Tuesday, October 31, 2006
so it begins
What’s past is prologue. The Tempest, 2.1.254
Tomorrow is when it all starts. The first day of the National Novel Writing Month! I’m feeling a mix of energy and anticipation and sheer terror. After all, I have strangled one plot, a year and a half ago, by badgering and questioning it to death. It just disintegrated, and now it shivers in a cluster of files on my computer. One day, perhaps, I can perform novel CPR and bring it back. In the meantime, I’m staring at my scene list for novel number two, wondering: do we both, this plot and I, have what it takes?
Saturday, October 21, 2006
the daily vocational act
a beautiful autumn day in Nashville, Tenn.
I so love the fall! Mom and I spent a few days early this week in Nashville, hanging out with my older sister. We had a great time, chatting and shopping and knitting… and one night, our conversation turned to vocation and life work. Over my dish of Japanese udon noodles, I remembered why I’m so happy to be writing. How many other people get to follow their dreams?
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
a busy weekend
the fabulous Langefeld sisters, together again!
Oh, homecomings are wonderful things. This weekend, both of my sisters came home for a visit—Adrienne on fall break and Kristen for her birthday. And, both brought their boyfriends along, so we had a full house. It was so great getting to know those guys better! And I think I laughed more this weekend than I had in the entire month of September. The girls and I were talking late each night, and I kept laughing ‘til I cried…
Monday, October 02, 2006
writer at work
Despite a two-week blogging disappearance, I’ve had Calvin on the brain! Our home computer “got sick” a few weeks ago, and I found myself missing the computer labs in the Calvin library. I tried to get some work done at our public library, only to find programs weren’t compatible, and nothing would save to a disk… and just as the library computer spat my CD back out at me, the cheerful computer attendant came to my station to say “Your hour is up and someone is waiting for your spot!” Argh!