One down, xxxxx to go

Yep, I did it. Wrote Chapter One of my new WIP yesterday. Now if I could just have about two hundred days in a row like that, I’ll be in good shape. (No, it won’t have two hundred chapters, but I need lots of time for revision.)

It’s almost 7am which is when I get to work, but before I dive into Chapter Two, I thought I’d leave you with a Five Ways to Procrastinate on Friday:

1. My father, Rev. Frank Halse, was in the newspaper yesterday. I’m bummed that the photo isn’t online, too. He is rather distinguished. Go, Dad!

2. In other family news, daughter Meredith recommends Our Voice 2008; a site for people under the age of 30 who want their voices and concerns heard int he next election. Please, please, please take a look at this. Our country needs you to be involved in the next election.

3. Want to combine your passion for knitting and respect for the work of Neil Gaiman? Check out this sweater.

4. The censors and defilers of our Constitution have been at it again. Read about the latest challenges to Ellen Wittlinger’s Sandpiper, J. L. Powers’ The Confessional, and Stephen Chbosky’s Perks of Being a Wallflower on the AS IF! blog.

5. You can join us in Mexico, NY tomorrow morning and help support our library, which is a vital part of our community. The Mexico 5K Cider Run is a 3.1 mile run through the streets of the village. The people are very kind and the money goes to a great cause. Plenty of people run slowly or walk, so don’t worry if you move at less than blazing speed. Hope to see you there.

7 Replies to “One down, xxxxx to go”

  1. YAY for your new WIP! YAY for your dad in the paper! And truly YAY for Our Voice 2008. I was commenting to Bob just the other day that I wish there were a way to get the young people involved and voting – no matter what party affiliation. They need to be heard! I’ll pass that link along.

  2. Your family

    Laurie:

    I enjoyed reading the article on your dad. I was close to your family during my informative years of 12 through 21. Your sister was my best friend. I still consider her one of my closest friends although we do not see one another as often as I would like to. Your dad and mom were like segregate parents to me during that time in my life. I had wonderful parents of my own but when I was at your sister’s house (which was a lot) they picked up right where my parents left off. If it went for your sister it went for me too. Your parents had a great way of making me feel wanted, special and one of the family. I was an awkward teen and your dad always reminded me that I was special no matter what anyone else said. I spent a lot of time in Navarino in the summers and I loved it! Although I was just 30 minutes from my house I felt like I was in another world. It will always be a special place to me. I remember your dad making us breakfast in the morning and your mom made the best ham dinners! You already know your parents are wonderful people butI just wanted to share this fond memory with you. Please tell your sister that her best buddy from her teen years sends her best and I miss her something awful.

    Oh, and your dad is a VERY handsome man! I always thought he had a Cary Grant kind of look. I am sure he has only gotten more handsome through the years.

  3. Methodist minister

    Thanks for sharing the article about your dad. I’m another retired United Methodist minister, and the fiasco in Iraq is my pet peeve, too. I held protest signs when George W. came to Chattanooga and was called a pantywaist protestor by a Bush supporter. Read about it here:
    http://continuingthequest.blogspot.com/2007/02/pantywaist-protestors.html

    ~~~ Bonnie Jacobs

    http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2007/08/speak-by-laurie-halse-anderson.html

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