What I’m happy about: Daylight savings time coming this weekend. If daylight savings time is here, spring can’t be far, right? Can’t come soon enough around here. We’ve had rainy day after rainy day after rainy day. And that’s after so man snow and ice storms I can’t even count them. Even I, the original rain lover, am ready for some sunshine.
What I’m happy about #2: My upcoming writing retreat to Astoria, an historic coastal Oregon town. I mentioned it briefly last week, too, because I’m excited! There’s just something so energizing to getting away with the express purpose to write. I love it. And I’m hoping to eat some luscious oysters from Netarts Bay here.
What I’m reading: Commonwealth, which finally came in at the library. This novel by Ann Patchett has gotten mixed reviews but so far I like it. Though she writes in a very, for lack of a better word, deep style. She utilizes an incredibly close-in viewpoint, in which you are in the characters’ heads moment by moment, seeing the scene unfold step by step. It is intense, and fascinating, but I also feel like I have to read every word to follow it all. Lots of characters in this one, too, which requires much flipping back to figure out who’s who.
I’m also planning to take the first Clover Tate mystery, written by my friend Angie, to the beach next week. Because, A. it is set at the beach, and B. I may need some lighter reading.
What I’m writing: Backstory scenes for the romance novel I’m about to rewrite. I didn’t quite understand some of the aspects of my two main characters and this is helping me enormously.
What I’m happy about #3: My office! It is clean and organized, full of all my little things that I look at from my desk. They make me happy. After
years months of the space being in upheaval, I’m delighted it is organized at last.
Happy Friday! What’s going on with you?