Friday, July 2, 2010

Never Know Unless You Try

And Try.

And Try.

And Try.

We're going to Idaho today. We just decided. I'm frantically trying to make lists of a few things in my head and have to remember to text my sister to swing by and check on the dog if she's not busy and bring extra clothes for the kids. It may be a sort of "trip on a whim" but that doesn't mean I can do it without planning. Especially when we have a 2yo and 5yo to entertain. Plus, I need to make sure and take the camera so I can scout some locations /settings that could be really good for the current wip.

As I tweeted late last night - #mystressisselfinflicted!!

What's in Idaho, you ask? Amongst all the wonderful qualities I'm sure it has, not least of which is a dear friend who lives in the grand potato state, is the Powerball Lottery. I am determined to beat the "no one west of the Rockies ever wins" odds. And guess what? You can't win if you don't play.

And you really can't win if you only play one ticket, lose, let the negativity and odds against you lead you to giving up.

Oh, hey, doesn't that sound like, hmm, I don't know, maybe the querying process? Just saying.

We've got an uber-busy weekend between Idaho and lottery tickets, carnivals (for fun & wip research), fireworks, family bbq, more fireworks, and who knows what else will arise! What have you got planned for the weekend?

Hope everyone (in the US at least) has a safe and fantastic holiday!


Stephanie McGee said...

Have a good trip! Me? Work, writing, and hanging with family. That's about it for the weekend. Boring, I know. (Not the family part.)

Mary Campbell said...

lotter, carnivals, fireworks, family - all sounds like good reasons to go. Hope you have a great trip.

Amanda said...

YAY! Have fun! Wish we were hooking up today--but it'll be soon. :) Hope your numbers are winners!!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Have a great weekend, Windy!

Love the idea of taking pictures of the setting for you novel. :D