Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Sorry the Edit Café has been so quiet lately. Susan and I were stunned speechless after reading JoAnne’s hot phrases. (Just kidding!) Really, Susan was attending a funeral while I was battling round 2 of an intestinal bug. JoAnne had to hold the fiction fort down alone.
I won’t bore you with the details, but it seems going to the doctor for these kinds of things confirms little more than the fact that I’ll live. But I have to feel deathly ill to go to the doctor, period. Still, examine rooms are great places for reading a book while you wait 30 minutes for a 7-minute consultation. So I took a trip to Scotland with Liz Curtis Higg’s My Heart's in the Lowlands. I never thought I’d want to read second person perspective, but I can really hear Liz’s voice through this and am enjoying it. I’d love to go back to Scotland and spend more time exploring the villages.
I have a couple new Barbour releases I look forward to telling you about, and I do intend to get back to posting those on Tuesdays.
I’ve managed to keep pretty well up-to-date on my email box, and my desk looks only slightly scary. It is the reading, though, that I have trouble keeping up with. And since I’ve been sick, as soon as I take a manuscript in hand, I seem to fall right to sleep. YAWN!
(Picture of my great-nephew shows that the love of reading - and sleeping - runs in the family.)
I can tell I’ve been off caffeine for almost 2 weeks. So in the spirit of editors’ dependence on coffee and other caffeine-rich beverages, I’m posting this comic I’ve had in my office for a long time. The art isn’t signed and I don’t know where it originated. All I know is that Dianne Christner sent it to me years ago. Enjoy! (if you can get this to enlarge)
In closing for today, please keep the family of Jane Orcutt in your prayers. We mourn the passing of this fellow writer, editor, and friend on Sunday, March 18.
Becky (who is yawning again)
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