Red Faced


 Lavender Swirl, Lower Antelope Canyon, Navajo Reservation, Arizona.The photographer is Kenneth Parker.  More than worth the time to visit.  Stunning! 

Okay, I would delete the last post but too many people read it.  In fact, I was six people away from breaking the 200 reader mark today!  How exciting.  I’m so curious about all these people who cruise through here… <g>

But, my face is burning.  I am sorry you picked a personal rant day to check me out.  We usually do have fun here at the snark.  In fact, look back a couple of posts to the current Scene From a Pic.  Pull up the comments to read the first entry from Heather Harper .  It simply blew me away.  I even printed it out. 🙂

But, I also believe in sharing all of the good and bad in choosing writing as your career, life, calling–you name it.  One reader called me painfully honest and well, I still believe that’s a good thing. 

Yes, my day managed to get worse, but then, it got better.  I’m back to my normally upbeat self.  I love my children like nothing in this world and we’ll work through all this.  I’ll find something to make my son see how important schoolwork is.  Today might have helped when his teacher sat him down and explained failure to him.  Poor kid looked shocked when he got home.  He just thought he could scrape by and go on to the next grade. 

But… tonight, while he’s been sitting here next to me catching up on the two months of work his teacher so graciously let us work on over the weekend, I’ve managed to kick out 3000 words.   

I freaking made my word count! 

My son and I are sitting together, both working.  No music or TV and when he needs help, I stop and show him that mommies do know something about verbs, nouns and adjectives.  heh heh  He thinks it’s special to sit next to me while we both work.  Looks like a new tradition has begun. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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2 Responses to Red Faced

  1. Rinda! That sounds wonderful! Cozy and productive. I’m very happy for you. 😉

  2. That is fantastic! Good luck on your son getting caught up on his work. 🙂

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