Summertime and the Living Is Fairly Easy

Written By: Dawn - Jul• 07•14

 

Prom Selfie w/Little Bug

Prom Selfie w/Little Bug


Once again I find myself having to write a recap of life instead of regular blogging. Life happens!

It was an unusually busy late Spring , end-of-the-school-year and start to summer for me with work, Little Bug’s graduation and finishing up my coursework in Stanford’s Online Creative Writing Certificate Program.

I spent June decompressing from all of the above and now that July is here and I’m down to four weeks left of summer break, I’m ready to come back to my writing life through blogging and beginning a new novel.

In the meantime, here’s what’s been keeping busy-

 

Graduation! May 22, 2014

Graduation! May 22, 2014

It’s hard to believe, but I no longer have a child in K-12. I surprised everyone and didn’t cry like I am known for doing and actually kept it together. It’s hard to fall apart when your son is so excited.

My favorite graduation picture.

My favorite graduation picture.

 

If it’s not the kids, it’s the pets keeping me one my toes. Our new puppy, Lily, excells at this. She is all energy, teeth and legs jumping up. Weasley was lethargic by comparison. She’ll be a great dog in about twelve months. The carpet won’t last that long however. Still, with a face like this, what can you do?

Pool Princess

Pool Princess

Weasley is holding his own.

Without Weasley, I don't know how we'd handle the puppy.

Without Weasley, I don’t know how we’d handle the puppy.

I’ve managed to have some fun too. Big Boy and I spent some time together at Phoenix Comic Con. We went to the One Man Star Wars show and did a photo shoot with Nathan Fillion.Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 9.44.22 AM

 

I finished up with Stanford in early June. After eight years with my Work-In-Progress (WIP) I am walking away from it to start a new novel. I’m taking one main character and some of the themes from the old WIP with me into the new one and am excited to have a fresh start. Most people never publish the first novel they write. Rest assured, that novel isn’t a waste of time because what you learn in the process is invaluable.

The rest of June was spent with a book in my hand and one or two dogs in my face. No complaints!

Our number one job is to be adorable!

Our number one job is to be adorable!

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. BFF says:

    How does school start in a month? Didn’t you just get off work?!

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