Writing Wrongs

February 14, 2007

This is why writers don’t finish books. You end up missing them--the writing, the characters, the story, all of it--way too much. Check it: the other night I dreamed about synchronized swimming. I had to go swim a routine that, of course, I didn’t know. But in typical dream fashion, that didn’t matter. I think I was MacKenna because Landon was in the audience.

I also miss the physical activity of it, of putting words on the page/screen. Hey, Charity, why not update the blog then. I. Don’t. Know.

Actually, I was missing writing so much (and brainstorming, taking notes, and so on wasn’t cutting it) I wrote a prompt based on an idea I have for an historical novel. Problem: it only highlighted how much research I’ll need to do. I’m tired just thinking about it.

Now that we’ve established my sanity--or lack thereof--it’s time to wish everyone a happy Valentine’s Day. Kyra was so geared up for it, over the weekend she drew hearts on pieces of paper, then taped those pieces of paper to every available surface so we wouldn’t forget. They’re having a pajama party for Valentine’s Day at pre-school, and yes, she’s extra chi-chi in her Hello Kitty rock star pajamas.

Last night marked an (almost) end to an era--the big Cub Scout party before they move up to Boy Scouts. We went to Pump It Up. (And yes, Bob was doing that “We want to pump … you up.” thing. Points to the person who knows the origins of that.)

Pump It Up, for the uninitiated, is a big indoor space filled with those inflatable jumpers and obstacles courses, and slides. Andrew dominated at inflatable stick jousting. This is a relief, in case he’s ever sent back in (Hollywood) time and must battle Little John or Robin Hood on some sort of log over a river. Does a mother good to know her son has life skills.

We had to go down the slide and through the obstacle course with Kyra the first few times, but after that--she was unstoppable. I swear she did the obstacle course twenty times on her own.

Clearly, a good time was had by all.

Hope everyone has a chi-chi Valentine’s Day.

Charity Tahmaseb wrote at 9:51 a.m.