Life is Good

I feel so much better today. In fact, I feel happy. If anything positive comes out of being sick, it’s that I appreciate feeling well that much more.

Another thing making me happy is that writing exercise I posted on Saturday. For whatever reason, I really like my entry and it seems you all do too. It’s not often that I’m happy with something I’ve written, so I’m going to bask in this a bit. I’ve also been running ideas for part 2 through my head all weekend. Exciting! Also, if you want to take part, you can still write something and post it by Friday.

My story didn’t get picked by my local newspaper. The $25 gift certificate would have been nice (free books!), but I’m not too torn up. I’ll just have to try for Chapter 2. In case you are interested, here is the entry that won.

My daughter and I were laying and watching television when she first woke up yesterday morning. She was very quiet, taking it all in. Out of nowhere, she turned to me and asked, “What the puppy name is, Dadda?” It was so cute. I think it was the first time she asked a question of her own making in order to obtain information. She really is getting the hang of this whole language thing.

Finally, I have my second writer’s group meeting tonight. I’ll be getting feedback on Chapter 1 of my NaNoWriMo novel. I hope it goes well!

*******************UPDATE *************************

Oh, I forgot to mention that Neil Gaiman is having a vote over at his blog on which of his books should be available for free.  Check it out.

Also, John Scalzi has a pretty informative article today titled Unasked-For Advice to New Writers About Money.  Check it out.  It’s a good one.