Saturday, September 15, 2012

In which we counteract the sedentary nature of writing books

Writing two books in a single year has been...challenging.  The two projects are completely different, (Endurance 101 and Sex in the Library), so there's not much chance that I'll get them confused...(although there have been some awkward moments when I've sent a file marked "Chapter 1"  to the wrong editor...I now name files more distinctly!)
There has been a very unwelcome side effect of all this writing:  I'm getting fatter from all that writing and sitting.

When a FB friend posted pictures of her walking desk, I immediately wanted one.  Then, when Mel's mom posted pictures of HER walking desk, I got out some scrap lumber and the cordless drill and got busy.

Funder is building one too.  She is a skilled carpenter, and hers will probably be beautiful.  Mine relies on camping-girl technology, like these handy little rubber bungy cords.

Mine is distinctly functional,rather than beautiful.

...and I've walked about a mile while writing this blog post!


Friday, September 14, 2012

In which washing and de-floofing the floofs does not make them less floofy

They look just fine from a distance...

...but get a little closer (especially to Luna) and you can see stuff
Luna doesn't remember where she picked up
all the stuff sticking to her fur.
in her floof.
Shetland Sheepdog floof is very similar to wool:
thick and warm and not always very clean.

Moss, twigs, dirt.  And worse.

I trim the hair from Luna's feet every month
or so--it grows back fast!

Luna's foot is floofy, even on the bottom.

Neatly trimmed now.  This is not a show clip--it's just cut short to minimize
the amount of stuff she tracks into the house.
It's really too bad there's no market for floof-wool knitted sweaters and hats.

One dog's worth of floof = almost enough spare floof to clothe an entire extra dog!

Next step:

Luna doesn't enjoy this part of her spa treatment

Always a glamour girl

We only own a blow-dryer because of the dogs.

Look Ma!

We're still floofy!

Monday, September 10, 2012

In which news about Endurance 101 is shared with the blog-folk

Our tentative timeline had this line in it:  "submitted mostly-final ms to publisher : August 31st."

And at 10am on August 31st, I emailed the file.

(Then I went riding).

Today, we have cover art to share!

Coming soon:  more from the book.

If you haven't "liked" us on Facebook, go NOW and share the page with your friends to enter your name in the drawing for a free autographed copy!