What I'm reading: Monkeewrench, by P.J. Tracy; Dare to Return, by Tracy Cooper-Posey
I've mailed my edits to my editor. We'll see what she thinks. I took a day off from working on my current manuscript to unwind as well as to regroup and pick up with the other plot and characters. I admire anyone who can work on two projects at once. I find I have to immerse myself in a single story, or else my plots and characters start getting intertwined. My crit partners have had to point out I've used the wrong hero's name--more than once! So, Graham and Colleen are packed away, and it's back to Gordon, Megan and Justin.
I found some fun stuff while I was goofing off (and it's a good think I didn't find these sites on a 'work' day, or I'd have goofed off then, too.)
First, some fun with words: Wordle creates a word collage (or is it a montage?) from anything you plug in. I plugged in the URL to this blog, and this is what I got. (If you click on the image, you can see it enlarged.) You can play with colors, fonts, orientation -- like I said: too much fun.
Then, I found another site, Jigsaw Planet, where I spent even more time playing and creating. Click on the book cover image and see what happens.
I made puzzles for a few of my covers, plus some easy ones for my grandson.
Next, a cartoon sent by my friend who sees no point to any Social Networking. Given I've got a book signing scheduled for November 7th, I thought it was worth sharing here.
And, last, I'd like to share this recipe. Anyone else remember George Burns and Gracie Allen? (Say Good night, Gracie."
This is her recipe for pot roast:
Gracie Allen's Classic Recipe for Roast Beef
1 large Roast of beef
1 small Roast of beef
Take the two roasts and put them in the oven.
When the little one burns, the big one is done
Tomorrow, my guest is someone near and dear: my son, the photographer. He recently led a group of photographer to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Trust me, you won't want to miss his pictures.