I am certainly glad to see Monday come, although the weekend was a good one. Saturday, we didn’t do much. Just the usual cleaning, playing, and entertaining bored kids. Sunday was our Wedding Anniversary. Six years (don’t ask why 2 out of 3 of our kids are older than our marriage — it’s one of those long, complex, blended family sagas) and they’ve been the best ones of my life. To celebrate, we went shopping. I know that sounds a little weird, but we don’t often get time “alone” and this way, we got a weekend errand done AND got to actually talk to each other. After the household stuff, we went looking for a new chair for me.
Since I spend so much time with my butt parked in one, we decided the wicker rocker that wasn’t good for anyone’s back or legs, needed to retire and we’d get a proper computer desk chair. After lots of sitting, and shopping, and more sitting, we picked one out. But, guess what? They didn’t have it in stock.
Grrr… luckily, there are two business supply stores in the area and the other one had two chairs in stock. So, we ditched our first set of dinner plans (Black Angus) to drive to Palmdale and pick up the chair. Proximity and time pretty much dictated our choice of dinner to a local Indian restaurant. Curry for our anniversary? Worked for both of us! Then, home to rescue Drama Teen and her friend, who were co-babysitting the boys (and devouring pizza, wings, and cheesy bread).
I was thrilled to send the whole crew out of the house this morning and dive into my editing cave. I’m taking a finished first draft deeper, adding details, characterizations, and fleshing out my characters. Honestly, this is the most fun I’ve ever had editing before. I have Donald Maass to thank for this…his workshop opened up new horizons for adding tension to not only the manuscript in total, but to individual pages, paragraphs, and even lines. Let’s just hope it pays off in the sale of this story!