Delicious Chocolate Cookie

So I’m sitting in the office with the lights turned off and the fan on and the AC cranked up and I’m drinking iced tea and I just finished eating a delicious chocolate cookie. All completely necessary information, I know. But hey, it’s hot out, and I gotta stay cool and hydrated, and who WOULDN’T want a delicious chocolate cookie? See, it all makes sense.

At any rate, on to the big writing news of the week!

***drumroll***

I started that huge novel rewrite!! It’s for a novel I first wrote back in 2006 for NaNoWriMo, and I feel like it’s a story that needs telling and I want to try again and see if I can get it right this time! There’s an enormously long way to go, and a lot of big decisions I’ve gotta make along the way, but I have a good start so far and I’m pretty excited about it.

As for that short story, I’ve decided to leave it alone for a while. Writing is so weird. Sometimes things just need more time to gel, and I think that’s where this story is. I do think I’ll try again someday, but for now it needs to retreat into the subconscious and see if it can find a plot and some character development. Um, yeah…

I finished reading Dark Lord of Derkhelm earlier this week, and I just loved it. I’m always so impressed/amazed/inspired by Diana Wynne Jones. She wrote so many books during her lifetime and they’re all so witty and strange and wonderful. She’s a FANTASTIC storyteller. Dark Lord is just about up there with Fire and Hemlock and Howl’s Moving Castle for me. I’ve read a ton of her books, but not all of them yet, which I need to remedy. I aspire to be as creative and productive as Diana!

And speaking of productive, I think I might go work on that novel revision for a while……

Cheers, and stay cool out there!!

P.S. Why is the tea all gone??

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