Thursday, March 27, 2008


I just finished reading my 9th book for the year so far. I was doing pretty good finishing one a week, but got a little off track. And to manage my TBR pile, I decided that I wouldn't buy a new one until I'd read two from the pile. This last week I cheated and bought two before I finished the one I was reading. There's several titles coming up in the next few months that I really want, so I need to practice some self control and wait on those. They'll be worth the wait.

And if you've seen my TBR list on here, you know that there aren't many letters not used, so I was considering doing a little A-Z type thing (start with an A title, then go to the bottom of the pile, then back to the top). I thought that'd be a fun way to weed them out. But, I still have this one winter book I want to read. Decisions, decisions...

I haven't posted much on here about my sweating with Sven. My pathetic posts have been over at the Seventy Days of Sweat site itself. I'm ashamed to even show up half the time, what with my barely there progress, but I still do it. I figure I'll get it together soon. I do have some poetry, and two short stories floating around right now, so I suppose that's good.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

More Snow

It's hard to believe that Spring Break is the week after next and we have more white stuff!
My poor geranium.


I checked in with Sven yesterday. 1178 words so far for my total. Not where I'd like to be, but I'll get there. This second short story that I'm working on for the challenge started off strong, or so I thought. Now I think I'm using the wrong POV. Blah! I'll work it out. Always do.

Monday, March 03, 2008


I just took these pictures from the front porch. It was like spring this past weekend, and's snowing! That's Texas for you.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sweat - March 2

Yesterday didn't start out too bad. I had 112 words of a short story done going into the Sweat challenge and wrote another 615 to finish it up. Trying to submit it was a whole different story. We just got a new PC recently, and I had a weird version of Word. One that basically didn't like to do what I told it to do. It wouldn't copy and paste the document into the email properly. I fought with it for about an hour before giving up and going to bed.

This morning, I woke up with an awful headache and stayed on the couch most of the day, so no new words got written. Later, once I had the version of Word that I'd been using back on here, things were back to normal and I was able to sumbit my short story. Yay! I also felt well enough to check in with Sven. Thank goodness for that. I don't think Sven has time for headaches and weird programs that don't want to work when I need them to.

On to a new project tomorrow. A 5,000 word short story.

Saturday, March 01, 2008


I woke up early this morning thinking how much I'd rather be sleeping, then I remembered Sven! I was anxious to get started on my projects.

My treat for finishing a short story today. Mint chocolate chip ice cream. My favorite.