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|Thu, 08-07-2008 - 5:29pm|
I had been hoping to do some editing on my novel while away. I went to DH's hometown (4 days before him) and took my laptop. No internet signal at the in-laws' so I thought I could work on my novel... except that I have to upgrade the document from one computer to the other and in order to do that I needed the code from the software box. Oh well...
I did a lot of observing and thinking and many inspirations came to me so I may have some fodder for some writing. I did a lot of journaling, which is good. I hadn't even been doing any of that of late.
The most exciting thing, as always, is watching my husband step-dance for an audience. First for his family at the family reunion (and I taped it so I can watch it every day while he is still away), and then in front of a huge crowd in a small hall where he got paid $20 and received a standing ovation. It was being filmed for a documentary and he was interviewed and photographed by the local newspaper. I so wish I could share videos online without registering with YouTube.
I told my husband that he could really write a memoir. He agreed in that he does have a great story to tell about his life, but he is not a writer. I would have to do all the work, including drill him with questions. Not sure I'm ready to take that on yet but the man is a celebrity in his home province (not just town), but I think a few essays here and there are waiting to be written.
Vacations can be good after all, even if it is with the French speaking in-laws!