For the first time in 3 weeks, we're going to the beach today. That's a relief. It's been raining so often for so long that it'll be a relief to see our old friends again. But I just wanted to say a couple things.
Needless to say, I'm taking a bit of a writing vacation this weekend, but I'd like to thank my parents, brother and sister for supporting me so much. While I spent perhaps hours at a time in my room, writing a page or two of revisions a day, they, for a large part, let me be, except when lunch was ready, then my mom would interrupt me for one minute to give me my portion. I'm very grateful for everyone's thoughtfulness. How many other wanna-be writers have this much consideration from their loved ones? ^,^
Unfortunately, because I've been writing a lot, I've been able to dodge certain small responsibilities, such as doing my share of the bird chores, or washing dishes, and other such small potatoes. I'm sorry about that, especially to Annette. I promise to pick myself up and make it up to her.
Also, I'm aware that up in Utah, the Teen Writer's Conference is starting today. Of course, I believe Utah is three hours behind me, so it doesn't start for a couple hours still. But anyway, it'll be funny knowing that it'll be going on while I'm at the beach with my family. I could've been up there, but I'm down here instead. I hope James Dashner talks a lot about it tonight.
See ya tonight!
Edit: Well, just my luck. It rained at the beach today. Unbelievable. It was almost a totally blue sky early this morning. We were just able to swim in the cool, clear ocean for a while (it's so clear because of all the raining, so I was grateful for that. You could see a few small fishes down there), soak a bit of sun, and said hi to a few friends before dark clouds started arriving. The wind picked up slightly, so we gathered that as a sign to leave before it started pouring. We hightailed it out of there and skipped the storm. Good thing. On the way back I saw awesome lightning bolts.
At least I got some time at the beach instead of none at all. About a couple hours. Not bad.
(sigh) I remember a couple weeks ago all I could think about was the writer's conference. Now I'm missing it. But I guess there's always next year, so... Too bad you couldn't go either, Jacoby. I remember thinking it would've been an awesome opportunity for us to meet. But you've got work anyway. Oh well. Still looking forward to Dashner Dude's post later tonight. It's supposed to end probably after 6:00, so in my time zone that means 9:00 or something. I'm curious about a lot of things. How many kids showed up? How old were most of the kids? Is it as fun as I built it up in my head? Guess I'll have to wait.