Friday, February 24, 2006


I don't have major plans or anything. But I'm simply glad it's Friday. I don't do mornings, and I RELISH the days that I can sleep in past six something.

Baby chicken is doing fine with the homeschool stuff so far. *grinning* It is, after all, only the first day. But she has done three math worksheets, six English worksheets, and written three paragraphs on two different television shows. Next week, I'll have a lesson plan made up. I think I'll do that Sunday.

I'm working on my short story submission for WCP Torrid Fall Fires. It's coming along, but I think I may zip over and work some more on my Erotic Romance. And I believe I'll take some time for myself this weekend and just read.

OH! Almost forgot! I can't remember if I blogged about this or not. But I read Cell, by Stephen King the other day. It reminded in parts of Dreamcatcher. But I found myself, for the first time, studying his words and not just reading them. Fascinating. Utterly fascinating. I feel as if I can pull out the pieces of Stephen King in his dialogue. There's something about the lilt of certain words and how they're used.
In the back of the book, there's a handwritten first chapter of his next book to be released 10-06. The title is Lisey's Story.
And I'm going to sound like a goober, but oh well. There is something about reading his work written in his own hand. He makes his a's different. The a's that make me think of penguins. Does that make sense? LOL They look just like I typed them on here. And his asides. And his underlines. It's as close as I'll ever be to seeing his work in progress, I'm sure. But what insight.

I don't handwrite my work often. Just usually notes and whatnot. I tend to type from thought to fingers. How do you do it?


Eva Gale said...

I knew I sniffed something about homeschooling in the air!

Good Luck! I've been homeschooling thr hatchlings for 2 years. This year it's 3 hatchlings, of the 7.

If you have any questions or need any help you know where I am.

And Kudos to you !

B said...

Oooooh, how cool! I haven't had the chance to pick The Cell up yet, and I didn't know that was in there. Now I'm totally gonna have to go buy a copy. I love this kind of stuff, it's the personal touches that make all the difference in the world, isn't it?

I'm glad the homeschooling seems to be off to a smooth start, good luck with it honey!


Michelle said...

I'm not sure I'd want anyone to ever read my chicken scratch handwriting. Wow. But what a neat insight!

Rene said...

My writing is so poor, I can't read it. It has gotten worse since the advents of computers. I used to handwrite my WIP's but it was too much of a struggle reading what I wrote. Stephen King is so amazing. There is a lot to learn from that man.