We only have one concert to go this year, since the boys are now at the same school.
Here’s the classics, regardless of how many you go to:
- Little girls in poofy dresses and tights
- Little boys in ties
- The one loud kid
- The one kid that says “hi” to the sibling in the other class (that was mine this year)
- Squeaky voices
- Enjoying the moment
What’s your favorite Christmas Concert moment?
Wisconsin got between 0-17 inches of snow, depending on where you are in the state. My yard was close 15 inches.
Here’s the good parts:
- Hot chocolate with marshmallows
- Mom’s version includes vanilla vodka or peppermint schnapps
- Happy kids after building their snow fort
- Husbands who plow the drive way
- Not actually having to go out and do anything about the snow
How’s the weather in your neck of the woods?
Dear Santa, I’ve been a good girl this year. Ignore any letters from my husband that say differently.
- Books, lots of books
- Time to read said books
- Coffee to keep me cozy while reading books
- Good friends with whom to talk books
What’s on your wish list?
- Vaction Under the Volcano by Mary Pope Osbourne
- The Sex Club by L.J. Sellers
- Small Favor by Jim Butcher
- The Brass Bed by Jennifer Stevenson
- First to Fight by David Sherman
- Lifelines by C.J. Lyons
- Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
- Day of the Dragon King by Mary Pope Osbourne
Total books for November: 8; Year to date: 95.
Total pages for November: 2,510; Year to date: 30, 188.
Yes, you read that right, folks, October’s List. November’s tomorrow. Promise.
- White Night by Jim Butcher
- Lions at Lunch Time by Mary Pope Osbourne
- Principles of Economics by N. Gregory Mankiw
- Modern Business Statistics by Anderson Sweeney Williams
- Polar Bears Past Bedtime by Mary Pope Osbourne
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules by Jeff Kinney
- Diary of a Wimply Kid: Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
- Anne Frank: Her Life in Words and Pictures by Menno Metselaar & Ruuf van der Rol
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Total Books for October: 10; YTD: 87.
Total pages for October: 3,344; YTD: 27, 678.
- Runny nose
- Itchy throat
- Insane coughing
If I make it through the week, I promise to have a better post next week.
Minus the fever, and it’s just like allergies. Joy!
- Stephen King said, Shit has it’s own integrity. Write what you love, don’t jump on a trend. — Harlen Coben
- Forget the rules. Either it’s right or it’s your way. — David Levien
- It’s a craft, respect the rules. Too many people don’t even understand basic grammar. David Fulmer
- Use the rules that work in the world and throw out the ones that don’t work. — Charlaine Harris
- Be true to your own rules. — Heather Graham
- I consciously choose to be lazy. Copying speeds the process. — Ken Isaacson
- Writers who seek to be published lack ambition. — Harlen Coben
- I don’t buy the “write what you know.” How many people have actually murdered someone? — Twist Phelan
- Start with “What if” then decide what character is least suited to solve the problem. — Twist Phelan
- Know when to be vague. — John Maddox Roberts
- I’m of the “hum a few bars and fake” school. Harlen Coben
- Society lives on white lies. — Charlaine Harris
- Know what material is propoganda [in your research] and use what is not. — Kelli Stanley
- Facts kill you. — David Levien
Check out these too:
- Aren’t all characters an idealized version of yourself, but five years younger? — Martyn Waites
- Sookie is more like the person I’d like to be: loyal brave, doesn’t hesitate to act. — Charlaine Harris
- I didn’t kill my husband! — Sara Wisseman
- Evil people never recognoize themselves. — Sara Wisseman
Just listening to the panelings was thrilling, even when I wasn’t familiar with the authors’ body of work. Or, when I was and didn’t get what the fuss was all about.
Another set of great quotes was collected by the Word Nerd.