Hello everyone! I know there wasn't a blog post yesterday but it is okay. After school I joined a car load of my teacher friends and we enjoyed dinner with Patricia Polacco. If you don't know who she is, she is an amazing author, speaker, and woman. By the time I arrived home last night, exhaustion settled in and I fell asleep on the the couch before 9:00 p.m.
A blog about my evening with Patricia Polacco will be posted later this year, probably closer to Christmas. But no worries, one is in the works. I will share this tidbit with you ~ SHE DOESN'T OWN A COMPUTER and is still a successful woman. Of course she has a staff that handles all this for her but she personally devotes all her time to writing, speaking, and volunteering with the children in her area.
The goals for this weekend are:
1) Catch up on some missing sleep and remove these terrible dark circles from under my eyes before the neighboring raccoon family stop and say, "Hey, you live with us!"
2) Visit my magician of a hairdresser so she can work her magic with the darker roots coming in. How does that happen? She told me dark roots were in style and I assured her I am all about being an individual so I would prefer my hair is the same color from root to tip. We won't talk about these lighter colored ones unless Mags is around and then she might point one or two out. She is so my kid.
3) Work on my book!!!!! Since school started I have spent minimal time working on my revisions, edits, and set-up to meet publication deadlines. I am so drained when I get home, to formulate word patterns and make editorial decisions makes my head hurt. My passion has taken a back seat until now. As of today, with much prayer and God's help, I will devote the necessary time to completing the next round of tasks to meet my first deadline next month.
4) Enjoy my family ~ a must for us all. The American family used to be the first and foremost after God but today it seems to take a back seat to everything and everyone else. I challenge you to do one thing together as a family this weekend. My double challenge, do something that doesn't require a television or technology.
I will be at the River's End Bookstore this evening from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. to listen to friends read their snip-its from their recently published anthology. Initially, I was a part of this book but once I saw the schedule and deadlines knew I couldn't meet those editorial deadlines and my own to have Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey released on April 3, 2013 so I chose to spend my summer working on my book instead of a story for this fabulous anthology.
If you want to hear some talented authors this evening ~ River's End Bookstore, Corner of Route 104 (Bridge Street) and West First Street in Oswego, New York is the place to be.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323