Tuesday, June 09, 2009
To Bee or Not to Bee
I'm really pushing the Hamlet word play this week.
A year ago, while the boys were in day camps, I wrote the first draft of a novel. It is called The O'Riley Bees and is 50,000 words long. I mentioned here that after six months of letting it sit, I read it to the kids and they liked it. I marked this month, in my mind, as the time when I would write the second draft.
This morning would have been the beginning of that endeavor.
Last night, instead of preparing, I used many words becoming more transparent here on my blog. This morning, I took yet more pictures of flowers at the farm and visited with the many workers (Nicolas has four additional helpers today, so I can't use farming as a way to get out of this).
Procrastination may clean my house or inspire a dance (I am alone after all), or too much blogging.
I like my protagonist - fifteen year old Finn. I like the girl he falls for, Bea. The Irish ghosts are fun. It's just hard to cozy up to the bees. You know?
It's time to go clean or something. I definitely need to walk away from this blog.