Frozen Friday

The perfect balance to yesterday with Mom? An hour with Cartney McGuigan (I keep wanting to call her Cartney McCartney). We visited over our book and planned dates for completing our tasks. It was cool. She just gets it, you know? Her energy? Contagious, in a good way.

She had some brilliant suggestions for depicting characters, and I am impressed with her creativity on the fly. We will text, e-mail, and share a google doc, and meet in person in April. I’m glad now we have a plan. I’m reflecting on what it is like to be 17. You are grown-up in most ways. Having experience takes a while longer, although some folks never learn. Embarking in this world today is not for the faint of heart.

It was blustery this morning, and it’s currently ZERO degrees. Yes, Zero. With more snow. Nowhere to go and just planning on taking it easy the rest of the weekend. I need to get tax info together the rest of the weekend. It has a deadline. Nothing else does. It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and a nap will be good, too. And back at everything next week again.

Planning backwards is what we did today. I need to do the same thing with my novel, since I’d also like to publish it this year. It may take longer than I expect. Until I choose a completion date, Fall may have to be a target for it, too. So much to consider and think about. It’s enjoyable, though.

So as Cartney works on her thumbnail drawing, and I work on reducing the words used to tell the story, we both hope you have a good evening and weekend. It’s freezing out, so please be careful out there. Keep warm and safe. Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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