Friday, February 1, 2008

A Finally Friday Five

What I'm reading: Lay That Trumpet in our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy AND Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

What I'm working on: A scene in the middle of Slayer.

New Words Thursday 1/31: 0 (I was still in meetings way after the official end of my workday, but I'll catch up this weekend.)
New words today: 479

Did you start the 15K in 30 days challenge yesterday? If not, start today!!!!!!!!!!!! We finish up March 1st.

It has been a long week. Despite my best laid plans, work threw several curve balls my way this week. I love my job, but a HUGE part of it is being prepared to deal with anything at anytime – the perpetual trouble shooter.

This week there was a lot of trouble.

However, I did manage to witness high school kids jumping up and down over the opportunity to read Shakespeare’s Othello, including a big football lineman begging to read Othello’s part.

I did arrange – or mostly so – a guest speaker for next fall. I’m very excited about that. My favorite high school is reading Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy for their summer community book. I spoke to Susan at length this week. I can hardly wait to meet her in person and to hear her address our student body. More about that later, but if you want to see what the hype is about, check out this website: Susan Carol McCarthy.

Despite those good things, lots of less pleasant stuff happened, too, and all that zapped my energy. That means, there will be more on voice later, but not until the weekend.

And that brings me to my Friday Five – five things I’m looking forward to this weekend:

1) A few glasses of Wine at Dubsdread.

2) My local CFRWA meeting.

3) A couple of hours browsing B&N with the hubby while the 12 year old goes to youth group on Saturday night.

4) Lunch on Saturday with a writing buddy.

5) Writing. A lot.

More later.



mimi said...

15K in 30 days? What's up with that?

A perfect weekend for me usually includes a good book, laughter, bare feet, something yummy, and a surprise.

Jacqueline McDermott said...

Yeah! I started with you!!! :o)