Friday Fare

Friday Fare: 11/3/17

By the time some of you read this, I’ll be in my mom-mobile and heading north to northern Wisconsin with a pair of dear friends for a girls’ / writing weekend.  I have a penchant for GSD (getting sh*t done) while away on weekends, so I’m hoping to keep up with that winning streak.

In the meantime, the Interwebs have been good this week.  Here’s a couple links:

I’m proud to be an Iowan and I’m a Hawkeye fan by default.  To hear how people are reacting to Iowa’s “wave” to cancer patients and their families at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, it makes me proud and teary at the same time.

This girl is my hero.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed as Clark Kent for Halloween.  True to this article, I had all the feels.

I’ve been eating more low carb stuff lately for a variety of reasons.  And something that I’m secretly mad about … meatballs.  The perfect, portable food.  I made these meatballs the other day and they did not disappoint.


Listening: I take comfort in hearing about the creative process for other artists.  That’s not limited to other authors.  So, the fact that it took Sam Beam (from Iron & Wine) ten years to write his song “Tree by the River.”  Well … it comforts me a little bit.  Listen to the song here.

Reading: I finished Jerry Spinelli’s YA book “The Warden’s Daughter.”  Young Adult is usually not my jam, but this book was immensely enjoyable.

Writing Life: I’m fortunate to have found Mystery Writer’s of America and I’m particularly in love with the Midwest chapter.  It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and one of our members announced that she’s not writing a novel this month, but she’s re-writing.  We have a group formed for support and encouragement and although it’s only the first week, I’ve appreciated the sense of community.

So yeah – edits.  Beyond the writer’s weekend described above, my world is all about edits right now and that’s OK.


1 thought on “Friday Fare: 11/3/17”

  1. Have fun this weekend! I share your penchant for GSD on the weekends, but all my writing lately has been homework-related. And I’ll be doing more of it this weekend.

    Also, I’ve heard good things about Jerry Spinelli! Bubbles read one of his (her?) books a couple years back and liked it, but I can’t remember which one. :/

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