Changing the View for Writing

Changing the View for Writing

The other day my friend emailed me lamenting her lack of writing time this summer to date. Reading her note I nodded along. I know, I know… it’s so much harder in the summer and there is no routine.

I admit, a small part of me, well, maybe a medium sized part felt that joy you get when you see someone else’s kid having a five-alarm tantrum in the grocery store and realize that these things don’t just happen to you.

But that didn’t make me feel any better. Not really. It doesn’t help either of us to be slumping. We need to keep each other boosted up! So I looked around and decided to move out of my office and take my little laptop to a different space, hoping my friend and I would find the juju and enhance each other through osmosis.

And we had a miracle happen. Here’s where I got 54 pages edited the other day:

I went back out there again and was able to catch up on three critiques (~60 pgs) owed to my patient and wonderful critique group, too!

So, I’m heading out again. The kids are worn out from geocaching this morning and I’ve got my next few chapters queued up on the mini, the laundry is on and I have my drink.

Wish me luck!

PS – Saw Star Trek – HOLY COW!!  Loved the tie in with what comes in the far away future for the Enterprise. So amazing.

Baby Hummingbirds Have Hatched!

Baby Hummingbirds Have Hatched!

So, I’ve been tinkering with a new website in wordpress over here and shared a photo post about this beautiful hummingbird that was lingering outside my kitchen window daily. The first shot I got of her was a rainy morning, and it is in the slideshow on the new site. She is all fluffed up. You can read and see that here.

After locating the tiny nest, I began checking it daily. Mama bird would hover if I arrived and she was out. But we shared a glance and I think she knew I posed no threat as I peeked into her nest a spotted a couple of the tiniest eggs I have ever seen.

The last few days I’ve been able to see little feathery backs breathing in the nest, but they were always tucked away from view.

Well, look who’s awake! Note the size of their beaks in relation to the pine needles. The distance between their eyes is about a quarter inch. They are just incredibly small.

Here’s a shot of mama bird hanging out in the tree next door as I said hello to her babies.

Such a rare treat to capture hummingbirds like this. Well, at least for me it is!

Comic Con in Denver!

Comic Con in Denver!

So I went to my first Comic Con today. I am very sad to have missed George Takei. He was there for a panel earlier in the day. The kids were blown away by how much stuff there was, and the costumes! It was a feast for the people-watching eyes.

Our convention center mascot. 

These are not the boys you are looking for


My kids don’t believe the Smurf’s were my thing too.

my fave booth

My husband is like… what is a TARDIS?

Amazing to watch the artist making this