Miss Murder Takes a Holiday

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My husband gifted me with a night’s stay at the hotel a mile from our house. So I was close enough I could be accessible if the house burned down or the kiddo’s heads exploded, but I was otherwise off limits.

I wrote on the balcony. I laughed at 20 minutes of vintage South Park (Drugs are bad, m’kay) until I realized with horror that I was wasting time. I took a long, hot bubble bath, and then crawled into nice, clean sheets that I didn’t have to wash. It was such a wonderful, wonderful night.


Hi! I’m in California! And I’m Interviewed!

We’re having the best time! I’ll post a few pictures later. This Pisces loves her ocean.

So! The lovely Melissa Lemon interviewed me on her blog today! I am so excited to read her work. Just talking to her via the Internet cracks me up, so I can’t imagine how enjoyable her writing must be. She writes fairy tales.  FAIRY TALES!!!

Anyway, if you have a minute, give it a read! 😀 Enjoy your lovely day.


I Went on Vacation and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt. And Freckles.

Actually, it wasn’t so much a “vacation” as it was a desperate attempt to flee for our lives.  My husband works crazy hours during the summer, and the heat triggers Tiny Daughter’s seizures.  I packed up the kidlets and went to my hometown for two weeks, which was amazing.

Know how much writing I did?  Not a word, except for Part 4 of the serial blog.  But I changed the blog up a bit, hopefully making it easier to read in the process.  I figured out a game plan for the project that I…I was going to say “stalled on”, but that isn’t the case.  I’m working on the Williams Syndrome book and I wrote an excruciatingly painful chapter.  So painful, in fact, that I actually cried during my writer’s group.  Writing something so wrenching took a lot out of me, and I gave myself a break.  Anyway, it’s time to get back on that horse, and I plan to finish the first draft by September 1.  Rock on.  I’m in the “everything is coming up roses!” section now, so it will be a joy to work on.

But I mostly spent the last two weeks playing with my kids.  We played in the pool.  We went to the desert.  We held hands and ran around outside in the grass.  I haven’t seen so much sun in a very long time.  Not only do I have real color in my face now, I even have a few freckles across my nose.