By: jitterymoose , 8:48 PM GMT on January 26, 2010
Whoa. North Carolina should be warmer, but it's the same temperature here in Craig as it is as my folks' house in Hendersonville -- 35°F. We've actually been WARMER than the Lower 48 for most of the month. It's so weird to have temperatures near 50°F in....January. I have to get used to the idea that I'm not bundled up to my eyes in winter gear to walk the dog.... in January.... There are still fishing boats going out from the harbor ... in January....
Life on the island is still good. The boy is wrestling with the Middle School team. The big tournament is this weekend (a two-day gig), and he's 3 for 5 in his wins. Not bad for a kid who's been wrestling for less than a month. Oh, and the girl made HIGH HONOR ROLL with a 3.88. We're sooooo incredibly proud of her!
551 pages (formatted for Amazon--317 pages formatted 6x9 book form), 29 chapters, 121,785 words. All off to the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition. I'm absolutely NAUSEOUS about it. :-) It'll be fine. If I can get to the Quarter Finals, I'll be giddy. I think my genre is a little too....eclectic for the competition. Still, it was fun to write. Now I get to go write something else.....
Hope everyone's having a great day! Off to finish laundry and clean the house. On the Island, Pretty Island, Where Nobody Goes.....
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