Thursday, August 27, 2009

Oh la la!

I'm back! From France!

I was lucky enough to spend the past 10 days in France cruising the Seine River with my parents and seriously. A good time was had by all. Especially when it came to eating mussels and frites. Also cheese. Also pastries. Also baguettes. Also little blood orange ice cream cones. Also apricot ice cream cones.

So I made a deliberate decision to leave my computer home, which meant if I wanted to write I did it by hand. Just like I did in the olden days. I had a special little pen and a special little notebook, and whenever the spirit moved me, I worked on a new middle-grade novel.

There was a time when I wrote EVERYTHING by hand, and it was fun to reconnect with that process. There's something so deliciously deliberate (I can't believe I just used the word "deliciously") about spinning out your sentences by hand. It was a pleasure. HOWEVER! I will be using my computer now that I'm home.

And I'll be blogging again regularly.


Lisa B. said...

Thank. God.

Welcome back!

Randi said...

You're back! I'm glad you had fun. We miss you big time!Keep blogging and so will we!

LucindaF said...

Finally! I can stop my shock therapy now.

whirligigdaisy said...

France!? You went to France!? Who does that? You go girl.

Amelia said...

Listen. France is not that far from Scotland. There should have been a short stop! Ahhh well. nevermind. Next time.

Pink Ink said...


I was so excited for you, I scrambled all my letters. :-)

Kaylie said...

I am so jalouse. But I do not hate people who get to go to France any more than I hate people who are published already.