Monday, 26 July 2010


Beautiful, perfectly blue skies - temps 26

Spent the whole day - except for walking to Nick's for breakfast - writing. Just finished - quarter to seven this evening. And finished this draft!

right now I don't really have an opinion - more a wild and passionate prayer it's good. Am pretty tired. But thrilled to be done. Yippee.

And Michael has finished his second draft! Such fun to sit over breakfasts and talk about our books. I, as you might expect, am immense help in trying to cure childhood cancers for his book. He, though, has discovered a vast, untapped and apparently limitless talent for murder. Very cunning my, this Michael.

And today we're both finished! have just ordered a pizza. Will eat it on the bed while watching Entourage on dvd.

Life is good, life is great. Back to Sutton tomorrow. have decided to not try to get another draft in before we leave for an event in Stratford, Ontario next week - then out to the Sunshine Coast Literary Festival right after that. I'll have the manuscript printed and bound, and will read it while out there.

For now we're just luxuriating in finishing our writing!!! Thanks for holding our hands through all this! Enjoy the pizza!


bgpringle said...

What a wonderful feeling for both of you. Congratulations!! Bev

Marjorie said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations!

--Marjorie from CT

lil Gluckstern said...

Yay for both of you. Good feelings are a good sign, right? Enjoy your respite. I really liked the pizza-no calories this way.

Diane said...

Congrats to both of you! Bask for a week in the wonderful feeling of such an accomplishment.

Mary said...

Ahh, a moment to breathe & enjoy that sense of accomplishment. Congratulations to both of you- did you PLAN to finish at the same time??

Debbie K said...

I totally relate to your feelings and envy your 'escape pod' - enjoy pizza on the bed! What a wonderful supper!

Reine said...

Mmmm... I dunno about that pizza. Maybe some of that squeeky cheese stuff - hold the marinara, please.

Louise Penny Author said...

Hi all,

ahhh, we are enjoying it. And we didn't plan it but it sure worked out well. I picked up our manuscripts at the printer...such fun to hold them! I'm so proud of Michael. What a lot of work.