Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday Meanderings - September 26th

First Meandering ...

I went to a fabulous writing retreat this weekend, and I got so much editing done on Swing Vote.

Here's an excerpt (Noah is 10 and Caleb is 11):
Marc leaned against the counter again, reaching out to take the wet plate from Ike. Marc said, “I’m not interested in living with a shrew.”
“What’s a shrew?” Noah mumbled around his food.
“I guess you’ve never seen anything by Shakespeare.” Marc grinned.
“I saw a movie once with a Captain Shakespeare. He flew an airship.”
“What about Shakespeare?” Caleb joined his brother at the table and pulled some food onto a plate. “He’s that guy from England, isn’t he? Wrote a bunch of really long plays like a bazillion years ago or something. In a weird kind of poetry or something I think.”
“He write something about a shrew?” Noah asked. “Because Ike’s friend called McKenzie a shrew.” He leaned in closer to his brother and put on a sly grin. “I think she’s gonna be insulted when we tell her.” He shot a glance at the two men.
Marc straightened. “I did not call her a shrew.”
“Whatever.” Noah snorted. 

Second Meandering ...

My brain is fried from the first meandering.


Third Meandering ...

We have walls!

And floors!



What did you do this weekend?


27 comments:

  1. I think he called her a shrew.
    Awesome you have walls!

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  2. Haha! Love the excerpt. Must feel great having those walls up!

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    1. They had some rain the end of last week, so not much more progress, but today's looking hopeful.

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  3. Great excerpt indeed. haha walls and not falling through the floor is a good thing.

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    1. Fall through the floor is definitely to be avoided. lol

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  4. Wait? He didn't call her a shrew? But I just read that he did! :D Walls and floors, all the comforts of home. Well... except you need a roof too, soon to come I'm sure.

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    1. A roof before the weather goes really bad is a must! lol

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  5. I survived the weekend. That's what I did. That excerpt was fun and worth frying your brain over.

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  6. one really does need floors in a house, indeed

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  7. I'm a shrew, heh? Well, I've been called worse. Lovely to see the walls up!

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    1. Well, they did have a bit of a rough beginning ...

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  8. Did a 4.5 mile walk for work--excellent weather and company! Here's to walls, floors and excerpts!

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    1. Nice way to spend your weekend. Can't beat excellent weather and company.

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  9. Cool. I cleaned my car - really aweful, since I spent the last week practically living in it, lol. Great excerpt.

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    1. Did a lot of traveling, huh? I hope you had some fun.

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  10. I helped someone move, cleaned the church, went on sort of a kind of date (momentous for me) with the Hubs and his frienemy and went to a woman's conference. It was lovely.
    It's outstanding when other people can't see you getting dressed in the morning or hear you snoring at night...rofl
    Loved the excerpt...:o)

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    1. Busy girl! Sounds awesome. I think there's a story in that frienemy though ...

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  11. How awesome!! You had quite a productive weekend.

    I finished a rough draft on a book this weekend. Yay for me too!

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    1. Woohoo on finishing a rough draft. Such a great feeling that is.

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  12. Love the excerpt. I want to go on a writing retreat! What did I do over the weekend? Work. So far so good. I may actually make all my deadlines for this upcoming book release. LOL.

    Yay for floors!

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    1. Work is good, especially if it helps you make deadlines. :D

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  13. Glad you have walls! We just finished redoing the bathroom, not as big a project, but still glad to have a shower again:)

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    1. Construction and/or remodeling can really tax relationships.

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  14. Awesome excerpt! And yay, you have the walls now!

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