Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bipolar blues

I think Mother Nature was off her meds today because the sky was bipolar. One moment it was the color of a topaz ring and the next moment it looked like a thunderstorm was imminent.  

We had errands this morning but were napping on the couch before having a late lunch. After eating, Jilda did things around the house as I compiled research on a story that'd due this coming week.

Cabin fever set in so we headed out for a walk. I had on a short-sleeve shirt, but the wind out of the west was a little chilly, so Jilda jacketed up.

By the time my band buzzed saying I'd reached my daily goal of 10K steps, my shirt was wet enough to ring out. 

This evening, I finished up with the first edit of my next book. I fixed all the errors that my friend Marti found, and I printed out an updated copy for Jilda and my friend Asa Faith. They take another look at the manuscript to see what they can find.

If there's one thing I've learned as a writer, it's that you need eyes on your work before it goes to print because afterward it's too late.   I'm grateful for friends (and my lovely wife) who are willing to help me be the best I can be.

I hope you all have a remarkable week.


  1. That is one moody sky for sure. It sounds like your book is coming together!

  2. Looks like a fire off in the distance.

  3. I agree that the more eyes on your writing before publishing the better. I admire your determination to get in those 10.000 steps.

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  5. Wild, however that picture satisfies my love for color. I just sit here and smile, I like it.
    I am getting a little better with my writing, but every proof I get back still bleeds red, but not as many on each page. hahahaha.
    I wonder many times about the trans posers who work at home for the medical profession transferring the Doctor's notes to records. without 'proofing' or being verified.
    Good to hear you are near the publishing stage..

  6. Nothing worse than reading a book and spotting errors all over the place. Same in blogs or anything I read I'm afraid. Nice of you to visit me at my blog and to follow.

  7. You are blessed in so many ways: lovely wife, friends who proofread your book, health to enjoy a walk, a gorgeous sky.... and the list could go on. My heart is happy as I read your post. Congratulations on having the publication almost ready....

  8. Anonymous9:58 PM

    Can't wait to read your new book--I really enjoyed the others!!

    1. Anonymous10:00 PM

      I'm a very good proofreader--would you like me to read it?

  9. Beautiful sky! We washed cars and went for a walk on this warm but windy day. My daughter used to proof my blogs but shes to busy for that now. It shows. Everytime I reread it, I find sometiing wrong. your a great writer and Jilda is a good proofer. that a word?

  10. Writing a book, painting the house, quilting a complicated quilt--always important to take that extra look or more.

    We had a wind and rain that lasted all night. I half expected to see all the trees in the street.

    Beautiful photo.

  11. Beautiful sky- can't tell if it is setting or rising. I use a step counter and it is set on 12,000 so I can get 5 miles in a day. My husband has one of those fitbit type bands and his tells him to get up and move when he sits still too long. Not sure I would like that!

  12. wonderful 'bipolar' skies. We've been following each other for awhile Rick, thanks for dropping by today! I had a fitbit for a while then decided I didn't need it as I just walk a lot anyway because I enjoy it.

  13. Your sky photo looks like something big is on fire at a distance. You must be loosing weight and toning your muscles with all the walking and I bet you sleep better too.

    Good luck with the book.


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