|And the kitties wonder: Why is this thing?|
Also having tea with a friend this afternoon and it's gorgeous outside today so maybe I'll get out and take some pictures! Me and photography is not a friendship I ever would have predicted. We bought Evan a good digital camera for his 11th birthday and it's transformed me. (Luckily he is happy to share). I was always the girl who either forgot the camera or walked around (Through Europe! And my honeymoon!) with it tucked safely away in the backpack. Now I'm the one who drags people along on photo walks. Many of my photos aren't very good.
OK, most of them.
But, if I take enough of them, I generally come up with a few that make me happy. These days I seem to be blogging more photos than book reviews. Crazy!
What I'm reading: In the early stages of research for a novel I'm contemplating, I brought several books home from the library yesterday and couldn't help diving into Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle, and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children," edited by Rachel Pepper. Oh, my gosh. The no-matter-what love that shines through each of these mother's stories is palpable, like a weighted bookmark, holding down every page. A powerful message for every parent. No--for every human being.
What I'm writing: Finishing up edits on novel #2 before submitting it. My writing group is amazing. After reading a chapter every two weeks, they're four chapters from the end and I'm really excited about the changes they're requesting in this version of the ending. (They never read the first ending--I had already scrapped it and started over before they got that far. Thank goodness! It was terrible.)
I also wrote one chapter of the novel that's going to be my next project. Evan read it and said it was good--a little weird, but a good start for a book. It's not intended for 12 year olds, so I guess I'll take "good but a little weird" as a compliment?
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