Thursday, March 3, 2011

Reading Day

I have actually had a little bit of success writing lately, but today I'm going to take a break and have a "book day." I need to get caught up on my reading.

First of all, I want to get more into Diana Driver's  Ninth Lord of the NIght. I'm enjoying the way she brings you right down into the Guatemalan  jungle. It always helps to read other authors, and see how they handle things...and this has the added benefit of being an enjoyable book.

Also, I'm going to be studying up on my new book on right brained children. It seems I may have a couple of those, and might even be a little that way myself. It never hurts to educate yourself on something new. When you stop learning you stop living...or something like that.

As I've said, I've had a little success working on Argiope. Skipping ahead some scenes has loosened up the mental logjam, and actually inspired me on how to correct and improve some earlier scenes as well. Sometimes it just takes backing up and doing things in a different way to start moving forward again.

The house is clean, which is always a good feeling. The only downer right now is that I'm still adjusting to my new braces. The edges of the plastic that molds to my foot is in a different place than my old braces, which means I have to go through the whole rubbing and blister phase before I'm used to these. Sigh. It's all good though. They really do work better than my old ones.

Speaking of braces, Rowan has just about disassembled that splint of hers and it won't be a minute too soon when we finally get her in to see that orthopedic guy for a new splint or cast. That was supposed to be done on Weds but they rescheduled due to an orthopedic emergency. What's an orthopedic emergency? I didn't know orthopedics HAD emergencies.

Anyways, it's all good and things are going forward at my house. I hope everybody out there is doing well too. Happy Thursday!


  1. Sorry about the blisters - just the thought of blisters makes me cringe. They're as bad as burns.

    And, sorry about Rowan. She had to break her elbow? Couldn't just have a hairline fracture or something? I hope she's not in any pain.

    Thanks for mentioning my book in such a postive way! Wow! And, I hope it carries you through to the ending!

    I need a reading day, too. I have tons of books in my Kindle and Sony, but can't seem to find the time to open the readers. We'll be going on vacation soon and I'm planning to get caught up then. :-)

  2. I always enjoy an author that puts time and effort into their setting. It helps me see what's going on. :)

    Rowan is tough. She cried a little when she initially broke it, but other than that she is doing fine on a Children's Tylenol every morning. I'm probably making a bigger deal out of my sore feet than she is her broken elbow. (My daughter is making me look like a big sissy here)

  3. Compared to Rowan, most of us are big sissies. But I still feel bad for her. A broken elbow can't feel good.

  4. Nate, Rowan is a brave (insert hard-headed, but adorable) little girl. I can't imagine what tricks you and Karla are pulling out your hats to try and slow her down! lol. As for your feet? Blisters build character!(or so I've been told-haha) Breaking in new shoes or anything is always tough. Ninth Lord of the Night is fantastic read...once you start, you won't want to put it down. Hugs to your gang.