Yay Spring!

Last week, I told you all about heading to Portland, OR, to see my friend whom I’ve dubbed the Picky Vegetarian (and IS she picky! Her decisive attitude towards food is but one of the things I love about her, though. So I just make ruthless fun of her).

And so last night I took an overnight flight from Portland and arrived back in NYC a little before 8:00. I just emerged from bed. You are all grateful that I took time to brew coffee, or this would be “xxdo? tofoedr4 ert9ight!”

While there, we ate loads of good food (no tomatoes! no eggplant! no tofu!), went to THREE wineries (she barely drinks, so that indulgence was for me alone–see why I love her?) and I went shopping at Powell’s, the world’s most amazing bookstore.

I haven’t done any writing. But I have gotten psyched for it, and mapped out a plan for what I need to do prior to heading to Nashville for this year’s National RWA Conference.

Armed with a plan, I intend to embark on it on Monday. I am not sure what my goal will be–I am thinking of not letting myself read unless I’ve also written that day, but then I think I will go postal (what is the reader equivalent of that? Read-al?), so that likely won’t work. A job well done is gratifying, but not really motivational, for me, at least.


So not sure what I’ll tack up on my pretty red bulletin board to glance at every time I am lured to the dark side (dark side = Twitter, et al). Suggestions welcome.

Meanwhile, hope your Friday is Good, regardless of your religious affiliation, and that your weekend is full of crocuses.


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Louisa Cornell
12 years ago

I know exactly how you feel, Megan. I am putting the last little polish on the last five chapters of my third manuscript and have already started my fourth. I would truly LOVE to have my fourth finished in time for Nationals and I even have a plan written out for it. Now if I could only stay off the internet, out of the TBR stack and away from my dogs who love to cuddle and play with equal fervor and my cats who love nothing more than enticing Mom to crash on the couch in the dark to watch a movie or read a good book. SIGH! The weather here in LA (Lower Alabama) is gorgeous today, truly unusual for my day off. Usually it rains!

Happy Spring / Easter or just Happy Friday to all!

12 years ago

Glad you enjoyed yourself in Portland, Megan. Sorry the weather wasn’t better, but you went to the most important places. Did you pick up a Keep Portland Weird bumper sticker while you were here?

Amanda McCabe
12 years ago

20 wheelbarrows, Diane??? Just thinking about it makes my shoulders ache!

My lilac bushes have tiny green buds today, that makes me happy. 🙂 And I have Easter chocolate, that DEFINITELY makes me happy!

12 years ago

I’m glad you had a great trip. Your batteries are recharged so you can get some productive work done.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Emma Hox
12 years ago

I adore Powells. I live in Central Washington but I make it to Portland once a year or so. I ALWAYS go to Powells if I am in Portland.

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