Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Columbus Day! (and Happy Thanksgiving, in Canada)

"In fourteen hundred and ninty-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue"

And in two thousand and eight I have been grinding wheat, making bread, cleaning kitchen, making toast (butter, cinnamon, and sugar, on half a flat bread...Unique, yes. Tasty, yes!) and listening to Doug Phillips speak on How to Think Like a Christian. Whit has been in the kitchen with me, working on math, since he didn't have to go to school (Hurrah!). Very communal. I have my hermitish tendencies, but I actually do like people. Brothers especially. :-)

Vision Forum's
Behemoth has arrived! They have a few free downloads every day, which is where I aquired Doug Phillip's talk. I've also been eyeing several independent films...

Finally, a bit of writerly excitement. My current book, Melod's Song, has been moving along! Last week I finally wrote several scary scenes (frightening to me, because they needed to do so much and were so crucial to the story), and now am mainly filling in the gaps. Then it will be down to re-working the middle bits and editing and polishing, then, out into the wide wide world, to see if it can find a home with a publisher!

Shouldn't be any harder than sailing over an ocean to unknown lands, should it?

That is all I have to say,
So have a Thankful Columbus day!

(EDIT: Thanks to my Daddy, who noticed I at first had Columbus discovering the New World way back in the 1300s! Oops. That is now corrected. At least I got the nintey-two bit right...)


  1. Anonymous9:29 AM

    Sounds like you've done quite a bit of writing! Are you well over half way done? Are there any sneak peek previews?;)

    What kind of flat bread are you using? (just curious) I really enjoy these types of blogs where you tell us what you've been up to. Have you seen Fireproof? It's a great movie. I better run. I need to work on my bible lesson for tonight. Bye!!!

  2. Chelsa, I think I am over half-way done! I'm filling in spots around the end right now. I might need to go back and add some middle scenes (or chance the boaring/slow ones), but I don't think it will get too much longer. As to sneak previews, I'll see what I can do...

    The flat bread I made last was actually partly an accident. I had a recipe, but instead of whole wheat flour I accidently used my 7-grain flour! It took forever to rise, but it actually turned out decent. We used it for small individual-style pizzas. I'll try to do some how-to posts soon on such things.

    I have not seen Fireproof yet, but would love to! I hope your Bible study goes well! I miss you all. Last night Whit, my mom, and I watched a Dave and the Giant Pickle just for fun, and I thought of a certain young gentleman quite adept at drawing every character. ;)

    In Christ,