Sooo, it’s been a while…. How about we pour a cup of coffee and have a chat.
How are you? Things going well?
(Polite girls ask about their guests before launching into their stories… Wouldn’t Emily Post be proud?)
Since we last talked, a few things have happened and not happened. I’m still working the day job and, if anything, it’s picked up. But… BUT I haven’t given up. The writing happens in snatches and bits, but I have one new analogy and an important plot line all worked out.
Also, I treated myself to two new writing books to study. I devoured books like these during my early 20s, but it’s been… cough… a while. If you don’t study your craft, are you sure you’re a craftsman? So, I’m currently studying “Hooked” by Les Edgerton and “The Fire in Fiction” By Donald Maass.
Also, my hubs and I traveled to Roatan, Honduras, for two weeks. The trip was part volunteer work/part vacation. We helped build a new Kingdom Hall with the locals and other volunteers from all over the world. Yes, friends, I learned how to lay block walls and mix cement! And yes, I got a lovely sunburn on the beach.
What a wonderful time! And very eye-opening. It’s one thing to see poverty on television, it’s another to walk down its streets. I hope I never take an average subdivision street lined with “normal” houses for granted again. I loved the people and I loved the area. The bugs do not have my adoration, but REI’s Jungle Juice does. Worked fabulously. I’ll be sharing a few pictures from that trip now and again, but here a few.
I’ve missed you all. We really must do coffee again soon!
– Girl Parker