When you’re at a library book sale and there’s a book with a variant spelling of your last name, you freaking buy that sucker! I read another one of the Miss Pickerell books years ago, after someone told me they existed and I was like WHAT??? They’re all similar – science lessony and a grand adventure. This one is copyright 1982, but it feels old fashioned, like 1950s-ish.
Side note: I’m down to 43 books on my shelf and up slightly to 911 on my list. I broke even this month.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I sent my WIP off to beta camp for the summer and started on a SNI. BUT the ending for my other MS kept bugging me with its offness, so I decided to write an alt ending and that’s what I’m currently working on.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
Nagging my husband (as I have been for years) to quit smoking.
Staring into the storefront of the “coming soon” chocolate store a few blocks from my house and expecting confections to magically appear.
Realizing I have no idea how to buy a new pair of shoes because I honestly can’t remember the last time I did. I need cross trainers because my old ones (which I got free from someone) are starting to lose their supportiveness.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
The idea that mine and hubs’ car might actually be fixed soon. It broke about three months ago and even after an engine replacement, it’s still not right. It’s at Mechanic #2 currently and I hope to hear something today. Living in rural-land means limited public transportation and lots of walking and ride bumming. I want to zip down the road with the windows down and the radio blasting, damnit!