first time through let me know. It is almost like I have to go through the manuscript five times to get it all into it.
    If you have time visit She has an intersting conversation going on about what to write and what not to write. Most of her followers are young but it is revealing of how they think.

    I look forward to hearing more about your new home. You have moved to another place full of interesting history.

    Blessings in Christ,
    A J Hawke Interview with Judith Miller and book giveaway

  2. Yes, we are learning the history of this lake area. It is beautiful. Tater Day is coming up in a couple of weeks. That has been going on since the 1840's. People used to bring their different potatoes to town on the first Monday in April and swap them for need seedlings. They don't do that anymore, but they still have the celebration. We are close to part of the Trail of Tears also. It is interesting to learn all the history here. Although it is not quite as old as where we came from. It's hard to compete with Davy Crockett's grandfather's burial place.
    I will look at JennyBJones. I do like her books. I have bought them for the grandchildren. Have a good day.