Monday, July 17, 2017

My Brain is Full and I’m Another Year Older Tomorrow

This past weekend I attended two workshops, which encompassed six classes, all taught by Laurie Schnebly Campbell. My brain is full.

So full, I might have figured out the problems with Ghostly Protector. You don’t know what a relief that is, because I was pretty sure that story had died. So maybe I will be writing Ghostly Protector next. It would certainly be nice if I could actually write something.

Well, I guess I am writing. I write blogs. I write short stories. But it’s been awhile since I wrote the first draft of a novel. I just have to focus and plow on through the barriers I’ve apparently set up for myself. Barriers I might have broken through this past weekend. Yay!

Speaking (okay, writing) about short stories, the Literary Escapism blog is supposed to feature the Hidden Treasure part of a short story I wrote about Rob and Bridget (from Ghostly Liaison) today. It’s to help generate some interest for the Rust City Book Con (you know, if people like what they read, maybe they’ll come out and see me??). I’m only sharing the middle portion of the story (which is basically a complete story in itself) in the hopes that people would want to read the rest of it. The thing is, I’m only sharing the story in my August newsletter, so they’d have to sign up to read it. Aren’t I evil that way?

Still, if you’d like to see my Hidden Treasure story, hop on over to Literary Escapism (I’ll edit with the direct link when I get it). Then come back and tell me what you think.
[EDIT: Here's the direct link to the post:]

You could do that for my birthday, couldn’t you?

Yeah, that’s right. Tomorrow’s my birthday. A pretty significant one, too. Doubt I do anything special tomorrow, but my friend is cooking a nice dinner for me on Saturday (and if Hubby remembers, he’ll get me a birthday cake!).

Today I have an appointment with my eye doctor. Decided I should finally find out why my right eye suddenly sees better without my glasses than it does with them. I’ve even gone the last few days not wearing them because they’ve been bugging me so much.

So… What kind of fun things do you think I should do tomorrow? Maybe sit at home and write? Hmmm… Maybe.

Happy Monday!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday early!
I never do anything crazy for my birthdays. Dinner and and movie?
Glad you figured out the problems with your story.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks, Alex!

Maria Zannini said...

Hey! Happy early birthday!

I would settle for not cooking and watching my favorite movie.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Hmmm... I could walk to lunch (unless it's raining, then I'll drive). I don't usually do that alone. Now, watch someone invite me to lunch tomorrow. Haha!

JeffO said...

Happy Birthday! Whatever you choose to do, I hope you enjoy it! I also believe it's not unusual for eyes to change (slightly) for the better as you get older. Mine, unfortunately, still seem to be getting worse, which is not good, as they are almost as bad as they can be. Enjoy your dinner and your (hopefully) cake!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Well, the vision in my right eye IS getting better. The reason, not so good. Seems cataracts are reshaping my eye. So far it's not a problem, but I can see it being a problem later on. Ugh.