Friday, March 31, 2006

re-up

This is what they used to call it when you re-enlisted in the Marines (and maybe they still do). There was a monetary bonus for re-enlisting, as I recall, and all the Marines said that the money wouldn't make any difference, they'd never re-up, no way, no how. But then they did, some of them anyway. (As a Marine wife, I found a lot of their behavior inexplicable.)
Unfortunately, there is no monetary bonus when you start working on your novel again. I've gained words (about 3000 so far), not dollars. Carl is giving a lecture on ghosts, standing on a shaky stage in front of the stained glass window that used to be in the Elks Lodge. Something is sure to go wrong, and I have to be there to catch it as it goes by.

4 Comments:

Blogger Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Oh, but gaining words is lovely, isn't it? Don't you feel like you're riding high again?

4/02/2006 12:00 AM  
Blogger Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Oh, but gaining words is lovely, isn't it? Don't you feel like you're riding high again?

4/02/2006 12:00 AM  
Blogger Isaurine said...

Words, words, words, put them all together and you have a book!

4/02/2006 10:28 PM  
Blogger lucette said...

The novel as a word bank--an interesting idea.

4/03/2006 10:00 AM  

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