Wednesday to-do list

1. Stare at our very, very, very long, snow-covered driveway. (We had another 10 inches last night.)
2. Mourn the death of our 26-year-old plow truck. Watch my husband, the mechanical genius who resurrected the old plow truck, de-snow the driveway.
3. Drink tea.
4. Revise – add new scenes to Act 3. (All day activity.)
5. Listen to BH on the phone looking for someone to plow us out. Make fresh coffee for a cold and hard-working husband.
6. Check on Mom and Dad.
7. Revise – make a few changes to earlier scenes based on yesterday’s conversation with the deputy sheriff.
8. More tea!
9. Look at email.
10. Continue pretending email does not exist in order to maintain focus on revisions.
11. Tea… with food, this time.
12. Watch Creature With Fangs frolic in snow.
13. Avoid wet paws.
14. Revise – more new scenes in Act 3…. make sure his emotions are unfolding in the right order.
15. Quick dinner.
16. If we’re plowed out, head to downtown Syracuse to listen to Suzan-Lori Parks speak. (I’ve never seen her plays, but I loved Getting Mother’s Body.)
17. Go to sleep.

48 Replies to “Wednesday to-do list”

  1. Inspiring

    Ms. Anderson
    You are an true inspiration to those of us struggling to write our own stories. (Of course, being snowed in must be of SOME help. ha ha ha.

    Also, I have read SPEAK. Great story! Would it be possible to reveal what the latest figures are on how many reprints the book has had so far?
    (little weird hobby of mine, following that sort of thing 🙂 )

  2. Inspiring

    Ms. Anderson
    You are an true inspiration to those of us struggling to write our own stories. (Of course, being snowed in must be of SOME help. ha ha ha.

    Also, I have read SPEAK. Great story! Would it be possible to reveal what the latest figures are on how many reprints the book has had so far?
    (little weird hobby of mine, following that sort of thing 🙂 )

    1. Re: Inspiring

      I don’t know how many times it has gone to reprint, but I know we’ve sold a million copies of the paperback.

      Since you should are working to be an author, you need to know that I only get pennies per copy, so I am nowhere near as wealthy as the phrase “million copies” would seem to imply.

  3. Inspiring

    Ms. Anderson
    You are an true inspiration to those of us struggling to write our own stories. (Of course, being snowed in must be of SOME help. ha ha ha.

    Also, I have read SPEAK. Great story! Would it be possible to reveal what the latest figures are on how many reprints the book has had so far?
    (little weird hobby of mine, following that sort of thing 🙂 )

  4. Suzan-Lori Parks is awesome. She came to my college two years ago when we performed “In The Blood.” You should definitely read/see it (and her if you get plowed out!)

  5. Suzan-Lori Parks is awesome. She came to my college two years ago when we performed “In The Blood.” You should definitely read/see it (and her if you get plowed out!)

  6. Suzan-Lori Parks is awesome. She came to my college two years ago when we performed “In The Blood.” You should definitely read/see it (and her if you get plowed out!)

  7. Oh wonderful; I’m sure Suzan-Lori Parks is an amazing speaker. She has such powerful ideas as a playwright. I didn’t know she had written a novel! Excellent. I learn something from every one of your posts! Thanks.

    Wishing for some snow and wet paws…

  8. Oh wonderful; I’m sure Suzan-Lori Parks is an amazing speaker. She has such powerful ideas as a playwright. I didn’t know she had written a novel! Excellent. I learn something from every one of your posts! Thanks.

    Wishing for some snow and wet paws…

  9. Oh wonderful; I’m sure Suzan-Lori Parks is an amazing speaker. She has such powerful ideas as a playwright. I didn’t know she had written a novel! Excellent. I learn something from every one of your posts! Thanks.

    Wishing for some snow and wet paws…

  10. I’m glad i’m not the only one who struggles to get the emotions in the right order. 🙂 I’m afraid i’ve overdone it at the beginning of the book i am currently working on, but what else are revisions for? Thanks for sharing all the things you do. I appreciate it as a writer and reader.

  11. I’m glad i’m not the only one who struggles to get the emotions in the right order. 🙂 I’m afraid i’ve overdone it at the beginning of the book i am currently working on, but what else are revisions for? Thanks for sharing all the things you do. I appreciate it as a writer and reader.

    1. I wish you could have heard Suzan-Lori talk last night. She was very open about her own struggles. I almost threw myself on the stage sobbing.

  12. I’m glad i’m not the only one who struggles to get the emotions in the right order. 🙂 I’m afraid i’ve overdone it at the beginning of the book i am currently working on, but what else are revisions for? Thanks for sharing all the things you do. I appreciate it as a writer and reader.

  13. what kind of tea?

    (this seems soo random compaired to what everyone else posted…so i guess i’ll make a comment on Parks. her good Getting Mother’s Body created a bunch of controversy at my school last year and pretty much got a teacher fired…)

  14. what kind of tea?

    (this seems soo random compaired to what everyone else posted…so i guess i’ll make a comment on Parks. her good Getting Mother’s Body created a bunch of controversy at my school last year and pretty much got a teacher fired…)

  15. what kind of tea?

    (this seems soo random compaired to what everyone else posted…so i guess i’ll make a comment on Parks. her good Getting Mother’s Body created a bunch of controversy at my school last year and pretty much got a teacher fired…)

  16. Mmm…tea.
    I like chrysanthemum flowers with green tea and honey.

    Yum.

    Yeah, Maple Glen hasn’t really gotten much snow. We had about an inch a few days ago. Bah.

    BUT we’re supposedly getting 4-6 inches of snow Thursday/Friday. Yay.

  17. Mmm…tea.
    I like chrysanthemum flowers with green tea and honey.

    Yum.

    Yeah, Maple Glen hasn’t really gotten much snow. We had about an inch a few days ago. Bah.

    BUT we’re supposedly getting 4-6 inches of snow Thursday/Friday. Yay.

  18. Mmm…tea.
    I like chrysanthemum flowers with green tea and honey.

    Yum.

    Yeah, Maple Glen hasn’t really gotten much snow. We had about an inch a few days ago. Bah.

    BUT we’re supposedly getting 4-6 inches of snow Thursday/Friday. Yay.

  19. Re: Inspiring

    I don’t know how many times it has gone to reprint, but I know we’ve sold a million copies of the paperback.

    Since you should are working to be an author, you need to know that I only get pennies per copy, so I am nowhere near as wealthy as the phrase “million copies” would seem to imply.

  20. Re: Inspiring

    I don’t know how many times it has gone to reprint, but I know we’ve sold a million copies of the paperback.

    Since you should are working to be an author, you need to know that I only get pennies per copy, so I am nowhere near as wealthy as the phrase “million copies” would seem to imply.

  21. I wish you could have heard Suzan-Lori talk last night. She was very open about her own struggles. I almost threw myself on the stage sobbing.

  22. I wish you could have heard Suzan-Lori talk last night. She was very open about her own struggles. I almost threw myself on the stage sobbing.

  23. awsome

    i like your writings, they are kinda long,I also like snow so im glad that you put that in your writings…

  24. awsome

    i like your writings, they are kinda long,I also like snow so im glad that you put that in your writings…

  25. awsome

    i like your writings, they are kinda long,I also like snow so im glad that you put that in your writings…

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