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Saturday, January 16, 2010

One of Those Days...

Everyone has one of those days (weeks, months, years...) from time to time. Mine started nearly two weeks ago and I'm hoping it ends soon. Luckily, none of the bad things has turned out terrible.

A suspicious mammogram took me to the doctor for a follow-up that came back clear. Phew!

The vet and I are working to treat my dog's recently diagnosed diabetes. Change of food, once a day glucose urine test, twice a day insulin shots, back to the vet every three to four days for a blood glucose test. Hopefully we'll find the optimal insulin dose soon.

Someone scraped their bumper against the side of my daughter's car (no, he/she didn't leave a note). Trying to get repair estimates for a car a hundred miles from the body shop has not been fun. Thank goodness for email and digital cameras! Now we have to work out when to my daughter will be home from college long enough to have the repairs done.

On the brighter side, I finally got my critique group started this week. I'm hoping for some helpful feedback on my contemporary with suspense elements manuscript. This story means a lot to me. Like my son who has Asperger's Syndrome, one of the main characters is an autistic child. I've added a links at the bottom of my blog page for the Autism Society's website and Autism Speaks to learn more.

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...with a Kick

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Goal #2

In making my list of goals, I thought to push myself to finish those WIPs. Who knew it would lead to forcing a resolution to a problem I've been mulling over for a couple months. I saw my hero and heroine's dark moment coming and had thought of one scenario, but hadn't been able to work out how to get them there. Yesterday I had an *Aha* moment! After weeks of working on other manuscripts, I finally made it back to Allie and Mike. And goal #1 is becoming easier to achieve with my new-found inspiration. Last night the words wanted out faster than I could write. I'm still hearing their voices in my head calling for more of that conflict. Hopefully my hands and eyes won't give out before my brain does today :) Maybe I'll be able to cross one story off my to-finish list soon!

Signing off to work on goals 1 & 2,

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...with a Kick