Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friends, Finished (!) and Far too many cucs

A good friend is cheaper than therapy. ~Author Unknown

Today, my friend Michele comes to visit! Woot! I'm excited.


Judy finished looking over "Return to Stiller Creek". She liked it (she really liked it! -- and, I have to wonder if Sally Field knew she'd go down in history for her stupid speech?), but found some inconsistencies... a clue that didn't get explained, and the such. So, I'm tidying up and then will write a synopsis.

I'm going to sub it to HQ American, though I'm not entirely certain it will fit -- IMHO, it's the line it best fits into. There is a definite sense of community, a decently strong secondary cast, etc. And the mystery is really second to the romance. There were times when I wrote and completely forgot there was even a mystery to be solved! LOL... I love to write romance. I kept getting caught up in that.

In any case, we'll see how it goes.


Picked fifteen more cucumbers yesterday. Four days ago, I made 20 pints of relish -- both sweet and dill. I made a HUGE cucumber and tomato salad (because we also have many, many tomatoes... though, I'm not complaining about those. I can eat those like apples four times a day and be happy as a pig in sh... um... a pig in sunshine!). I gave away half of the cucs to a neighbor yesterday. Still have four left and dozens maturing on the vine. **sigh** Why can't I have "too many" tomatoes or peas or beans or squash? I can freeze or can those and use them all winter.


You See The World Through Red Colored Glasses

You live your life with intensity. You have strong emotions and experience everything vividly.

You judge all interactions through the lens of power. You determine who has the most power and how to improve your position.

You face challenges with courage and strength. You can will your way through any problem.

You see love as the utmost expression of your passions and desires. Your romantic life is very passionate and overwhelming.

At your worst, you are easily angered and quick to fight. You will go to war with anyone.

You are happiest when you are expending a lot of energy. And you love the feeling of danger!

Um... no.



Dru said...

enjoy your visit with michelle.

good luck with your revisions and submission.

MomJane said...

You See the World Through Blue Colored Glasses

You live your life with tranquility. You have faith that things will work themselves out with time.
You judge all your interactions through the lens of hope. You try to get all the facts before forming your opinion.

You face challenges with wisdom. You know that all bad things pass, and you have the confidence to see problems through.
You see love as the utmost expression of trust. Your relationships tend to be peaceful and stable.

At your worst, you can be cool, melancholy, and detached. You sometimes have to step back from emotionally charged situations.
You are at your happiest when you are able to reflect and relax.

Charity said...

Oh, good luck with the submission! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Diane Craver said...

Enjoy your visit with your friend!

Also good luck with HQ American - hope you get a contract.

BTW, I tagged you but it can wait and is an easy one. Really, you just have to add a book to 3 lists and subtract one.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Congrats on Stiller's Creek! You beat me, after all. ;-) I'm still struggling with rewrites on the mystery.

Try some of the cucumbers in sour cream - they are soooooo good!

Ceri said...

Congrats on finishing! You're inspiring me to keep going on Dreamer's Sea which has been taking way too long (the editing process, that is). I think it's way too long for any HQ line but I really like the sound of HQ American. Best of luck with them!

MaryF said...

Good luck with HAR!!

My grandmother made bread and butter pickles with her cucumbers. Mmmm. Wish I lived closer - that salad sounds yummy.

Devon Ellington said...

Best of luck on the submissions.

I cannot wait until I have a garden and can grow cucumbers.

Brandy said...

Have fun with Michele! Good luck with the revisions and finding a home for your submission.
I have too many tomato's. Any ideas? *G*
As for the quiz, same as Momjane. *G*

Have a great weekend!

Allie Boniface said...

Glad you had a chance to visit with another writing friend :) And that's good news about Stiller Creek! Fingers crossed for you...