Okay. I was working on the novel today and suddenly! I noticed! how often! I was using! the word suddenly!
So suddenly I began asking myself why "suddenly" had suddenly become my favorite go-to word. And I decided that I was having a hard time with transitions. Like, I didn't know exactly how to make a connection between action "A" and action "B," so I just made it all happen "suddenly."
I haven't worked through the problem yet, but at least I'm aware of it. Lesson for the day? If you're falling back on a pet word or stock phrase over and over, try to identify why you're doing it. Then begin addressing the problem.
On the food front, I ate huevos rancheros at the Blue Plate Diner with Sara of the Fetching Sweater. And they were very, very good indeed.
On the high school basketball front, Provo High School beat Highland in the state playoffs. I know because I was there. I went to watch my friend Becky's daughter (Hey, Hannah!) cheer. And all I have to say is that once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog. Go, Provo!