Lucky, lucky me

By Gunnar Creutz, Falbygdens museum (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Some of you may have noticed this blog has been pretty quiet in the last week. I’ve been on vacation, and I still have 4 days left.  I will resume my regular blogging next week, starting with more Fifty Shades fun.  I didn’t want to leave you all hanging, though, so I thought I’d drop by and let you know what I’ve been up to on my vacation.  Right now I’m feeling like one of the luckiest, most blessed people for many reasons.

We spent Easter weekend with family.  I have an aunt who lives just about smack in the middle of nowhere.  I love the atmosphere there–not just the fresh air or the fact that they have much more sunshine than we do here, but the absence of the usual bustle of suburban life.  I left feeling refreshed.

Meanwhile, I’ve been keeping myself from having writing burnout by doing a hefty amount of beta reading.  I am fortunate to be working with two authors whose work I admire.  As much as I like to write, I enjoy editing even more.  My inner Grammar Goddess (see what I did there, Ana Steele?) does her happy dance–she’s a details gal.  But my two favorite things about beta reading are discovering new writers and the collaborative process of working with writers to create something wonderful.  And for the first time, I have a dream again–a goal, a plan, a future.  I’ll keep you all posted on what that means as it develops.

Finally, we are in the last few days before my amazing and wonderful son’s baptism.  This is not something we told him to do or asked him to do; he chose it for himself.  So this Sunday, he will receive the sacraments of baptism and his first communion at this church.  Here begins the long process of letting go of his spiritual development and allowing him to travel his path rather than ours.  It will be a pleasure to watch him grow.

I’m most likely off again until Monday.  Until then, happy reading, and I’ll see you on the other side of the weekend.


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