Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sweat with Sven

So I decided to do the 70 day challenge with several hundred other writers. 750 to 1500 words a day. I can do that, right? I will be finishing up The Sister Spell to show my optimism that it's going to sell and sell soon. I reread the first three chapters and worked on four and five a bit and it's a good story. Funny, engaging and a bit different.

Of course, I'm taking on a lot more nonfiction articles right now, too. We really want new windows and a new kitchen. We've been here for ten years and it is time to invest a little money into the house. We decided on new windows for several reasons. One, it adds value to the home. Two, it will save us a ton of money in heat and three, we get a tax credit and we can use all the tax help we can get. We need to redo the kitchen because it's awful.

Now I just have to stop spending money.

I'm going out to dinner on Thursday with Jane Porter. She is awesome. Honest, funny and a grand author. She's in the middle of her book tour for Odd Mom Out and wants to relax with some fellow writers.

Then the weekend after I am going to Seattle for the Emerald City conference with one of my best friends. I am so looking forward to the break.

I'll stop spending money after that, okay?


stephhale said...

Have fun on Thursday. I met Jane at Nationals, she's so awesome!

Portia Da Costa said...

Hi! How are you enjoying the challenge? It must be tough to fit in fiction and also do your non fic work.

Have a wonderful lunch with Jane. I don't know her myself, but I have writing friends who have met her and say she is a lovely lady.

All the best


Anonymous said...

Have a great time! :)

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

I feel for you on the house improvements! I'm gearing up to have the floors replaced in all three bathrooms and the laundry room. Additionally, I'm replacing all the bathroom sinks/faucets and in the kitchen, too. I've owned my townhome for 10 years, as well, and agree that it's time for some upgrades. :-)


Amanda Ashby said...

Wow, have fun at your dinner at your conference. Me, jealous. Er, yes!!!!!

Lexi said...

You'll stop spending soon? Suuuuure.

Kerry Blaisdell said...

Remind me to stop spending with you, and remind me to stop all my other bad habits we share at the same time. Oh wait -- but it's so fun to be bad together!!

Maybe we shouldn't mention this to our DHs. They'll never let us leave town together again.... ;?)

Sara Hantz said...

Hope you had a fab time with Jane. I remember when she came to the NZ conference, she was awesome!!