I am still without Little Blue, or anything resembling a working computer. So, this note of desperation comes from the library.
I think I pretty much have Paladin done, but it will need extensive revisions since several chapters had been written in pieces and I was filling in the blanks from memory. Perhaps by the end of January it will be ready to submit.
Car problems so I will be using public transport for a while. That will be interesting.
This seems to be some kind of testing period.
On the bright side, I can honestly say, tests do not stop writing, they only change the methods.
There’s an old cowboy saying, “If you can rope, you can rope with a piece of baling twine.”
The translation is if you can do something, you can do it regardless of how good your tools are.
My middle son hated this saying because he usually heard it when my husband was telling him he didn’t need a different rope. Remember the discussion we had about hard lay versus soft lay ropes and my preference for medium lays?
Cody called a few weeks and told me he was a roper. I said, “Okay. I thought you always were.”
“Nope, but I am now. Dad used to say you could rope with baling twine if you could rope. Well, I proved today I’m a roper. Richard (His wife named the horse “Richard” because she has a perverse sense of humor and likes to tell Cody she’s been out riding “Richard” all afternoon.) decided he didn’t want to be caught so Cody went after the rope, but it was in Ally’s truck and she was gone. He got a nylon lunge line, tied a loop in the end and roped the horse. A lunge line is a long piece of nylon webbing, so it isn’t really perfect roping material.
Anyway, the point of the story is I have been doing some writing, but now I am to the frustrating part because I want to weave it together, but I need the backup to do that. Regardless, I am very pleased with some of the scenes. Love them! Now, to get them into the main work.
Miss you all teriibly and I really miss writing about Surrey. Isn’t that odd?