Thursday, July 20, 2006

Shuffling Along

First things first:
My sister (in Jerusalem) is fine and I am grateful.

This is not a political blog, so you won't get much political ranting from me. (Not here, anyway.) I know, I know, it's really difficult to find that on the web.

So, you ask, what have I been doing since I haven't been blogging? I shall tell you.

Escapism, writing, living.

Escapism consisted of:

In Her Shoes, School of Rock, 1/2 of Sunset Boulevard, and none of Grizzly Man.

Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, and James Ellroy's Clandestine. (As previously mentioned.) All three are quite good. 'Maisie Dobbs' is a new British sleuth - a young woman setting up her P.I. practice in the years after WWI. Very interesting, with some unexpected character traits.

I am at over 50 000 words and 218 pages. Hooray. Hooray-ish?

Two chapters to go. I may have said that before, but I keep adding chapters. These last two chapters are the most difficult. Maybe because if I finish, I have to start (ugh, cough cough, whine) REVISING. Blech.

As for living, well... news to watch, bills to pay, jobs to contemplate (heh), etc.

More soon. Hopefully a completed (and too-short-by-half) first draft!
Are you ready?! I didn't think so...


tyroscribe said...

i ready!

Chanel said...

your writer's moxie is inspired. I have a cousin who is also a writer and I suggested to her to start a blog to just write and keep her skill set sharpened, but unfortunately, she wasn't buying it. Just thought I'd share that.

I love Jack Black! Wasn't School of Rock great?

And I am soooo with what you said on a previous post about having to learn to go to sleep at night and work in the day. I work for myself and I can't remember the last time that I was in bed before 3:30 am.

JuliaMazal said...

Yes - School of Rock was awesome!

Re: sleeping at night - no success yet!

I was inspired by my sister's weight-training blog to start my own blog. I find it helps keep me accountable. Working for yourself demands discipline - and keeping the blog helps me stay disciplined. I want to have updates to post, of course!

Btw, all - vote for Chanel here!