Since my teaching position allows weekends free, my Spring Break technically ended yesterday. Although others would say my staycation lacked fascination, I’ve enjoyed myself immensely. This is some of the mischief that has amused me this week:
A Time to Write
I spent a portion of my time working on the next book in my Maidens of Petheralm series. While I’m not to the halfway or even the quarter mark at this point, I am pleased with my progress. However, I have a dilemma. Three book ideas swim in my head, none of which have anything to do with my series. When I wrote Elise’s Choice, I focused entirely on that storyline; no unrelated ideas popped in my head. Now I’m uncertain how to proceed. Do I plot and begin writing the other ideas when I need a break from Petheralm, or do I jot down the basic information for the ideas and forget about them until I complete my current project? Decisions, decisions!
A Time to Read
Since I used my time for writing, I haven’t read nearly as much as I normally do. I am still in the process of reading A Voice in the Wind and Dewitched. I’m three-fourths of the way finished with the first and halfway through the second. However, I’m definitely on target to meet my reading goal of seventy-five books this year.
Practice Makes Perfect
Our local theatrical production of The Diary of Anne Frank opens in less than a week. We’ve had lengthy practices nearly every night, practicing in full costume and with sound cues. I think it’s going well. I can’t wait for our first performance!
I met my dear friend, Diane Vaughn, for lunch at Arby’s a couple times this week. Naturally, I had to try Arby’s turkey Rachel sandwich. It’s rather exciting sharing a name with such a tasty sandwich.
Since Diane is both a teacher and a writer, we naturally talked shop. Diane is in the process of rewriting a Pirates of the Caribbean fan fiction into a completely original fiction. She’s reworking several plot points and characters to make it totally her own. Since character development is one of my stronger points, I’ve been able to help her with characterization and such. It’s been a blast! I can’t wait to read it!
Following one of our Arby lunch dates, Diane, my mother, and I went to see Disney’s new live-action Cinderella. I absolutely loved it! I could go into detail about it, but I have a post idea about Cinderella that I plan to run on Monday’s Random Rambling, so be sure to check it out.
Although there were no trips to museums or amusement parks and no out-of-town visits, I thoroughly enjoyed my Spring Break. And now, I must prepare my mind for the return to school. With approximately two months left until summer vacation, there are several topics to teach and reteach. My planning awaits me!