I feel so out of it. Any blog readers left?
I came home from ICRS and lived in a fog for days. I also had to dig into proofing/correcting the typeset pages for my February 2006 Steeple Hill release. Ugh! They were not in the shape they should have been in, and that was the fault of the author, not the typesetter. Today was the due date, and I made it, faxing all the corrected pages and the Author Alteration forms to my editor this afternoon.
The books I acquired at the retreat and at ICRS arrived by Media Mail yesterday. They are now in two stacks on the floor of my library, along with lots of other stuff that has yet to be put away. What a disaster!!! Anyway, I now have some wonderful novels to read the remainder of this summer and well into the fall. The tough part is deciding which one to read first. Sure wish I was a faster reader.
Zondervan presented each of the authors at the retreat with a Bible. We had to say what we wanted in advance (pocket bible, study bible, etc.), and I chose a women’s study Bible. Oh my. I can’t believe this Bible. It is so beautiful. It is a lime green, alligator-skin-looking women’s study Bible called true identity. The print inside is purple. It is so beautiful!! Women who love things that are artistically pleasing will find this an inviting Bible on several levels. It’s the TNIV, and I’m glad to have a chance to check it out. I’ve read through a number of the study entries, and I can say this is a Bible I will want to give as a gift.
I am now preparing to leave on another trip, this one to northern Idaho to meet with other Christian authors and brainstorm books. I’ll be brainstorming a Christmas novella. Brainstorming is my favorite part of writing. What if this… what if that… what if this… I love that wild flow of ideas when gathered with other creative people.
Today I finished reading the Psalms. I must confess that there were a number of thoughts I wanted to post about but I just couldn’t find the time. Psalm 139 is a favorite of mine, and it seemed particularly rich to me during this reading. Maybe I’ll come back to it after I’m home again.
I treated myself to an upgrade of cell phone and Pocket PC, getting one of the new Samsung i730’s. I have never wanted a Pocket PC Phone edition because they were so big and clunky. But the i730 is not much bigger than my LG phone was. Now I only have one device (not to mention only needing one charger when I travel). That’s a major plus.
Well, no deep thoughts today, but I hope to be back to regular blogging next week.