Saturday, August 22, 2009

Home Again

It's good to be home again with my Sophy.

I loved seeing my son at his group home and seeing old friends. I really loved giving my all day Book in a Week workshop! There were great questions and I had new material to share so it was a chance to play in a new way with possibilities.

On the way home (and flying to New Jersey) I brainstormed story ideas. The most promising one has already begun to morph significantly into a very different type of book than I first thought. But that's part of the fun of being a writer--to discover unexpected directions our stories might take.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Julie & Julia, New Jersey, My Daughter

I'm off to New Jersey this week. Ironically my daughter has to be here in Austin while I'm gone. But it's good to see her and I can't wait to see my NJRW friends and give my all day workshop on Book in a Week.

Last night my daughter and I went to the Alamo Drafthouse and saw Julie & Julia. It was wonderful! I also found myself thinking again that it's about how one feels watching the movie--just as it's about how one feels reading a book. In this case, there was a sense of possibilities, laughter, determination, hope and love. In other words, it was a celebration of my favorite emotions and a double bonus to be able to share the experience with my daughter.

I need to pack. I need to make sure everything fits. I need to enjoy the time I have with my daughter before I leave.

Here's hoping all of you are having wonderful experiences too!