Thursday, March 28, 2013
Appetizers: Scotch quail eggs (it’s Easter) with aioli dip and prosciutto wrapped asparagus. We’ll be sipping martinis with this.
Starter: Shrimp cocktails. Red and white wine will be served with the meal.
Entre: Roast beef with Celery roots and potato mash; pan fried carrots and Brussels sprouts, Yorkshire pudding, Greek salad and to top it all off (and make sure our arteries are completely clogged) a bourguignon sauce.
Dessert: St-Honore served with shooters of chocolate grappa.
Nightcap: Coffee with bailey’s and chocolate truffles. (Again, it’s Easter.)
I can’t wait to do all that stuff…but for now back to the cleaning. :-/
Friday, March 22, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
External: one novel is at my agent, being checked before resubmission, while another one is being shipped to beta-readers/critics.
Internal: First, I’m sketching a major rewrite of one of my novel. It’s going well. I’ve figured out most of the changes. I think I’ll have to add at least two chapters to the manuscript though. Second, I’m plotting a new story. Right now, it’s still all in my head, floating about. Imagine a giant Rubik’s cube with different scenes all around it instead of colored squares. Once I have enough scenes figured out (I don’t need to fill the entire cube, but I absolutely need the beginning and the end.) then I can solve the puzzle and write my outline. Sounds weird, but it works for me. ;-)