Saturday, June 30, 2007

Port A

Hi, guys...

I'm writing this at nine-thirty at night on the sidewalk outside a circa-1980s condo in Port Aransas.

I can't e-mail out from here (even though I am getting them)... but I'm just fine. Thanks for checking, Laura!

The sea wind is at my back, my children are upstairs with someone other than me, and somebody else's kids are playing in the pool behind me. And the sprinklers just went off and completely drenched my computer.... ack!

I'm A-OK, but will probably (as you have perhaps noticed) be posting sporadically over the next month or two. What little time I have seems to be going toward the next book (but there's not enough of it); and my page proofs for Howling -- all 368 pages of them -- just landed on my front doorstep last week. Ack!

I will, however, be back more frequently when things are less nutty...

How are your summers going?

Hugs to all, and thanks for bearing with me...



At 11:03 AM, July 01, 2007, Blogger Laura Kramarsky said...

Good to know all is well and that all that's lacking is time...


At 2:53 PM, July 01, 2007, Blogger Christa M. Miller said...

I was just thinking about you the other day. Glad to hear things are going well. I too suffer from a lack of time lately. Didn't stop me from thinking up another revision, though. I don't think it will ever end!

At 5:45 PM, July 01, 2007, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...

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At 6:22 PM, July 01, 2007, Blogger Laura Kramarsky said...

Writing: well, I finished a draft that I now have to go revise the heck out of the first three chapters so I can submit them.

And, then, naturally, when I should be focusing on that, someone else knocked on my brain, so I am 10k words into her story.

And it's the busy bead season, so I'm nuts with that, but I am on enforced vacation since we're re-drywalling the basement after an unfortunate incident with the sewer line, so I can't work down there.

And I am itching to get back to that, since I have this really cool bead I've been working on!

But I don't have kids, so I don't have to deal with summer issues. Of course, I do have two dogs, and my husband thinks it would be a FABULOUS idea to get a third one.

(Hey, what happens to the tarantula while you guys go off on vacation??)

At 6:39 PM, July 01, 2007, Blogger Christa M. Miller said...

Karen, trust me, I do NOT want to be revising anymore! LOL I had this brainstorm, in fact, when I started to work on a query letter. And it will solve problems with the ms, otherwise I'd never do it.

I feel for you on the dream vs. reality of summer. My husband is a teacher so he has the 10 weeks off, but I may as well have a 3rd kid around! Still, this summer has been better than the past few - I think because we have a baby, so we're limited to the number of "activities" we could otherwise be doing!

At 8:35 PM, July 01, 2007, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...

Somehow I deleted my comment, so here it is again...

Sort of.

Every summer, like I was saying, I have grand plans about how things are going to be different... then I get bogged down with driving people places, with kids around the house and with defusing sibling squabbles, and when it comes time to blog (organize desk, clear off front hall table, etc.) all I want to do is collapse into bed with a book.

So I do. :)

How's everyone's writing, btw?

And Christa... the revisions end when you decide to end them. ;)


At 8:36 PM, July 01, 2007, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...


We fed Hairy Terry a big fat June bug.

And I haven't been brave enough to write two things at once, but I've been tempted.

Let me know how it goes -- I've got more ideas than time.

And I can't wait to see those beads!

At 8:37 PM, July 01, 2007, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...


I totally understand; sometimes, when you figure out how to make something work, you just have to do it.

And my hubby is Mr. Activity, too -- when all I want to do is sit and read sometimes.

It's a challenge...

At 8:38 PM, July 01, 2007, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...

P.S. Christa, I can't e-mail, but we're going to Alaska in lieu of Maine this year. :( But will definitely be there in 08.


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