Reporting In

I am happy to report I am making good progress on My Immortals 5. It’s really, really, interesting the way I keep reminding myself that I can do this exactly the way I want to. I’m about 35% through, so there’s a shape developing and a structure I didn’t anticipate at the start.

My writer friend Liz Maverick was in my town today. We had an awesome breakfast and then we walked around P-town and I discovered that she loves antique stores as much as I do. Bliss. We came across a collection of sexually explicit netsuke. Nothing like unexpected peen! We stopped at the bookstore and talked about which book covers we thought worked and which ones seemed tired and old.

And now, off to bed.


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3 Responses to “Reporting In”

  1. Anna says:

    I love antiquing. It’s important to research before purchasing. Case in point – A pretty little gem caught my eye at one antiques shope. It’s a small sterling silver needle holder with lovely scroll-work. The sales lady said they were made in the 1800’s. Cool! So, I purchase it feeling euphoric about my lucky find. Oh, happy days! Later, research revealed the pretty little gem is a ‘vintage’ needle holder manufactured in 2008.
    🙁 Research is very important.

  2. My theory of antiquing has always been to never buy anything you wouldn’t still like if you found out it wasn’t what you thought. So, to give a silly example, no buying a painting you think is ugly but might be by a famous artist.

    Still, for a store to tell you something is 1800 when it’s 2008, that’s pretty heinous. But it’s still pretty, right?

    Most antique store owners are more than happy to talk geeky about what they have, particularly if they have some nice things, since that’s an indication they know their antiques. When I was a poor student, or fresh out of college and poor, the antique store owners were really generous telling me about what they had so I learned a lot.

    • Anna says:

      True. The sales rep statement was general, so she didn’t exactly say the needle holder in my hand was made in the 1800’s. What’s a big disappointment is that the needle holder is only four years old. Twenty-five years would have been better. Ah, well. It’ll find a place with my bobble head and pickle caster. :o)