So instead, let me show you a new love of mine:
In other news, since Creighton Hill is out with beta readers, my sister and I had a writing competition to see which of us could write the most words this past week. She beat me by 1,533 words, but since I wrote 7,589 words in the Cassie story with a sore arm and a cold, which equates to more than an eighth of the book, I'm happy. Except for the doing an extra day of dishes part. Because we had to have an actual incentive to write other than the glory of winning, right? But because I got some feedback on Creighton Hill and the cover reveal is over and recent developments have sort of increased the stress level for this publishing, I probably won't be able to focus on Cassie for a little while. And it might be interesting to note that my sister burst out laughing when she read the part where the main guy, Luke Winston, mentioned texting his copilot, Cassie, to tell her when he would need her back in the cockpit. See, I cast Bradley James as Luke on my Pinterest board, and I do have to admit it is rather funny to think of Prince/King Arthur texting. :)
And I've been watching Green Gables Fables. It's a modernized Anne of Green Gables video blog webseries, and my friend Katelyn assumes full blame for getting me and our friend Ashley addicted to it. Now, I'm not a big fan of modernizations as a general rule, and there are certainly things I don't like (like Diana living over an hour away rather than just across the Haunted Wood), but all in all, I like GGF a lot. They have the characters down pat, and I finally saw Gilbert a few days ago! The other night, GGF inspired me to revisit favorite moments in my L. M. Montgomerys, which includes certain chapters in Emily Climbs, and caused me to rediscover this gem of a description in Anne of the Island.
And if you're wondering why I had a sore arm, I slipped on the mud and pinestraw a little over a week ago trying to push the lawn mower up the hill (it was off) and banged my arm on the handle, falling on it with pretty much my whole weight. Once the first pain wore off, it didn't really hurt much, but we think I hit a nerve because it made my arm tingly and weak for awhile. It's on the mend and our writing contest kept me from babying it, as I'm prone to do, so, even though it's a bit sore now, I should be able to play in my first orchestra concert a week from tonight.
Ta ta for now! Alons-y!