Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Well, I did it! After getting one chapter done I managed to break away for a moment and get to the Big Muddy Blues Festival on Sunday night. It was great. There were maybe five or so stages set up at different spots on Laclede's Landing and bands played various styles of blues. Food and drink vendors lined the cobblestone streets that were closed off to traffic. Tons of people. In bars and restaurants, walking and sitting along the streets and lawns. Young, old. I quickly saw that this was an extremely popular event.

And here's one of the downfalls to leaving your cell phone off. I had a friend trying to get in touch with me because he had tickets to the Rams' last preseason game. My friend knows how much I love football. My friend knows how much I love the Rams. And I missed the call. I wanted to kick myself. On the other hand, it's probably good that I didn't know because that was my 11-hour workday and I do think I would have ditched the writing for football. Well, hey. I'll be done next week and will have all season to go to the games.

Yesterday, I got another chapter revised after spending part of the morning volunteering with United Way to collect money for the Hurricane Victims. So, now, I'm two chapters behind where I really want to be, but I'm not really worried. Okay, the countdown is on. I got exactly one week to whip the last half of it into shape and get it to my editor.

4 comments:

Court Tue Sep 06, 12:52:00 PM EDT  

YOU CAN DO IT! Rah rah sis coom bah?! lol Good that you were able to enjoy yourself at the festival. It sounds like fun. It's great to see so many people helping out with the Hurricane victims. I know being the hardworker you are, you will get those chapters revised in no time. Have a good week!

Melissa Tue Sep 06, 06:36:00 PM EDT  

You'll get it done! You took a break to do something so worthwhile for the hurricane victims, surely your muse will help you get the chapters written! Good luck!

Marcus Harris Tue Sep 06, 10:13:00 PM EDT  

You'll get there, Cherlyn. Just stay focused on your goals. You've got an incredible work ethic, so there's no possible way you'll fail.

Believe it or not, you continue to be an inspiration to me for all your dedication and hard work on behalf of your craft. Thanks!

Cherlyn Michaels Wed Sep 07, 09:26:00 AM EDT  

Court,
THANKS for being my cheering section! It's coming along. A few more chapters, a few more days.

Melissa,
Yes. And doing something for others makes you reflective and very grateful. I'd lke to do so much more.

Marcus,
Thanks so much for your words. It really does my heart good to hear that. :-)