Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Long Weekend

Flora & Fauna at Shubie Park.
(I think you can click on these pixs to enlarge)


The squirrel nearly camoflauged by his surroundings.

Me, hanging out near the lake.

I had a great long weekend. I had originally planned to get 7-10 pages written a day but that fell by the wayside. I decided in the end to give myself the weekend off. It rained every day and didn't stop until Monday, which meant I ran the Bluenose 5K race in wet weather. Still, I had a blast and managed to finish with a time of 33:17.8 which put me in the top half of the 548 runners doing that particular race, so I was really pleased. I think I might try for the 10K next year. I wasn't even winded when I finished so I think I had a lot of steam left in me.

The other thing I did over the weekend was read, read, read. I finished The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (think I got the name right) and it was amazing. Then I moved on to Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas, also a great read and the book actually went in directions I wasn't expected, which I really enjoyed. Now I'm moving on to Water for Elephants which my critique partner recommended.

Yesterday, my friend and I went for a trek through Shubie Park for an hour as the sun was coming out. It felt soooo good to see the sun again and I took my digital camera and snapped some photos which I've added here.

As for the pedometer challenge - I'm still kicking butt by about 35,000 steps and we have 10 days left to go.

But now the long weekend is over and it's back to work. I'm hoping to have draft two of Brimstone finished by the end of June. I'm feeling a little stuck. I think I'm paying too much attention to page count trying to figure out how I'm going to work all I need left to happen into 100 pages and it's stressing me out. I need to just write it and edit it down from there. Once the second draft is done, I'll take a month off to do a little research and working on plotting out book two as well as replotting Finding Home.

So what did everyone else do for the weekend?


julia said...

Took care of Gram while Mom went to Yarmouth.
Worked on my revisions.
Went in the garden, trying not to overdo it, but tell that to my legs muscles today!

You tossed in that tidbit about the Bluenose 5k like it was reading the newspaper. (slaps forehead)

Melissa Marsh said...

I slept a lot, too, since I had that darn strep.

The author of Water for Elephants is going to be a my local university's writing conference. I'd love to go, but unfortunately don't have the cash to do so.

Kelly said...

I'm only about 10 pages into it but so far I really like the writing style. And this is the third book in a row I've read that's in first person. I think that's a record for me. I usually don't read 1st person much.

annette said...

Good for you! Sounds like 10k should be your next goal, or maybe even a half. I could definitely see you doing it.

Wasn't that rain something? I was in the relay, but thankfully, by the time it was my turn, the rain had stopped. Our friend did the full marathon, twice and another friend did 32k but had to pull out because of his hamstrings. Kind of inspires me to try for a 5k or 10k myself.

Saw Spiderman 3. Liked it as well as the other two.

Worked today, but tomorrow I'm going to get back to my wip. Trying to polish up my contest submission. Sigh! My synopsis leaves a lot to be desired, so guess I better start with it.

Annie Mac said...

Congrats on the 5K. Those are beautiful pictures and I'm glad you took some time off to enjoy yourself.

Tess said...

Great pics! And well done on running in the rain and such a great time :)

We worked on the property, ran errands, had dinner with friends and slept. Our weather wasn't much different from yours.

Christine said...

Congratulations on doing so well in the race!

This weekend I didn't do a lot. I managed to get lots written on my halloween story and finished up the first draft last night! Now I'm on to Out of Time. :)