It is her birthday, 101 years today. This is the Julia Child I remember.
She said something as a cook that I can relate to as an author:
I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
And I echo her statement. I was 34 when I started writing novels; up until then, I just read. I’ve never appreciated the written word more than now, after I’ve written several novels, rewritten, edited, cried, fought, torn them up, and then started over with a blank page. There have also been the times when I read what I wrote and then reread it because it sounded so good to me, I couldn’t believe it was mine. I doubt many people appreciated food as much as Julia Child did. Hopefully, someday, I might attain a fragment of her talent and accomplishments.
1) Finish 100% my final edit of THE PANDORA REVERSAL: SHIFTER.
On page 183 of 324. Kids are back in school, and I’m going strong. I can make it.
2) Blog once a week.
So far, I’ve done this.
3) Go visit at least 5 other blogs per week.
Done this, and I’ve loved hearing about all of you!
4) Submit PR:S to at least 5 agents.
Not yet. Giving my list to a writer friend who will give me the skinny on all the agents on my list.
Go on a date with my man.
Dinner at the Outback and a movie (Ironman 3). Lots of talking, kissing, etc. Woot!
6) Take my oldest kid to college. I’m so excited for her, and I know she’s ready to go. (But this is the one I dread most. *small tear*)
We’re packing, on track to fit in the car.
I feel good about things so far!