Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May Mish Mash

Mother's Day, Prom, Progress, College Looming, and 3 weeks to BuNoWrimo

So there. Tired yet? Maybe I will give you a bit more so you can then decide.

First, I hope all of you who ARE Moms or HAVE Moms had a great Mother's Day! (that was easy)

Senior Prom

(and now for the bragging portion of this blog post)

My son had his prom Saturday. He and his group of friends all got together with their dates for dinner at a country club first, then the dance, and the after party was at one of the girls's houses (a house that seems to always host many of them—I asked my son what was so welcoming and the house is large and they always have good food. So there you go. The trick to being the host house...

Mine's the tall one. A few are missing, but this is most of them.

My son and his date. I hear she was excited to go with him as it allowed her to wear her 6" heels.

The full group

And a windswept pose.

And no arrests or suspensions!!! Erm...

College Prep

So this month son needs to get his dorm sorted, attend leadership camp and June 2 we go to orientation... It's coming too fast!!!

Writing Progress

About two thirds done the LAST fix I am going to do before querying Medium Wrong. It's going slow, but going at all is an improvement over the last few (many) months. I want to get queries sent THIS month (10 is my goal) then July 1, after BuNoWriMo, I can add 10 more.

*muttering about synopses goes here*

And Finally... BuNoWriMo

Who wants to write a book in June!? We manage it HERE and on Facebook and we'd love it if anyone wants to join. My Writing Group began this in 2016 and yes, I know there is Camp NaNoWriMo now, but we had June first... plus, there is no rule that says you can't do both. The nice thing about BuNoWriMo is it is a bit more personal... smaller, so people interact and get to know each other. (we also run during NaNo for that personal touch)

Here is the Facebook link if anyone wants to join there.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Your young man looks sharp.

If I haven't finished the final story in my next book, I might join you for BuNo.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Six inch heels? How do people walk in those?
Glad your son and his friends had a good time and no one fell off their shoes.
Good luck with BuNo. I remember writing CassaStorm during BuNo one year.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Hart - he is tall .. and how lovely his girlfriend felt she was able to wear her shoes - oh gosh just the thought of teetering around ... I'm glad she stayed on her feet ... it does sound fun for them though.

Good luck with all the other things - and life is rushing you along - cheers Hilary

Andrew Leon said...

6" heels? That's a thing?!

Libby Heily Author said...

Great pics. I would die in those heels, literally. Good luck with the June book!!!

Crystal Collier said...

Very handsome. Who does he get his height from?

I'm cheering you on with your writerly stuff. You've got this! I'd love to do a novel writing sprint in June too, but we'll see. I'm hoping by then my book will be in the hands of my editor. It's not looking good.

Jan Morrison said...

You know (she says slowly, stroking her chin) I might just do that. I haven't touched The Crooked Knife from this past NaNoWriMo. I could make that my goal as I'd miss the first week due to being in Cuba. Yes, a 30 thou BuNoWriMo. And I adore the BuNo. Yes!! I need to get going on this while Bright Angel is out and about.

Love the photos of your son. Being the ma to two giants myself (6'8" & 6'4") I have experienced the wonder -I birthed that!!!

Helena said...

What a great-looking guy your young man is! And great friends too. What a proud Mom you must be.

Me, I've got the (expensive) cover artist lined up for my Charity MacCay books, so summer means editing and going into CreateSpace like crazy. I hope your own writing and querying are smashing successes.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Never finished a rimo but enjoy taking part. I'll be there! Bunowrimo! Your son looks immaculate and that wind swept pose could be in a movie.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

With his height he should play basketball :)