The sun is finally shining - it's officially summer here! The wind is also blowing the chairs off the deck which makes me long for a calm front porch like this one:) And some sunflowers and a cat, to boot. We do have a black and white kitty called Oreo (formerly Domino). The boys couldn't make up their minds which name they liked best, so of course the edible version won out.
This is the time of year I dream of porch swings and lightning bugs and sweet tea and sunshine. Not deadlines and editing and such. It's wonderful to have a new book out, however. I've been rereading my favorite scenes in Courting Morrow Little on the run. But since this isn't a Morrow post, I won't go there:)
It was a busy, crazy weekend with a bridal shower and two fiddling/violin gigs, a fishing trip for Wyatt and Randy and church activities. Glad every weekend isn't so busy. All I want now is some iced tea with lemon and a good book to read on the porch - um, deck. This is Wyatt's first day home for the summer and the boys have already ridden their bikes to the little general store down the road while I whipped up some chicken salad, faced my laundry pile, critiqued a chapter for dear Lori B., answered email, and am now ready to edit again.
I'm about to snatch a discarded scene from CML to insert in TCL. Sound crazy? Maybe I'm the only writer who does this? I doubt it:) Those deleted scenes, or outtakes, as I think they're called in the movies, come in quite handy. I've decided they have one too many dances/frolics in TCL. But what other options do you have penned up in a fort 24/7?! Best not go there either!
I'm going to show you a little of Morrow's world later on this week with some pictures of the Red River area. And I'll pick our first giveaway winner this Friday.
I have a question for you readers:) One Facebook friend suggested I begin a quarterly newsletter (instead of or in addition to this blog). So I'm wondering which you favor? Blogs or newsletters ? Since you, the reader, are the reason I write, I'd love to know!