Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday Hiatus

It was harder to blog over the holidays than I expected. We went to my in-laws in CT and then to my parents in the Berkshires. My son, true to form, threw his guts up in the car. (And my husband, true to form, let the F word fly). I somehow couldn't concentrate enough to write, though I did manage to read 500 pages of my new Wally Lamb book, The Hour I First Believed. I purchased this book on the author's name alone without any idea of what the novel was about, so I was a caught off guard when I found that the narrator and his wife are teachers at Columbine at the time of the shootings. Can you write historic fiction about an event that happened less than a decade ago? Apparently, you can.

I hope to get back to regular blogging this week. In the meantime, if any of you want to try a JOP (a "junk on paper" writing exercise), go to Becky's site.

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hey, Corey, thanks for the publicity.

I understand about not having time to blog (or, in my case, write) during the holidays. I've been off work since a week before Christmas and have written about 300 words (besides blogging).

taralazar said...

I think everyone deserves a holiday hiatus. I need to get back to it...on January 5th...

Solvang Sherrie said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only who's been slacking off during the holidays! I've been feeling guilty -- but not guilty enough to do anything about it until today!

Shelli said...

good to have you back :)
shelli
http://faeriality.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

Noooo! I've saved Saturdays and Sundays for miscellaneous reviews that don't quite fit through the week. I'm really looking forward to doing this review/lesson plan!