Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ahhhhh. . . beach.

This weekend is Fall Break which means no school for the kiddos on Friday or Monday.  What a perfect time to sneak in a little beach trip!

I am fortunate enough to have a generous aunt with an empty beach condo this weekend, so we're heading down this afternoon.  My poor husband is in the financial biz, and I think it will be good for him to be out of the office for a couple of days (although, he's a little worried about being gone right now . . . okay, he's a LOT worried, but we will have telephones and wi-fi).  My dad will also be there with his boat, and he says the redfish are biting.  

I know I'm probably being a little too hopeful in thinking of doing some writing this weekend, but I'm going to try.  I'm still working on my WIP with the help of Scrivener.  By putting synopses of each chapter on notecards and getting to stand back and look at my work as a whole, I have discovered tons of plot holes.  But, I think I've found a really cool way to fill these holes, and I've been doing lots of strange, kooky ebay research.  My favorite thing about Scrivener is that I can look at my research file--pictures, text, web pages--in split screen while I'm typing my manuscript.  No more back and forth clicking between different files and bookmarks--it's really cool.

I think Katie's even a convert to the Scrivener way of writing . . . 


Tyler said...

The beach sounds awesome, that's so nice to have a relative with a beachfront condo. I, too, have finally checked out Scrivener. I haven't had a chance to really use it yet, but from what I've seen in the tutorials and the little video it looks super cool. Good luck gettin' some writing done and have a great time!

Katie said...

Ahhhh yes - a beach vacay sounds like just the thing! I'm jealous.

But I am going to get my new Mac and devote all of my attention to it for like 6 days while Lindsey is gone. I will stay up late with it, and download Scrivener on it, and update Facebook on it, and type my book on it..... and on.... and on... and on....

and then I promise I won't mention it again :)

Katie said...

Except maybe sneak in a post about it.

Hardygirl said...

You should maybe have a "Sip and See" so that we call all see your new Mac.

The beach is dreamy.

Katie said...

hahaha - yeah a sip and see would be fun! (but no touching :)

just kiddin'!!

It's bee-autiful here today! What are y'all doin'? I guess I could email you. Or call. lol! Dad thinks it's funny that we talk to each other on this.

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