It's Friday! Freaky, Fun, Fabulous Fri-i-i-day! Are you excited about the weekend? Let's get this party started with our host, Lexa Cain, and co-hosts: L.G. Keltner and Tonya Drecker.
1. I started writing a new short story this week. The first day the words were flying, about 3,500 of them. The second? Eh, about 1,500. Laborious, cringeworthy, pigslop. This seems to be the pattern whenever I start a new project. The first day is glorious, and the second makes me wonder how I can call myself a writer. Usually the third day is a little better, so I hope the pattern holds.
Image: Emily Jackson
2. Apples! It's apple season. We already picked Ginger Gold (super sweet) at our local orchard and it is almost time to pick my favorite apple of all: Honey Crisp. If we don't miss the tiny window, I'll stock up on these babies. They last forever in the refrigerator.
3. Julie Flanders is celebrating the release of her new children's book this month about a not-so-little guy named Baby Moo.
Baby Moo has a dream. He wants to travel the world and sing on the stage of the Sydney Opera House! While he loves his home at Sunrise Sanctuary, it hasn’t been the same since a piglet named Nathan showed up and stole all the attention away from Moo. Jealous of the new baby, Moo decides now is the time to make his escape and pursue his dream.
But the world outside the sanctuary gates is not quite the fun and exciting place Moo imagined, and he quickly finds himself in big trouble. Moo's friends Missy the dog and Ruthie the cat rush to help him, and land in some trouble of their own.
Lost and frightened, Moo and his friends must rely on each other to find their way back home. Will they ever see Sunrise again?
***Julie Flanders will donate $1 to Sunrise Sanctuary, home to Baby Moo and numerous other rescued animals, for each copy sold in September.***
Are you writing this fall? Have a favorite apple? What do you think of a cow singing on the stage of the Sydney Opera House?