Didn't want to miss a ROW80 check-in, so I'm waving frantically to everyone!
It's been a busy week with family visiting. Swimming, picnicking, and a trip to the Big Apple has consumed my days. It was so exciting to be able to take my niece to NYC for her first visit. She ooh-ed and aww-ed as the city skyline came into view - and nearly plotzed when we rounded the corner of Fifth Avenue and she spied the windows of the American Girl store!
My nine-year old loved Central Park, climbing on the rocks and feeding the ducks (he's a nature boy!) - and he fed birds in front of the Public Library building. But his favorite adventure was the Liberty Island tour - well, the boat ride! Ha.
Anyone who claims that city folk are indifferent hasn't had our experience in the city! We had dashed in crazy manner to Battery Park to catch the last ferry, but as we arrived, the guards informed us that the last ferry trip had just sold out. Two guards watched on as my son struggled to contain his disappointment, and they allowed us to go down to the railings to gaze out at the Statue Of Liberty across the water. A few minutes later, the younger guard approached and informed us that we were going to be their guests, courtesy of his father, who was the other guard! They ushered us on board - and made the day of one nine-year-old boy. It really touched my heart. I don't know their names, but I'd like to pray blessings upon those two men!
In other news...writing related, that is...
* Browsing my Amazon books to see if anything of interest was happening, I discovered a smile worthy new review of Claiming The Prize! Read Review By SunFlowers. It boosted my morning considerably. :}
* Less than 40 pages remain in my typing saga. It will be completed once company departs for home tomorrow. I will be finished by Sunday, making my two week goal just in the nick of time! :}
* I've roughed out an idea for my Erotic Anthology submission, and will begin more detailed planning once A Practical Arrangement is in the hands of beta readers. I still have to name my characters and complete profiles, but this will not be as detailed as usual since the submissions will not top 15K. I'm looking forward to this project a great deal.
* Research is extremely interesting about now... I've begun reading My Life As An Indian by J.W. Schultz. Absolutely enjoyable account of one young man's life and adventures with the Blackfeet Indians!
I sure hope the sun is shining on all my ROW80 friends this week. Happy and Productive Writing!