First, an update: Had a marvelous time at a family wedding this weekend in Buffalo, NY. Q did too — and aside from the gorgeous bride (my lovely cousin, Kelly), I think Q might have been the belle of the ball. Fortuitously, she was already dressed in the wedding colors of black, white, and hot pink; she crawled all over the dance floor before the music started and — judging from my family’s online picture albums, she had approximate seventeen thousand photographs taken of her. All that and she went to the Buffalo zoo, rode a merry-go-round for the first time (not a fan yet), met a baby gorilla exactly the same age she is, ate a pickle (SO a fan), had peanut butter toast, and very clearly and distinctly said “Da-dee” for the first time in reference to Sailor Boy (Sailor Boy disagrees with me on this one).
All in all, an excellent adventure.
In other news, I think I may be dropping out of Camp NaNoWriMo. My word count tracker thingy says at my current rate (which averages out to 662 words a day) I’m on pace to finish in mid-October. Actually, mid-October is a great pace for me to draft a novel. But I haven’t written anything in five days, AND I will not be writing anything for ht next week, as I’m busy with copyedits for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS. Still, I’m glad I was able to “go to camp” for a week, because I got nearly 10k done on a new proposal.
But good luck to all the rest of you. I’m cheering you on from the sidelines!