Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Mentionables

Vacation used to be a luxury, but in today's world it has become a necessity. ~Author Unknown

First thing to mention today: my writing friend Liz had a great short story featured at The Long and the Short of It last week - click here to read "Mother of the Year"!


I got my line edits back on Summer's Song last week, and the FLE (Final Line Editor - the person who takes a scrutinizing look at the manuscript after you and your regular editor have already been through it umpteen times) sent back her revisions with these comments: "The plot is great, the back story is very engaging. Summer's character arc is pitch-perfect. The setting of the McCready house makes so many other elements fall into place." Doing a little happy dance right now!


And finally, here are a few pictures from our vacation last week in the Outer Banks, NC:

Saturday morning, August 22 - if you look closely you can see what looks like fog, but it's actually salt spray from the waves, courtesy of Hurricane Bill

Some of the waves breaking - that morning they were around 10 feet but got up around 15 feet later in the day

The girls!

Wild mustangs up near Corolla - they seem to hang out everywhere: the roads, the beach, people's back yards...


Chad Aaron Sayban said...

That's a pretty fantastic comment from an FLE. Nice job!

Diane Craver said...

Great comments - that's awesome.

Nice pics! We left on the 22nd. Wish I could have seen you while we were both at OB - looks like we were even in the same Corolla area.

The funny thing is we saw people from our church (live in Ohio)in Wings store looking for souvenirs.

Liz said...

Thanks for the shout out and happy about the comments from the FLE. Can't wait until we can see the cover!!!

Great pic - glad you had fun!

Allie Boniface said...

I know, Diane, that's so funny that we were both there! Too bad we couldn't have gotten together.