Thursdays meeting went well for all those answering. I got a ton of great feedback, a good bit of constructive criticism, and the pleasure of some like-minded company. I'm telling you fellow writers out there, don't hole up in your house and forget an entire world exists beyond your computer scree. There is nothing that refreshes my writerly batteries like spending face to face time with other writers. Sure, I'm in a weekly Monday night critique group with three intelligent ladies who are talented writers and now I'm going to make the Thursday morning trio a weekly thing as well. You know I've never been in a crit group where there was another man, at least not one that showed up regularly. I consider Plundered Booty to be much more of a "guy" book than my previous novels but I'm pleased to say thus everyone, male and female alike, has gotten the humor. Let's hope I can keep it that way. I really am fortunate to live in such a strong writing community where so many talented people are wiling to share their knowledge.
Friday the weather here was gorgeous, high in the upper 50s with not a stitch of wind. So I took my boys fishing. The state of Texas stocks Rainbow trout in several places including a small pond/lake int he midst of Amarillo's medical center. It is a great opportunity to take the boys without spending a lot of money and time getting to a larger lake. Here are a few pics I snapped.
This is our catch and our supper. My seven year old hooked and reeled in the trout on top and the five year old caught the bigger one on bottom. Yes, he made certain to point out that his was bigger. matter of fact he is still reminding his brother two days later.
No the other shot is not from the remaking of the Hitchcock film The Birds. Those are Canadian Geese that winter int he area. It is a wonder they can fly at all after all the bread people feed them but just as we were leaving about three or four hundred of the large birds took off and flew right over our heads. We stared up and watched them go making sure to keep our mouths closed.
Blogging may be sporadic this week as I concentrate on my fiction while the words are flowing. But I have a few more pics to share so look for my posts this week to be more of a visual nature.
Here's to happy, writing, cooperating fish, and soaring wings to you all.
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