Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Blue Skies

Winter skies are so very blue.
Sandy said she wanted to go outside. She always wants to go outside.
We're still house-sitting, and loving it! Here's the wall in front of the house, lovely even in winter.
It's so steep around here, there's hardly a place to take a nice neighborhood stroll. A little bit down this road, the incline becomes difficult. Sandy says, "Aren't you coming, Mama?"
Steep steps, gray and beautiful.
I love winter trees. Green is gorgeous. Flowers are fine. But the cold nakedness of branches in winter has its own appeal.
And I thought of a title for my book. Julia and Adam have both declared it very good: Three Against the Dark. I like it. I wanted the title to say something about houses, because the book is a lot about houses, but I couldn't make it work. I also didn't want some title like so many others these days, single words like Bloodthorn, or Stricken, or worse Bride of Vampires. Ugh. No thanks!

I'm so used to writing each day. I've actually been eager to finish the children's book, because I have another book that I'm raring to work on. It's been calling my name! So today I'm re-reading it to refresh my mind, before I tackle it and finish it off. It's called Greenfield Civil Wars. I'll keep you posted on its development.


  1. Haha - I've actually read what you had written so far of your next book!

    An awesome title - how did you come up with it?

  2. Oh, little Sandy! She's so pretty! I bet she's a good runner. I like your book title, MK!

  3. I do love the dark branches against the's a lovely part of winter.
    Those steep walks are your opportunity to get a little stronger during this time! Strolling it's not, though. :-)


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