I’ve Been Writing

Just not on my blog.  I’ve also been cleaning, chasing kids, and taxi service to many soccer events.  And, I’ve been editing. Yup. Editing that children’s novel I wrote last year during NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month). 

After numerous edits, whacking off three chapters at the end, and plugging in a chapter near the beginning. Rewriting numerous chapters and items, the beast is nearly finished.  What will I do with it then?  Well, if I can get my guts up enough, I will sending it in to publishers, etc.  We’ll see. Don’t expect anything grand for a looooooooong tim, if ever. But hey, it will be fun to try.

Which, brings me to my next point – about writing and editing and stuff that is.

I get to go to a writing retreat this weekend.  I am going to leave any minute – I’m writing this while I wait for my ride.  Just me and a bunch of women.  Writing. All weekend long.  NO KIDS.  I am so stoked!!! 

There will be classes and critiques and all things writingish and fun. Tons of tons of fun. And did I mention, NO KIDS???!


And I will write more when I get home on Saturday – bye!!!


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7 responses to “I’ve Been Writing

  1. April Brewster

    Sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to hear about it and will be getting a sneak peak at your book?

  2. That sounds so cool! Good for you!

  3. Philosophical Karen


  4. mcinsane

    Sounds like a ton o’ fun! Enjoy every moment!!! And good luck with all the writing!

  5. Snoopy

    It has now been 38 hours 5 minutes and 24.25 seconds since you walked out our door. Aaaaaaahhhhhhh – what am I going to do without you? Me, five kids, 6 meals, 2 nights of putting kids to bed myself, 2 soccer practices, 3 soccer games, unmentionable quantities of diapers, diaper rashes, snotty noses on my clean shirts, not to mention what I have to try and figure out to do for an entire day of no school.

    Calgan, take me away.

    Actually, I am extremely glad that you had the opportunity to go to this retreat. At first I was a little apprehensive about two and a half days of me and five kids without my supportive and extremely beautiful wife by my side, but so far it has been a blast. Today was extremely fun yet uneventful since it was chilly out side. We even made Cornmeal pancakes for breakfast (which did not get served until almost 9:30 but hey, I thought I did pretty good and the kids loved them). 

    We all miss you and look forward to your safe return.

    p.s. While you are sitting in a stuffy cabin somewhere in Timbuktu, I have been sitting here with a sleeping James on my chest. It is nice keeping him all to myself. 

  6. Can’t wait to see the book! Hope your writer’s retreat has been everything you hoped it would be and more.

    Just letting you know that we are all fine here in Ike country…and I promise to blog about it–soon! [We’ve just gotten our Internet back.]

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