Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Mentionables: Surviving the Storm

Well, did everyone survive Hurricane Irene? Here north of NYC, it wasn't nearly as bad as they had predicted. Lots of evacuations helped, I think. We had some moderate flooding in places (a couple pics below) and a lot of power outages, but nothing too bad. At our house, we escaped even losing power!

Today I'm a little stir-crazy and need to leave the house, though. What did I do all day yesterday? Well, I did try and be productive: read Donald Maass' book on craft, Writing the Breakout Novel and made 3 pages of notes for revisions as I tackle my WIP, Beacon of Love. I'm sure at least some of you have read it as well; if you haven't, you're missing out! He gives great, concrete advice and examples on how to amp up all areas of your novel. Definitely gave me some good places to consider. Wednesday I'll share some of my favorites :)

So, what does post-Irene look like in your neck of the woods?

Parking lot of a local mall, flooded

Highway in my area, flooded (I did NOT take this picture - I wasn't crazy enough to be on the roads in that weather!)


Marianne Arkins said...

It wasn't bad here, either, thankfully. I'm so relieved after all the build up!

RE: Donald Maass -- more than the book, I love (with an all-consuming passion) his Breakout Novel WORKBOOK. Seriously the best thing ever.

Allie Boniface said...

The workbook is my next stop!