Back in Black

I'm not really back in black so much as back in a pair of ratty old sweat pants and a mustard colored thermal shirt but that just doesn't have quite the same ring to it. The point is that I have returned from the wilderness and am ready to embrace one of my loves...the internet. In case you are concerned, I already embraced Luisa in the kids so my priorities are in proper order. My friend KB and I had a productive yet relaxing weekend at the cabin. I could share some wildlife sightings with you but you wouldn't like them much - it was deer hunting season. I saw things that I don't really ever need to see again. On the upside, all those loud gun shots forced us to stay inside and write.

Our schedule went something like this:

  1. Wake up (without an alarm or children)
  2. Have coffee and something to eat
  3. Write
  4. Have a snack
  5. Work on a puzzle
  6. Write
  7. Have lunch
  8. Write
  9. Have a drink
  10. Write
  11. Work on a puzzle
  12. Have dinner and drinks
  13. Write
  14. Watch a DVD

I would like this as my daily schedule and as soon as I win an inheritance from a wealthy relative that I don't have - I will make it mine! This book project has a long history. There were originally three authors, including my friend Susan Raffo. Over time, however, we realized that we were writing separate books. So, the good news is that there will be two books on this subject. "What subject?" you ask. Well, for now, let's just say it's a practical guide to building community. This weekend, we managed to get a big chunk of this little book written and the rest of it outlined. We also sketched out the work that needs to be done and set some timelines for ourselves. We got a lot done so we deserved those drinks, that puzzle and the DVD's.

Now I have to get back to blogging...