Wednesday, November 04, 2009


I feel like I'm trying to keep up with the pace of life these past few months. A niece, reunions, bridal showers and weddings, a final draft, trips home, and a new hard drive are keeping me busy!

Two weekends ago my best friend got married. Eight years ago she was my maid of honor, and it was great to finally repay the favor. I spent the week leading up to her wedding at home in Oregon--throwing a bridal shower, celebrating with a bachelorette party (perhaps a few too many margaritas...), and rehearsing ("Please, please, don't fall down the stairs, Angie!"). The wedding went well, I didn't trip, and the bride was gorgeous!

Once I got home, I had to catch up on work and start retrieving what files I could. I found most of my music, with the exception of a few CDs. Thankfully, I always backup our pictures on our desktop, although I know I need to backup the last two or three years on disk now. Just in case. I lost a lot of my documents, but with the old backup version of my writing file I found, I am able to partially reconstruct my data.

However, I had to go back to the Apple store this week because the new battery they gave me was not working. It could not hold a charge at all, so any time I knocked my cord loose, the computer died. They replaced the battery and the battery connector (which was also new), and now it finally seems to be back up and running.

On a more exciting note, Husband took me up to San Fran for the Jewish BookFest on Sunday, where I heard Anita Diamant read from her new book, Day After Night, which looks amazing. It follows a group of young, female Holocaust survivors in the postwar period as they struggle to create a new life in Palestine, but they run into obstacles with the British Mandate and are imprisoned in camps on arrival. When I did research for my book, I learned about these incidents and was fascinated that I'd never heard more about it. I thought it would make an interesting book, and with Diamant's immense talents, I think it will be an excellent read. I also got my copy of The Red Tent signed. *squeals*

Now I'm turning my focus to my final revisions. I've received two of the reader reports back on my manuscript, and I need to make a plan for my final edits. I can do this, I can do this, I can do this....


JJ Beattie said...

You can do this!

Oh I'm a bit jealous. The Red Tent is one of my very favourite books. It was someone else's book club choice and I wasn't that keen... but WHAM. Loved it.

Kristen @ said...

Very proud of you. Keep up the good work!

SueG said...

Yes you can!! I loved the Red Tent too and was recently wondering if we'd see another book from her anytime soon.

Angie said...

Thanks, JJ!
I do feel quite lucky, but I was too nervous to say anything clever, so I just smiled like a goon while she signed.

Kristen, thanks. Must get moving on the revisions!

Love the cheering, Sue. The new book looks fab. I'm waiting for the paperback, but it's a definite must-read!

KatW said...

Wow you do sound like you've been busy but also having a lot of fun.

I'm at the final draft stage & am a little frozen with fear (& exhaustion) this week.

Remember: you can do this, you can do this, you can do this....

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