busy, including an overnight trip out of town. But still, writing goals were addressed: another touch at revision, updating the one-sentence pitch, progress toward querying. With all that, it seemed fitting to celebrate by taking a quaff of a few suds--the suds of a root beer, that is!
Our special destination for a root beer treat is, appropriately, The Root Beer Stand. Around since the 50s, it is a (used-to-be) car-hop kind of place. Though servers no longer come out to your car to take orders, it is still a quaint little location that offers not only root beer, but coneys, popcorn, and the best BBQ sandwich you ever ate.
What a fun break--sipping and munching, observing and enjoying. A great time to clink glasses. Cheers!
So, as the week winds to a close, I propose a toast. Cheers! to those who:
- set writing goals this past week and made progress, no matter how great or small.
- achieved breakthroughs in a knotty part of their story.
- got a positive response from an agent/publisher.
- registered for a writing conference.
- had the courage to ask someone to read their work.
- paid it back and critiqued someone else's work
- read to their kids.
- read to someone else's kids.
- are dedicated to excellence and to doing with their lives the very best they can to make the world a better place in which to live.
- my daughter who received notice that she has been named a finalist in the Thin Threads Story Writing Contest--this, her first big writing break-through.
- and to my daughter-in-law who became a U.S. citizen this week, in a swearing-in ceremony in Los Angeles that included over 3300 other new citizens.
Anything you'd care to toast?