What I’m Reading:
Same as last week. I hated to leave Matt Hilton’s Dead Men’s Dust at home but it’s a hardcover and we were traveling light. Can’t wait to get back to it. Have also not finished the two non-fiction books on writing. I suspect I won’t finish any of these books until next week because I’ll be at a writing retreat Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon (more about that tomorrow), and I also have a critique to do for my writer’s group Monday evening.
Note to self and to blog/Twitter/Facebook/e-mail friends: The retreat is only for working on the novel. I will not, repeat not, be online between Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.
What I’m Thinking About:
Getting this post finished so I can go to bed. Tomorrow is another travel day and we need to get up very early. And I don’t go anywhere until I’ve had my coffee.
This Week’s Quote:
“The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.”
——————-John Steinbeck (from brainyquotes.com)
A Recommended Blog:
mnmlist.com A blog about minimalism
I enjoyed the post called: Learn to love less
The Best Thing I Had to Eat This Week:
My daughter makes a simmered mixture of chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and maybe some ingredients I don’t remember at the moment (Herbes de Provence?) and then serves it over pasta (or sometimes rice). Delicious topped with fresh shaved Parmesan.
Patricia Stoltey says
Thanks to everyone who stopped in today while I was trying to grab another one of those flying naps. Didn’t work so well this time. After I did the head-bobbing thing enough times to give myself whiplash, I read more in the book about writing killer historical mysteries to get myself in the mood (even though the book I’m writing is not a historical — hysterical, maybe…).
I’m hungry now. Enjoy the retreat. Here’s hoping you write a lot.
Paul D. Brazill says
Oh, that chickpea meal sounds great.
Elspeth Antonelli says
Right now a writing retreat with no online activity is what I really need! Hope it’s productive for you.
The Old Silly says
Nice potpouri post. That simmered dish sounds wonderful, GREAT quote (gonna tweet that one), and have a happy travelling day!
Marvin D Wilson
Karen Walker says
Safe travels, Patricia. And good for you, about the writing retreat with no online activity. Happy writing!
Elizabeth Spann Craig says
Oh my goodness….a blog that’s even blanker than MY blog! Didn’t know one existed. 🙂 It looks like a cool site, though–thanks, Patricia.
Mystery Writing is Murder
Terry Odell says
We’re having a cool enough morning to think about cooking. That dish sounds yummy.
Mason Canyon says
The dish sounds good. Have a safe trip home.