So, I haven't been blogging except posting about books. Well, the main reason is our internet. It is so S-L-O-W! Today I have a great connection though. It's at 46.6 kbps! Wahoo! I thought I might catch y'all up on my doings. Yikes, I'm really sounding Southern...guess the last 7 years here are making their presence known.
I've been sick. I mean SICK. It started with allergies in October but never went away. Instead, it went into my chest and remained there. It is still there. I have pneumonia and cannot rid myself of it. I've had two bouts of anti-biotics. After each round, I feel a bit better...but then come down with a stupid cold. Right now I'm in the stupid cold time. I only have stuff in my lungs when I wake up in the morning. Needless to say, I'm exaughsted.
I've been homeschooling. The kids are doing AWESOME. But it leaves me with hardly any time to myself. (Dave has the kids out doing errands with him right now and I am making use of that time!) Here is a picture of Keegan slaying our neighbor on their way to Medievil Day at the Library.
This other picture is of the kids playing in our neighbor's yard. LOL. What fun! Keegan had a broken arm at the time but he got the cast of in November.
Our neighbors got two ponies! We haven't spent much time over there because of me being so sick, but we plan to play with them when I get better.
I've been teaching a Writing Club for kids. We meet every Tuesday and are going through the book: Learn to Write the Novel Way by Carole Thaxton, M.S. (Co-author of KONOS Curriculum). It is getting me back into the writing frame of mind and reminds me of why I'm attempting this whole writing for Young Adults thing. Most of the kids have read my book and have been so encouraging about getting me to try and get it published. I'm working on the sequel as I teach them. So, we are all writing novels in the class!
I'm still unpacking. It is getting better but we still have boxes in every room of the house. The stacks are getting smaller though. (Here's a picture of me when I was packing them up.) I've also been painting. Just finished the living room and now I'm starting the kitchen.
I heard from the agent that I met in Philadelphia and he turned my book down. He did give me two leads and another author has given me another two leads...so, I'm not without ideas. I have come to accept that it may never be published but I'll keep trying. I just want to center on writing now...and as a side send in query letters. I'm happy.
I will still try to visit all you blogger friends occationally...it all depends on the internet and free time. But I think about you often! God Bless!