Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mix and Match

What I'm Reading:

Same as last week. I hated to leave Matt Hilton's Dead Men's Dust at home but it's a hardcover and we were traveling light. Can't wait to get back to it. Have also not finished the two non-fiction books on writing. I suspect I won't finish any of these books until next week because I'll be at a writing retreat Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon (more about that tomorrow), and I also have a critique to do for my writer's group Monday evening.

Note to self and to blog/Twitter/Facebook/e-mail friends: The retreat is only for working on the novel. I will not, repeat not, be online between Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.

What I'm Thinking About:

Getting this post finished so I can go to bed. Tomorrow is another travel day and we need to get up very early. And I don't go anywhere until I've had my coffee.

This Week's Quote:

"The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business."
-------------------John Steinbeck (from

A Recommended Blog: A blog about minimalism

I enjoyed the post called: Learn to love less

The Best Thing I Had to Eat This Week:

My daughter makes a simmered mixture of chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and maybe some ingredients I don't remember at the moment (Herbes de Provence?) and then serves it over pasta (or sometimes rice). Delicious topped with fresh shaved Parmesan.


Mason Canyon said...

The dish sounds good. Have a safe trip home.

Terry Odell said...

We're having a cool enough morning to think about cooking. That dish sounds yummy.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Oh my goodness....a blog that's even blanker than MY blog! Didn't know one existed. :) It looks like a cool site, though--thanks, Patricia.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Karen Walker said...

Safe travels, Patricia. And good for you, about the writing retreat with no online activity. Happy writing!

The Old Silly said...

Nice potpouri post. That simmered dish sounds wonderful, GREAT quote (gonna tweet that one), and have a happy travelling day!

Marvin D Wilson

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Right now a writing retreat with no online activity is what I really need! Hope it's productive for you.


Paul D. Brazill said...

Oh, that chickpea meal sounds great.

Anonymous said...

I'm hungry now. Enjoy the retreat. Here's hoping you write a lot.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped in today while I was trying to grab another one of those flying naps. Didn't work so well this time. After I did the head-bobbing thing enough times to give myself whiplash, I read more in the book about writing killer historical mysteries to get myself in the mood (even though the book I'm writing is not a historical -- hysterical, maybe...).