|The Boardwalk on Indiana Beach ~ Lake Shafer ~ Monticello, IN|
Photo by Loree Huebner
I've been so bogged down with editing and revising the novel that I'm going to query in a week or two. I'm finally nearing the end of the book...then I have to get the query letter right. I planned on querying this week, but the process is taking longer (doesn't it always?) than I thought it would. I hope to be done with the book and query by the end of next week. ANYWAY ~ that's where I'm at. Eric and I are also writing the query letter for another Civil War article we've written. We plan to query that next week too. Soooo, with all this editing, revising, and query stuff going on, I thought that this week my blog would be just about summer fun. I know we are all busy doing summery stuff.
My questions for you have to do with SUMMER FUN.
What song or songs make you think of summer?
What movies do you like to watch during the summer?
What is your favorite summer memory?
My answers are :
Songs ~ I have 4 older sibs, so I was exposed to all sorts of music when I was small. When I was real young, I can remember a hot summer at the lake when we heard (over and over) and sang ~ Joy to the World...all the boys and girls now...Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea...Joy to you and me...by Three Dog Night. The song Rocketman by Elton John also stirs up some summer memories up at the island in Minnesota. My brother played Rocketman over and over. We caught frogs, swam, fished, and jumped on a trampoline. Great memories.
Movies ~ I always watch, To Kill A Mockingbird, at least once a summer. To me, it's the ultimate summer movie. Eric and I watch the movie, Gettysburg, over the 4th of July holiday. I also love to watch old westerns and old scary movies. During the summers when I was young, I used to watch those oldies with my dad and brothers. We stayed up late and ate popcorn and apples.
Favorite Summer Memory ~ In recent years, (about every other year) there have been destination weddings in our families. We've had some real great family times in Aspen, Colorado, Brussels, Belgium, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Marblehead, Ohio. No weddings this year, but my nephew is getting married next June in North Carolina. I love when the entire family gets together. It's summer. It's a whirlwind, fun-filled, pizza-eating, karaoke, wrench-your-knee-while-dancing type weekend...and that's all before the nuptials and reception. Each wedding weekend has priceless summer memories of its own.
I also loved going to Indiana Beach on Lake Shafer when the kids were small. We had some great times there, spending a long weekend at Harbor Inn and playing at the waterpark. Crazy raccoons always tried to steal our burgers, hotdogs, and jalapeño poppers from the grill.
Have an awesome summer week and write on!
Between you, me and the gatepost,