Supernatural Novel: Day 17

Day’s Verse:
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
but the LORD test hearts.

Proverbs 17:3

— October, 2009 —

“Daddy, when’s my camp?”

“What camp, Vanessa?” Gilbertson disliked the intrusion his six-year-old daughter caused in his life, but his constituents loved it: The family man, devoted to his wife and child. They could relate. So Gilbertson cultivated the appearance of an attentive husband and loving father while spending as little time as absolutely necessary with them. That worked well, since his wife Joanne wasn’t wild about him. Well, to be honest, she loathed him, but she maintained their farce because she shared one trait with her husband: Ambition. Being the wife of a powerful US Senator wasn’t such a bad place to be, and each could live his or her separate life, coming together with consummate acting skill to project the image of a perfect family. Continue Reading >>

Non-NaNo News

Day’s Verse:
Devise a plan, but it will be thwarted;
State a proposal, but it will not stand,
For God is with us.

Isaiah 8:10

Rocky Mountains 1So man, with NaNoWriMo this month, I’ve not written a word about the most hectic and newsworthy month I’ve had in years. I’m going to give a little update on Everything Not NaNo in this post, so here goes.

The beginning of the month started out pretty nuts, with driving across the country and then finding a storage unit and dealing with all our junk and getting settled in at my parents’ house for the long haul. During that time, I learned that just because you have a 10-foot U-Haul doesn’t mean a 5’x10’ storage space will accommodate all your stuff. Now, I admit that neither Dad nor I are the greatest at those spatial relationship puzzle things, so we may not have squeezed every last possible box in. We did our best, though, and I’m pretty sure that even a better packer than us would have had some stuff left over. That stuff now lives on the back porch under a huge tarp, in the hallway upstairs, and in my increasingly tiny-feeling bedroom. Continue Reading >>