I might spoil my boys a bit much. I did homemade California rolls tonight for them. Sweet potato roll for myself. Yum.
My son absolutely loves sushi. He has since he was small and I’ve found it quite amusing. Well I decided since it was just the two of us tonight, we would have some. Only I’m a little on the not so affluent side right now. What I did have, was a thing of nori, sushi rice and out in the freezer was some grouper. So I made my own. The first one I made turned out pretty good considering it’s the first one I did. The next one looked atrocious. It was a nice facimilie and a good substitute. Ethan will take a roll tomorrow for lunch.
So it’s already been established that I’m horrible at keeping a blog. I don’t know how I’ll do it professionally once I make it as an author. Of course the whole author thing has kind of been put on hold due to… well you know, life. You can’t devote every minute to it starting out. You CAN devote every ounce of free time, but that’s been kind of busy as well.
Just trying to get through the next couple of months with my sanity intact.
Dark Side Cookie Emporium is coming along. Also slowly. It’s a shame we can’t just wiggle our noses and make things happen as need/want them to. Curse you Samantha for lying to us for all of those years!
I just got a keyboard for my tablet. I kind of enjoy it, though it takes a bit of adjustment because of the size. I think it will make writing a lot easy once I can devote some time to it. Next week is Spring break – that means free time out the wazoo. I’m going to lose my mind.
So staying on track… We need to purchase a freezer, containers, canisters, baking ingredients, business cards, get a bank account get a credit card reader account and file all of the proper paperwork to become an official company. Once that’s done… we can start selling. Oh yeah – there’s the whole website thing that will make this operational. We still have to refine a few recipes, but our natural skill and fearlessness in the kitchen I believe will see us through.
So besides baking like crazy ladies next week, I’ll be working on a few ideas that I’ve been playing with for book 2, as well as actually going back through and making some edits on #1. I FINALLY understand what Nik has been telling me all of this time about my narrative. I can’t say exactly what it was that made it stick in my brain, but I at least know how to go fix it. It won’t be easy, but I can manage. It just means yet ANOTHER draft to be written. Hopefully I’ll be able to scrape by with just a few changes. I’ll work on a couple chapters and see. If it still doesn’t flow, I’ll start over… again.
Someone pointed a quote out to me by Michael Crichton: “Books aren’t written, they’re rewritten. Including your own. It’s one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.” Never has a quote struck so close to home, and I will remember it always with patience and strength.
On a different note. Have you ever been terrified of something, only to realize that you have no reason to be? I’m not talking about roaches or triskaidekaphobia, I mean something obscure in life. Okay the fear of the number 13 IS obscure, but stick with me.
So I went through a horrible first marriage. You get blinded by the desire for life to fit in a perfect little package. You both make big plans and big promises, but what do you do when one person throws it all out the window? So admittedly, I’m a little gunshy of the whole prospect of getting re-married. I got to thinking the other day. We’ve been together for nearly six years now. We’re best friends and always find enjoyment in each other’s company. I’ve been waiting on the pieces to fall into place like they never did in my first marriage. The fact that they hadn’t made me wary about taking that next step. But I stopped and looked at the pieces I was waiting on and realized they were petty. It wasn’t like the first time, where I rushed into things thinking they’d all get better as we went. Things are good, and so what if there are days I want to smack him, every couple has those moments. It wasn’t our relationship falling apart I’ve been afraid of… it was remaining stagnant. All I have to do to keep that from happening is be the catalyst that keeps things in motion.
Anyway… I’ll post a video in a couple of weeks. Until then hopefully I’ll have the discipline to keep myself writing daily. And reading… I need to read more.
We start a new adventure tonight. I shall be making cookies…. Okay, that in and of itself is not an adventure. I make cookies all the time, or used to. No, our venture tonight is to make cookies to sell and deliver. Part time, in the evenings to make a little extra money. We shall see how it goes as far as gas and supplies and such. A bit of free advertising around campus and town. If nothing else, it will be fun. I’ll post pictures tonight of our first batches.