Good morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Monday May 11, 2015. The temperature is 57.3°F and the humidity is 57% at 4:53 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 with gusts of 0.7 mph. It was overcast when I stuck my head out and very quiet. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 80° today.
The next home improvement project is to paint the front entryway. It’s right next to the kitchen. There’s some blue in the kitchen floor pattern, so I thought blue in the entrance way and blue in the dining room area. Since the entryway is dark, we'd go with a light blue. It turned out to be almost the same color as in the guest bathroom, so we’re changing the that, but boy, just the little bit of color that make a lot of difference. It’s so much more cheery.
I started a blog as a repository for all my reviews both from here and from Examiner. I think it’s the straw that broke the camel’s back because now I don’t seem to be able to finish anything. Plus, I don’t know what I’m doing. I think because of all that, I’m going to scale back the time I spend here at least until Thurs. to get Siegfried chapter 2 ready for the critique group. This was problematic for me because when I read it recently, it was boring. I’m having to rewrite almost the entire thing.
I have only a couple more chapters in my friend’s unfinished manuscript to beta read so I’ll finish that up one chapter at a time. It shows a lot of promise, but he’s not doing things the way I would. Not that he has to.
Hope all the moms reading this had a nice Mother’s Day. I called my mother who lives out of state and sent her some black currant preserves—a little indulgence—from an import store. She always says she doesn’t want anything for holidays, but she loves that stuff. They also have cherry preserves that have the whole cherry. I have to be a little careful because she can’t have any jam with seeds in it.
If anyone is interested, my nascent blog is here .
There is also a page with the first chapter of my novel in-never-ending-progress here .
Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy. Hope the day brings you good things.
1. Beta read another chapter for J and send it on its way.
2. Finish revising (…and revising…) chapter 2 of Siegfried so that it’s ready for the critique group Thursday eve.
©2015 Denise Longrie
Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/manuscript-writing-notepad-write-203465/ by AlexVan