Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Odds and Sods

Hi all - this week I'm very much on the fly so thought I would just check in and tell you all what I'm up to.
Farm Visits
The farm visits are going well. I've visited five and have three more to get to. Was out in Merigomish yesterday at an organic dairy. I met some lovely folks and lots of dogs, cows, and sheep. I can't post photos of these visits as you all might like because they aren't mine to share just yet. But I always take photos as I'm going and coming and those I can share. This is one I took when Ron pulled over to phone someone the other day - I thought it was nice...
I cannot tell you the joy of getting to visit people at their farms and hearing them share their stories. To bad we didn't just all do that somehow. There is an idea in this that I've been formulating for a long long time. More when it is coherent.

CatchWord Productions - K. and I are off tomorrow to Linder's place. It is half-way to the Keltic where we will be doing our biggest annual mystery - the Halloween one. It is heaven to mosey slowly to Linder's and chat with my dear pal K. We do it because it is too long a haul on one day when we have bits and pieces to make sure of (clues, costumes, etc...). And because we get to hang out at the most lovely farm of Linder and David's and have a little mini-holiday before a weekend of murdering good time.
a chatting spot at Linder's...
Writing - all of this is of course writing. We write the scripts, I'm writing the stories of the farms and of course I write blog posts but I haven't been working on my revision in the last couple of weeks -well really since the pitch the publisher. I did send a query off to a publisher for The Rock Walker and have found another place to send one - hopefully today. And then I think I will work for an hour or two on the revision when Gwen gets here. She's here on a Wednesday this week as I had a farm visit yesterday.... So it is slow but I am working to a haphazard plan and know I will get back into to it very soon.
The Friday Challenge - I put a Friday Challenge (link to post) contest to readers the Friday before last. I really have gotten so few responses - four I think - so may just call all of them winners and put an end to it. So if you are planning to enter this would be your chance!
     And...no Friday Challenge this week as I won't be here...
For all Lurkers - you know who you are - how about joining my karass over at the right. Become a follower if you like to lurk - I won't bug you. I just need five more folks to have 100 followers. Family members? Old shy friends? Come on!

11 comments:

Rayna M. Iyer said...

I know it is cheating, but my Twitter account just started following you.

And next week and the week after, I am going to be doing something similar to what you are- visiting and listening to uplifting stories!

And your Paramita Challenge, I am still going to do. One day soon when I get time to breathe! I love your challenges, but there is this horrible thing called time that refuses to allow me to do what is important, like your challenges.

Margot Kinberg said...

Jan - I just love your stories about visiting farms. It reminds me of the years when I lived in the Midwest. Farms are a truly unique culture, and I'm happy you're spending time on them.

I wish you well with your writing. I empathize with working in the time to do that.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Always the lurkers!

Beautiful photos!

Talli Roland said...

Love love LOVE the photos! Gorgeous. And do you mean Keltic Lodge? I was there last month... it was SO nice.

Clarissa Draper said...

Beautiful farms.

Well, I can't wait to see the stories you tell from your farm visits.

CD

Mason Canyon said...

You always have such beautiful photos. Can't wait to read about those farm visit. Have fun on your trip.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Liza said...

I want to be sitting on those adirondack chairs right now. Glad you are enjoying the farm visits.

Jemi Fraser said...

You always have such lovely photos - you have a real 'eye'! :)

Chary Johnson said...

I love your photos! Farm stories . . . I could never write those being from the city. However, I would greatly like to read yours. Have fun on the next farm visits. :D

Hart Johnson said...

I think your farm visiting experience sounds like it could provide a nice backdrop to a good murder mystery! (Maybe an OLD murder... a set of rural farms and really old gossip)...

Have a great time with your murder this weekend! (I think that sounds fabulous--really hope I get to see one one of these days!)

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Wow, it seems like you've got your work cut out for you! That mystery weekend seems really exciting, though! Looking forward to hearing more about it!