Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Peeking in

...to say hello.

My posts have been sporadic lately. I'm busy busy busy preparing. Yesterday I scrubbed the bathroom, today I went grocery shopping, and tomorrow I scrub the living room and bedroom. We have guests coming.

Two of my best friends are getting married this weekend. To each other. I'm very excited and proud to admit that I set them up. Husband and I are in the wedding. Huzzah!

Two old friends are coming to stay with us for the weekend to attend the wedding, then my sister and her boyfriend are coming to stay all next week. I had to plan meals for four people for a week. I'm used to shopping for two or for the occasional dinner party. Apparently sissy's boyfriend eats like a teenage boy. Oh dear. I do hope doubling our normal rations will be enough.

In addition, I'm trying to wrestle down chapter three, which insists on being difficult and insolent. Currently chapter three is winning this battle, but just wait until I print it out and attack with a red pen. (Mwah ha ha!) I decided I need some outside writing input. I tried to find a good writing group in the area, but after searching in vain, I signed up for an advanced novel writing course online. The course begins in June and my teacher, a published novelist whose book I want to read, is local. I'm going to see her do a reading next month. I'm very excited.

10 comments:

Yvonne said...

Enjoy the wedding and fair play for going big guns at the editing!

SueG said...

It all sounds great. Enjoy!

JJ said...

Oooh, fabulous, Angie. Please tell us how the online course goes too. Is it Gotham? I keep thinking about those...
JJx

Angie said...

Yvonne, the wedding should be great. I suppose there's no other way to tackle a difficult chapter, huh?

SueG, Thanks. I hope your launch week went well!

JJ, will do. It's actually through mediabistro. I finally joined the avantguild section and you get course discounts and access to loads of helpful articles (such as "Pitching the Agent"), which I've been looking through.
I've heard good things about Gotham too.

Becca said...

Just found your lovely blog, and have been enjoying "meeting you."

I've been searching for a writing group as well, and have even toyed with the idea of starting my own. I'm not a very good "take charge" sort of person, though, so I don't think that would be advisable.

The online course sounds quite attractive. I hope you'll post about your experience with it.

Enjoy your weekend, and the wedding!

SpiralSkies said...

I think anything which excites you in the writing department is a good thing.

Momentum is often the thing that's hardest to find.

Those tricky chapters can be like trying to wrestle an octopus into a carrier bag - serious red pen defiance required!

Rebecca said...

well, at least if your writing career goes bung you can start up a match-making business. Could be quite lucrative?? ;)

Hullaballoo said...

Hey there honeybear, enjoy the wedding. My sister is getting married in June and I am feeling excited already. Don't worry about being busy and not blogging, real life is important too {{{Angie}}}.

Anonymous said...

That's lovely. Guess a good "wrestling" time with all the chores. Have a nice time all the same.

Angie said...

Becca, thanks for visiting. It seems like it would be easier to find a writing group, doesn't it? I'm very excited to start the course next week and I will definitely post about it.
Cheers!

Spiralskies, I agree.
Momentum is definitely hard to find and requires a lot of work to keep going.
I love your octopus image. I'll try to think of it when I'm frustrated with a particularly tricky spot.

Rebecca, too true. I am apparently an expert matchmaker, perhaps I should be honing those skills instead? ;)

Hullaballoo, the wedding was fabulous. Enjoy your sister's!
You mean blogging isn't real life? Ah, but I do so enjoy the friends I've made online. :)

Anonymous, I had a wonderful time and all the chore 'wrestling' was worth it in the end.