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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

All Glory Comes from Daring to Begin

Today Fig wrote an essay about Edgar Allan Poe and I started to write a mystery.

I started to write a book today--a novel. A mystery. I wrote two sentences. From there, I will go on.

I also got another kind of big article assignment. The trick is always to do my regular [paying] work and stick to a book I start. Wish me luck. This time I really want to follow through.

Good night.

  1. Boot camp in the park.
  2. Walked Sug around block once and with Barbara and Benz once.
  3. Good tooth care.
  4. Made world's best hot mocha. Used Lake Champlain Chocolates Mocha Hot Chocolate. I had it in my cupboard, and at the chocolate media tour Saturday, we were served big white Alice-in-Wonderland-size cups of the company's cocoa. I chose the traditional but most everyone else had the mocha, and it looked so inviting. Today, I made it with 1 percent milk but drizzled a little organic heavy cream on top. Absolutely divine, and much more economical than Starbucks.
  5. Made quiche with half whole-grain flour in crust, lots of broccoli in filling and low proportion of cream to low-fat milk.


  1. Yay! Two sentences! All glory DOES come from daring to begin. Go, Alice and good luck! I plan to pester you regularly about how it's going. Love, Linda

  2. Terrific!!! I am finding that 1/2 hour in the morning as I sip coffee and 1/2 hour before dinner after paying work done is a good minimum book writing schedule. So exciting!

    Oh, and I have also abandoned cream completely in my quiches to very fine results; I've never tried whole-grain flour though--must check that out!

  3. Hi Lin and Kim. Thanks for the good notes and kick in the pants. Kim, I like that tip re. 1/2 hr twice a, alice