Hello, Readers!

What a weekend we had here in this house. As some of you may know it was father’s day here in America on Sunday. In our true tradition, we spent the whole weekend celebrating my husband. Saturday, I took him out on a date, just the two of us to the Utah Natural History Museum, which was an absolute blast. I bought him some of the Lego Dimension sets he didn’t have, and we generally spent the entire day just goofing off. It felt amazing to reconnect with him, not in the brink of all the stress that happens in the house.

On Sunday, my oldest daughter made him dinner. She cooked up barbecue ribs, sweet potatoes, corn and oven roasted potatoes for those of us that don’t like sweet potatoes. My son came over to join in the festivities and we enjoyed a family dinner around the table and games afterward.

All in all, I’d say it was a great weekend.

Also while we were out and about on Saturday, my husband bought me a kit called Writer’s Boot Camp. It’s a 30-day crash course to total writing fitness. I’m not sure about writing fitness yet as this will be day 2, but I can say that it is a fun kit to be working on and if nothing else it is freeing up the sense of not writing. After I finish the little exercises that the book includes I still feel like writing so I end up flipping to a document and working. It is an amazing feeling to have, and one I haven’t felt in a really long time.

He also purchased me another novel Story Trumps Structure by Steven James. I’m only a few chapters into it, but so far it has been an interesting book to read. It has definitely grazed over a few places where I could really use the motivation. I tend to put a lot of focus on structure and filling these so-called ‘points of a good story’, as I call them, that I forget to put as much if not more focus on my story itself and later I pay for that. So, hopefully, I find a few ah ha moments in the novel or things I can improve on along the way.

Until then, I’m not going to quit writing now I’ve started once again, so I’m good with that. I love the fact we are settling in well. Now, time to get back to work.

Remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.