It has been a rough few weeks here, but I’m putting on my big girl panties and regrouping. After I finished revisions on an article for the day job and sent it off to the journal, I just collapsed. I read, I slept, I knitted, and that was about it. I’m slowly feeling like getting back into the swing of things. This weekend, I will be in Manhattan helping out in the exhibits area at the Writer’s Digest conference–and I’m really looking forward to it. I hope it will jumpstart some of the habits I have let fall by the wayside the last month or so. That about all the news in this neck of the woods. How are all of you doing?
Consider going around to cheer the other participants during these hot and steamy days. The linky is here.
And for WIPpet Wednesday, I have 9 short paragraphs. I added 2+9=11, then 1+1=2 and then 7+2=9. This is very, very, rough, but I know this is a kind group.
Etienne stood in the doorway, visibly sweating. Tomasso grasped the moist hand offered him, sternly reminding himself not to wipe his hand on his tunic.
“Sir, I’m here to . . . um, I hope you will honor me . . . “
“I know why you’re here, Etienne. You needn’t be nervous.” Tomasso remembered the terror that grasped him at the same moment, and paused, musing. “But, of course, you are. She’s a good girl, despite her stubbornness. You’ve seen that side of her, yes?”
Etienne nodded mutely.
“That’s exactly the right response, too. Let her talk, and steer her when you can do it without her notice. Do you think you can work with her, then?”
“I like that she thinks about things, sir. I mean, I can provide for her and take care of her, too.”
“She needs thought and debate as much as food and wine, Etienne. I couldn’t give her to someone who couldn’t provide that as well.”
“I enjoy being able to debate with her, sir.”
Tomasso smiled. “Let us hope and pray that lasts, Etienne. Now, go find her in the solar and ask her. If she says no,” he shrugged, ‘’then my blessing means nothing.”
WIPpet Wednesday is also a blog hop. There are a lot of interesting snippets being shared on the linky here.