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Writing, Decorating Scotch & Christmas

Okay, it’s busy around my house in the weeks approaching Christmas, so little time for writing. However, I have completed the first nine chapters of my next novel, Garden of Lies, and am very happy with it. I had written the first draft, then read it and realized it needed to be written in third person as opposed to the first person I had written in. SO, the big undertaking of rewriting in third is nearly complete. Then I can move on to the the rest of the story. It’s a lot of work so I’m thrilled I realized this when not yet 100 pages in. WHEW!

Aside from that there’s the decorating, the shopping, the baking, the cleaning, the shopping, the wrapping, the 20151212_161550_resized
shopping and the stuffing of stockings. Oh, and then more shopping. What! You don’t decorate your scotch?

Last week I got my braces off and my teeth feel weird, but look great. I’ll be turning 60, yep, I’m rockin’ the big 60 this year and am so happy to not have braces for my birthday dinner. It’s a small insignificant goal, but a goal achieved just the same.

Because of the dental issues I’m dealing with this year I am not doing my usual volunteer work at Salvation Army Toy-n-Joy, and I miss it greatly. I’ll return next year. DONATE TOYS! DONATE MONEY! They do good work.

Oh yeah, and if you need a great book for a gift, check out Return To Sender. I know, cheeky, right. Ha!

Merry Christmas. MindyRTS xmas 2015

4 comments on “Writing, Decorating Scotch & Christmas

  1. luannecbrown
    December 18, 2015

    You have had a banner year! May your writing success continue into 2016 and beyond…and as far as I’m concerned 60 is the new 40! Happy holidays! Love, Luanne

    • Mindy
      December 19, 2015

      I love that; 60 is the new 40! I think it may be. Happiest of holidays. Hugs, Mindy

  2. judithworks
    December 18, 2015

    Happy for your teeth!
    Interesting about the first person to third. I tried to put mine in first person and it was too confining.

    • Mindy
      December 18, 2015

      Exactly the problem, it was too confining. Third person really opened up my ability to paint a broader story with my word brush. Mindy

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