Monday, March 14, 2011

Jumping Back In

You can see why I codename my son "Superman". Leaping into water at the From Here to Eternity Beach
I'm back from family face-time in Hawaii, of all places. We had an unbelievably great time, with many adventures. It would be hard not to have a great time there. All since it was a family reunion, it was even more fun.Cousins everywhere for my kids to play with. It was a fantastic break from a snowy winter.

I'm sure I will find other opportunities to shamelessly post pictures. But, now, I'll bang the gavel on the Monday Meeting.

My goal: I am going to sit down, brush aside the jetlag (and daylight savings hour loss--urgh!) and plunge ahead with writing. I'm torn between making headway on my revision, and writing forward in my dystopian, so I just might do both. I'm hoping to take it hour by hour, and really make progress this week.

And, if I don't, I have a couple crit partners who just might kick my butt.

What plans do you have for the week? Are you surviving the winter? Have you hit any stumbling blocks for your writing? Are you ready to leap right in? 


  1. Sounds like a wonderful vacation! Are you going to nescbwi this year?

  2. J--I can always count on you.

    Laura--I am going. Mainly Saturday I think. Let's meet up (if you'll be there then as well.)

  3. Love the photo. I wouldn't mind being there right about now. :)

  4. How great that you were in Hawaii! I can imagine getting back into the swing of things will be a bit difficult. :-) I'm trying to stay calm as I chip away at my very long To Do list. It will all get done. It will all get done...

  5. at a previous job i knew a woman who had a Macside sticky note on her desktop that read, "Do something every day that scares you." I'd hate to see what kinds of things would end up on your son's list.

    i'm doing zero writing right now. i finished my comments on the first draft of my CP's new book and I'm eagerly awaiting the in-document comments from my hopefully-soon-to-be agent that should arrive in my inbox sometime tomorrow.

    (i've been anticipating the latter for two months now and it's getting to be quite draining)

    glad to hear you had a great time!

    -- Tom

  6. The beach is called From Here to Eternity??? I'm pretty sure that I need to go to that beach right now!! Sounds just plain awesome (and Superman looks just plain awesome in that photo!)

    Yay for brushing aside your jetlag and plunging ahead! UPWARD AND ONWARD!

  7. So glad you're back, OMG Hawaii?!?

    I'm jealous mostly because I'm so darn cold. All. The. Time.

    I'll be at NESCBWI too, so let's have a Meet Up there!

  8. Boys are fearless. I credit this quality with their ability to shorten the lifespan of the average mother through frequent application of small heart attacks.

    I'm embarking on a beta read and a shredding of the MS. You know the kind...sort of like the muscle breakdown that happens between harsh workouts but results in stronger muscles!

  9. Great photo! That water looks so refreshing. We're going to the Big Island in May, so I don't feel too jealous. Good luck with your writing goals!

  10. Your boy is my kind of man. And I mean that in a not weird way. :)

    *pines for a cliff to jump off of and an ocean to land in*

    You sound like me on the editing/moving forward with other writing projects.

    My goals this week:

    Finish the first draft of my Beauty and the Beast retelling

    Begin transcribing aforementioned retelling to the computer

    Plot out random idea that has slunk into my head just this morning....

    Work on my urban fantasy

    We'll see how much of that actually gets done...

  11. Sounds like a great trip. Glad you're back. I'm working on blog things and hopefully outlining my new project.

  12. We didn't quite reach Hawaii-like temps, but we did break freezing up here today - in fact it was a gorgeous day!! The snow's starting to disappear :)

  13. Tracey--I definitely wanted to stay a couple of more weeks! What paradise!

    Anna--It will get all done. (And working from a list helps!!) And if something doesn't get done, then my guess is that it doesn't need to get done!!

    Tom--Yes, he is fearless! I'm sorry that the waiting game is stressful--I'm sure it will be well worth it in the end!!

    Marisa--It's named that because that movie was filmed there. It was very cool! Upward and Onward indeed!!

    Kris--we had been meaning to go for three years now--my brother is working for the navy there. But this was the best year to go--seeing the sun after all this snow was amazing and wonderful. Let's hope spring is right around the corner!!

    MG--Have fun! You'll get to see VOLCANOES!!! I'd love to see pictures of that!!

    A. Grey--my little man is such fun to be around! I am really interested to hear how your mss change when you enter them into the computer--do you edit as you go? I always thought that I would write that way, but I am addicted to the keyboard now.

    T--I've been missing you!!

    Natalie--I'm glad to be back. Good luck on the blog stuff--so exciting! And a new project?! Sweet!

    Jemi--I love snow, but I also love to see it go, change of season is magical!!

  14. Laurel--(having somehow skipped your comment...) I attribute all my gray hair to my son's antics. :) And I love your analogy to building muscles. You have a way with words!