Sunday, January 29, 2012

More Progress on "The Little Library" AND on "The Book"


and that's the philosophy that led me into this project.

And I still stand by it.

It's impossible to explain to anyone who doesn't already feel this way - but to those of us who feel comforted by books, it's hard to imagine a life without them.  And most of us don't even want to imagine it, truth be told.



It's beginning to shape up and look more like a little library.

Donald has finished putting the bookcases together.

Next comes shifting and sliding and moving them to where they're going to live and then anchoring them to the walls.


One little sidestep took place during all this.

Remember that pile of "stuff" that was under the bed?  I've been frettin' about all that.  But I found this cupboard, which Donald put together and we've put it in "The Little Library."  The first thing I'm planning on doing (once it's been anchored) is putting the stuff that was under the bed in here.  Cross your fingers that at least most of it fits!

Then I get to start putting all the books in order and getting them on the shelves.  They won't all go in this room, of course, but at least now (maybe) there will be enough room to have them fairly nicely shelved through the house and not in the mess they are now.

source: God's Patience

AND - - -

While Donald was busy doing all this hard stuff in The Little Library, I was busy writing. 

I'm now, I think, moving into the final third of "The Book."  After not writing a single word all week, there was apparently a lot of stuff making its way into my head and storing itself in my brain, 'cause the words just came pouring out.  And I'm still loving the story, still loving the characters.  Not loving all the words, but for now they're working, at least.  And this is, after all, just the first draft - but a first draft that I keep tinkering with.  I can't seem to just write straight through without going back and tinkering.  But I do feel as though I'm moving forward.  And that's a good thing.  Right?!

source: God's Patience


Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like everything is going in the right direction. Continued good luck with 'The Book.' Love the photos.

Thoughts in Progress

Earl Staggs said...

Great progress report, Kaye, on the library AND the book. I'll bet you thought when you retired you'd have a lot of time on your hands. Ha!

Brenda Buchanan said...

Yes! Feeling like you are moving forward is a great thing.

I'm envious of your little library-in-progress, Kaye.

Brenda B.

Eve Barbeau said...

Wonderful progress on you Little Library and, my gosh, you're already on the last third of your first draft? I think that's amazing.

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Thanks, everyone!!!

We're at a temporary stand-still in the library waiting for screws to come from the manufacturer. Seems they forgot to include them in the original packaging. But that's ok - I think we're both tired and needed a break. Serendipity, really.

Earl - I "DID" think that!! LOL! Funny how that worked out, huh?!

Eve - I think I've made pretty good progress on The Book in a year's time.

And yep - moving forward does feel good, Brenda (which is my NEXT blog!).

Hugs to all!!!! I love see familiar faces here!