Do you know what a baby computer's first words are?...
I am still waiting to get my manuscript back so I can begin once again working on Welcome to Utopia. I haven't even looked at it since I sent it out. In one of the books I read on writing coming back to it after an extended break is supposed to be helpful. I guess I'll let you know.
The chaos of the Flores' household is coming back together. Tammy is back from her time with our granddaughter with thousands of pictures and videos. The house is almost back in order but we need to move Malia to the back... we are praying for a smooth transition. And yes, I have TV and football (without the internet type disruptions) back!
Last night I was able to go and see a live production of Les Miserables - the people here in Rapid City did a fantastic job. That is one of my favorite stories. I took my daughter (who loves the story as much as I do) and we had a great time. Her comment at the end... "It's weird to see different people play the parts, daddy."
I've been drilling my 8th grade class on proofreading for... well... all those things many of you hated back when you were in school. I just have to say it takes a REAL special person to edit writing for a living. I feel their pain and but it has been a great exercise for me as well. Sometimes it makes it tougher to allow the creative to come out with all these rules and regulations floating around in my head but I would venture to guess it's better than being completely clueless about them. I tell my students that you must first master the rules before you can even think about breaking them. I even have a couple of kids (hopefully future members of our debate team) taking me up on writing a 1000 word essay on why the semi-colon is unnecessary. I will be interested in seeing what they come up with.
I hope that next week I will have started back on my manuscript... until then... God Bless