Monday, October 10, 2011

Just Be Sure That Yours Is Not the One

In case you missed it, I made an announcement about Bitterblue on Thursday.

You know, I wanted to come here and try to express some of my thoughts and feelings about what it was like to write this book, tell some stories, and describe how it feels to be done writing it. But I don't think I can yet. It was the hardest work I've ever done, and now that my part of the process is mostly over, I'm grieving. It's a comfort to me that if I have to give her up, at least I can give her to all of you.

Randomly, my subject line is from a Neil Young song I can't stop listening to. (The link is to youtube.) If you've never listened to much Neil Young and are curious, I highly recommend the album Neil Young Unplugged as your introduction.

My recent trip took me to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone, Salt Lake City, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon. Wisely, I chose an excellent photographer as my traveling companion :o). I'll be posting some pictures here soon. I don't think I've ever seen so much, and such diverse, natural beauty in such a short period of time. Plus, we saw elk, bison, a cantaloupe --

*blinks*

... okay, in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park, grazing by the river, we did not see a cantaloupe. We saw ANTELOPE. But since that was one of the funnier dictation mistakes I've seen in a while, I thought I'd leave it there for you.

Where was I? We saw elk, bison, antelope, and a wolf. A wolf!

Scattered today, but I'll gather myself together and post more soon.