Tuesday, June 23, 2009

last lesson of summer

Paul has his last violin lesson tomorrow until September. I've really been enjoying the 18th-century music he's been playing. Those Minuets by Bach are pretty inspiring writing-wise, though my characters are too busy trying to stay alive to dance much:) Paul likes his fiddle tunes best and high-tailed it to the general store down the road this weekend to earn a little spending money. His best friend saw him and said, "I can't believe you're doing this!" But we all do what we love to do, I guess, whether it's fiddling, writing, cooking, or otherwise. Even if other folks think we're crazy:)

We've finally finished with homeschooling for this school year. Paul woke up this morning and wanted to celebrate by having pizza for breakfast. Luckily we had a pepperoni one in the freezer and he was thrilled. This isn't the norm for us and I stuck to my Starbucks and granola bar. Wyatt finished the rest of the pizza for lunch and then for dinner I made one of those wilted spinach salads with bacon and some green onions out of the garden. If you've never had it, it goes very well with grilled chicken and pasta. Don't forget the watermelon for dessert. Wonderful!

But mostly I've been writing. When I need a break I take a walk or go check the mail. Lots of wonderful books out there right now. James Scott Bell's Revision and Self-Editing showed up in my mailbox today, only I'm so busy writing I don't have time to read!

Book Update: Romantic Times Book Review has given The Frontiersman's Daughter a starred rating and I am thrilled! God is so good! This is my first bonafide book review so thought I'd share it here if anyone is interested in the process. It's certainly proving interesting! Now back to all that writing and revising.

The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say a brain surgeon.
-Robert Cormier


  1. i don't know where you find those quotes!! this one actually made me chuckle out loud! ha ha
    my niece plays the fiddle and my favorites are her Irish dance jigs. It's fun to listen to her play.

  2. I have so many books of quotes and love them, if you couldn't tell:) So glad your niece plays fiddle! I sometimes think it's a dying art we must keep alive. Wish I could play myself!