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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Back to the salt mines soon, but not yet...

As I continue my little series of posts on the things we writers do after we turn in our manuscripts, I see a little blot of work approaching on my calendar. I got an email from my editor with some overview-type comments on Saturday. She said that the edited manuscript was in the mail to me. This means that there's some work winging its way in my direction, but it ain't here yet.

So what did I do today? I took my daughter swimming. I've lived in this town since 1987 and I've never been to the big public pool at Westside Park. So we pulled on our bathing suits and drove over there. (No, there will be no photodocumentation.) I swam a few laps. (Very few.) We laid out in the sun, which is a pointless endeavor in these cancer-sensitive times when even the weakest tanning oil is SPF 8, but we did it anyway. It was fabulous.

I've been too busy luxuriating in the feeling of finishing two books to actually blog about how wonderful it is, so maybe I'll stretch this series out through next week, when I'll be working on those edits. Maybe it will assuage the pain if I take occasional breaks to reminisce with you people about time spent frolicking and carefree.

Since I elected not to burn your retinas with photos from our pool jaunt, I'll close with photos of something else pleasant with which I've occupied my time: my little granddaughter. :) In the meantime, I think I'll do something pointless like organize the sheet music that I've been accumulating since I was eight...

Mary Anna


  1. Organizing sheet music from "since you were 8" sounds really daunting. Glad you enjoyed your Westside Pool jaunt. I need to spend some of my frolic time this summer reading the books of yours that I have not yet read! Will send you a message about getting our Floodgates copy. Blessings!!!

  2. Some of that music is from Godspell. :)

    Just send me a message with your address and I'll get the book out to you.

  3. Beautiful granddaughter! I am lucky enough to have four grandchildren. The oldest just turned four and they can make you smile through the pain.

  4. Congratulations on the grandbabies! I have two, a 3-year-old grandson and the little 5-month-old charmer pictured above. I'll be seeing both of them next month, and I can't wait!

  5. Congratulations..your granddaughter is very cute and beautiful..
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