Upstairs Bathroom Remodel part 2

Friday the plumbers left and we were left with a pan as I showed in part 1. Yesterday, Ken got the green board up. He also mudded and painted part of the bathroom. While he worked on that Vicki and I worked on processing tomatoes. Today we spent time processing tomatoes. We sorted 100 pounds … Continue reading Upstairs Bathroom Remodel part 2

Upstairs Bathroom Remodel part 1

For months now, I've struggled with getting in and out of the bathtub to shower. With rheumatoid arthritis (and the other ones I have), stepping over the side of the tub has become increasingly more difficult. I already use a shower chair because standing for the length of a shower has become too difficult. In … Continue reading Upstairs Bathroom Remodel part 1

Balancing Act

With all the things going on in our house with the remodel, we've been discombobulated in the rest of the house. This means my crocheting has been stashed away. So I haven't really been crocheting at all. Love a great yarn sale... Now there are two things which sooth me - crocheting and writing. There's … Continue reading Balancing Act

Short Story part 4

Done! I finished it very late on August 31 but slept - finally. The final word count 16469 - yup over. This is not uncommon for me because I refuse to cut short the story at a word count. It means in the editing phase - I'll be cutting if it's chosen. As of 3 … Continue reading Short Story part 4

Short Story part 3

I realized last night when I couldn't sleep I need to transition better for my third chapter. I thought about how I could transition and had no idea. It's part of why I was up late late... Today I got back into the story and created the transition I needed. It turned out beautifully and … Continue reading Short Story part 3

Short Story Progress part 2

I had free time over the weekend. I should have been writing but the words just didn't come. This happens to me when I finish things. I finished the other short story - alien prison planet. It's so different from this short story, I think that's why I'm hung up. I made some progress today. … Continue reading Short Story Progress part 2

Short Story Progress

By September 1st, I need to finish a holiday romance short story which is between 3,000 and 15,000 words. I started it two weeks ago. Up until today, I had 717 words written. I've got the premise and my two lovebirds but I hadn't gone much beyond that. Tonight when I should have been thinking … Continue reading Short Story Progress

More Progress on Construction

I just reread the first post I did and laughed. Back in May I hoped to be done by the end of the month. Well that didn't work. It's now almost the end of June. We've made a lot of progress. Drywall is up in all three rooms and as of today, the ceilings all … Continue reading More Progress on Construction

First Draft – DONE!!!!!!!

Its done!!! 59,017 words and the first draft is done!!! Now I send it off to my beta readers and see what they think. Thank goodness for my daughter who nagged and pushed me. Thank goodness for my characters who I thought were off the rails but who came through in the end! Now I … Continue reading First Draft – DONE!!!!!!!

Good Day… Good Words

There are days when you're writing that it flows with such ease you cannot get the words on the page fast enough. These are golden days meant to be maximized. The more of these you have the more likely you are to finish things - at least that's the theory. Today was one of those … Continue reading Good Day… Good Words