Monday, July 14, 2008


Another whirlwind weekend, this time soaking up music at the National Folk Festival right here in town. We listened to (and danced to) amazing bands of all genres, from blues to gospel to reggae. We ate food from vendor vans, perched on the grass. We stayed up incredibly late, and all slept in incredibly late. Aaaah.

We were out in the sun most of the weekend. Even with SPF 50 sunblock, I am far browner than my Norwegian/English genes meant me to be...but it's all good.

In writing news, I hit the first real story burst of MELODY, when it all comes flooding to me and I can't wait to get to the page. Of course I _couldn't_ get to the page this weekend, but the story was omnipresent in my head. I'm hoping to make it to 10,000 words today, and pile it on this week.

And in linkage, my writing bud Kelly Gay is giving an interview here. Comment, and you can win chocolate! Go! Shoo!


Morgan Dempsey said...

This is completely unrelated to your post.

A friend of mine said you Twitter'd about researching Slavic mythology. I've been struggling to research the stuff; my local library and bookstores (new and used) are all woefully lacking.

Got any good titles? I'm wary to buy things online without being able to crack open the covers and seeing if it's what I need. But I could go with a good solid vouch.

If you are able and want to help me out on this one, please drop me a line at dempsey05 at

Sorry for just dropping buy to effectively ask a favor :) Thanks for your time!

Susan Adrian said...

Hi Morgan:

Welcome! Just sent you an email.

Kelly Gay said...

Susan, thanks so much for linking to my interview, and for stopping by to post. That was really nice, and I was so worried no one would come; glad to see I was stressing needlessly. We had a great turn-out. Thanks again!!

Susan Adrian said...

Oh, you're welcome, Kelly! Well-deserved turnout. It was a great interview. :)