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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Upstate NY

Here's Daughter #1 with her godchild and other young cousins. We went to Upstate NY yesterday to visit with hubby's brother and family. There was only one glitch in our plans. Hubby had an upset stomach when he woke up yesterday morning. We did not want to disappoint the young cousins, so we left hubby and his germs at home. Daughter #3 stayed home to keep an eye on him.

Daughter #1 and I shared the driving. I had a short article to write for the "Heartline Herald," the newsletter of the New Jersey Romance Writers, so I jotted down ideas as we cruised along the Parkway and the Thruway. It was a perfect day for a long drive--lots of dry road and not too much traffic.

We had a very nice time seeing everyone and chatting, but we had a long ride back so we did not stay too long. On the way home, I give up trying to write in the dark. We put on some music and sang along with Johnny Cash, the Beach Boys, and a couple tapes of sea chanties. I love sea chanties. "Clear away the running gear and blow, boys, blow." It's very good driving music.

By the time we got home, hubby was feeling somewhat better.

2 comments:

Jessica said...

Ok, now I want to listen to sea chanty music. lol That sounds like fun. I've never even heard one, I don't think.

That's so awesome that you're a writer. I want to do that, but I choke at bat. I'll have an idea for a story and then when I sit down to write it, I choke and draw a blank. Oy!

I'm going to write a book, though. I just don't know when or how to start. lol It's so cool that you did. I love romances, too. Off to check out your e-books. :)

Penelope Marzec said...

Jessica,

Good luck with your writing! Don't be afraid, just put the words down on the paper. You can always fix them later on. :^)

Writing is mostly rewriting.