Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day Madness

I am the mother of these critters. The black cat is missing, but she's on another chair ready to take a swipe at the dog. This is my life and I love it.

Today my daughter brought home the Scholastic Order Forms. She said, "Mommy, your books are in here." No way. But she was right. So we took a picture. The books on plant parts are mine. But Stems and Fruits are missing. What's with that?

And now I must go kill off a grandma in my novel. I've been avoiding it for a week (or more).

Over on the Blueboards there was a discussion about what to do when you're having trouble moving forward. Elizabeth Bunce wrote: One of the things I *constantly* have to re-learn and remind myself of is that I can't write a book by THINKING about it. I can only write it by WRITING IT.


Even though I outline and know the general trajectory of a book, and all the important things that need to happen, it's only in the writing that I discover what the book really is about and whether my characters would actually do the things I've planned for them.
Time to write. I'm procrastinating here.


Marcia said...

Isn't it fun to find your books in a catalog? I hope the killing off of grandma goes well...er, that is to say is a success...um, I mean, may the scene be written in the best possible way for the good of the whole book. How's that? :D

Vijaya said...

Thanks Marcia. I'm still figuring out whether it serves the book.