I am happy to report that I’m coming to the end of the umpteenth revision of my YA fantasy novel Out of Time, the third in my Great Library Series. Phew, what a tangle of words a novel becomes when you give it close reading after close reading. My plan is to get Out of Time to the editor by the beginning of March, which is a week away.
This means it’s chop-chop time. Therefore, blog posts will be relatively short and filled with pictures. Lucky for me, Maine is a photogenic place to live.
Readers might recall that at the end of last week, the temperature was below zero.
Here was yesterday’s temperature, and the thermometer is in the shade. Quite the contrast!
A perfect time for a walk. In the last post, I looked down. On yesterday’s walk, I looked up. I think it was the glorious blue of the sky that drew my gaze to all the little things that were either growing on branches or that were still attached.
Now, onward ho! Back to the tangle of words.
46 thoughts on “Looking up in Late February”
Nice! Looking up or down yields lovely sights. 🙂
Good luck on your last slog!
What a beautiful day for looking up Laurie! Great to hear you are on schedule with your book and we wish you happy writing and untangling before it goes to the editor 🤗💗 xxx
Beautiful late winter photos. Laurie! Wishing you the best on getting your book completed and to the publisher.
Good luck with getting your book ready! Lovely pictures as usual.
After so much rain this winter, seeing that gorgeous blue sky is a welcome sight. Good luck with the book!
Thanks, Jill. Love those blue skies.
All the best for getting those last pages sorted.
The day was perfect.I’m glad things are going well with the book!
I hope that your work goes smoothly. It was good to see some blue sky.
In Maine, the blue skies of February are beautiful to behold.
Good luck getting it all done, Laurie. I’m glad you were able to fit in a walk. It helps to untangle those words! 🙂
Thanks, Tanja. Sure does!
What glorious photos! I especially like the green branches with the cones — I almost can smell it! Best wishes for a quick and satisfying finish for your book!
Thanks so much!
I love those blue winter skies! Best of luck with your book Laurie, it will be wonderful when it is finished.
May all be looking up.
More snow coming on Thursday. 😉
The forecast is for the snow to be wet and nasty and heavy. Sigh. On the bright side…Snow-Gauge Clif will soon be making an appearance.
Lovely colours and freshness.
What a lovely blue sky! Sometimes when trying to untangle words it is good to get out in the frsh air and blow the cobwebs away. Good luck with the revisions and I am so pleased that the weather has improved enough for you to go for walks.
Yes, yes! So far, for us, winter has been fairly mild.
Gosh – doesn’t the time fly! Not long ago it seemed as if you had ages to your deadline. I’m sending good luck wishes (and also giving you an extention on the story about why Clif is a Yankee and you are not).
The BBC have just been showing an Ice Pancake from Maine on the news. It’s the first time I’ve heard of one of those!
Thanks! If all goes, I’ll be writing about Yankees next week. I’ve only seen pictures of the ice pancakes, but they really are fascinating.
It certainly is looking up both inside and outside. Carry on to a successful final edit. 🙂
Good luck with your editing and timelines, Laurie. In the meantime, I am delighted with your photos of Maine!
Many, many thanks!
Oh, my, I better catch up on my reading queue of books before you publish again! As to temperature, we had 66F in the balmy, late February Appalachian Mountains. I think the Grinch Stole Winter this year.
“Out of Time” won’t be published until fall of 2020, so you have time. 😉 And the Grinch comes through courtesy of the climate crisis. It’s been warm in Maine, too, more like late March than late February. Yesterday, it was in the 50s, and this Mainer had to ditch her winter coat when she went shopping.
Good luck with knuckling down. Looking forward to reading the book.
Many, many thanks!
Wow Laurie you are so close to the finish line. Congratulations! I too love to look up at the contrasts of leaves and branches against a beautiful blue sky! I think it is part of our genetics to feel happiness at these views.
Yes, yes! Thanks, Betsy.
Good luck! Good Luck! May it all go smoothly and we get to read your book very soon 🙂
Thanks so much, Clare!
Good luck on the final reviews for the editor and I loved the last photo!🙂
Thanks so much!
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