Friday, June 29, 2007

Unexpected Delights

Okay, okay...I'll give a thumbs-shot some thought. I have to consider whether I'd want them to show up all over the web as the target for all genetically engineered thumbs of the future. Hee-hee.

Anyway, today I want to post about yesterday. (On Thursday I just leave the whole day wide open for Thursday 13 stragglers--I figure it's a blog freebie day). Yesterday we were busy, and by the time we found our way back home at 3-ish, I had sort of a headache and knew I wouldn't have much time to write because my son had a game at 6:00. So I blog-bounced for a little with a Dr. Pepper for company and gradually started feeling a little more up to the task of writing. (I did have to get my 100 words in afterall). So I started and it was going fine: my heroine was doing an Internet search, so I did the search to see what I came up with and make it sorta legit. Anyway...long story for another time...I found that her search is now foreshadowing for the climax scene of the book. How cool is that?! In a rather unbelievable coincidence, several of the details in the book are now all linked up. I'm so psyched! I had to explain the whole thing to my husband last night even though he doesn't really know what's going on the book, just because I was so excited. He was very impressed. So yesterday was a good writing day after all.

And check this out...on Wednesday, we were lucky enough to be invited to go 'Behind the Scenes' at the Houston Downtown Aquarium. This is Nero...
He was right there!


Vicki said...

Don't you love it when the pieces begin fitting together perfectly. So happy for you.

I love the pic of Nero. Big cats always make me wish I could put my arms around them and bury my face in that fur. Of course the big teeth change my mind. :)

Stacy said...

Nero is gorgeous but his cage seems small and non-animal friendly. Poor kitty. Sad kitty.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I agree, Stacy. The semi-silver lining is that this is the 'behind the scenes' cage. The other 'confinement area' is the one the public sees, complete with waterfall, fish pond (in case they need a little snack), and plenty of roaming room. While we were there, the tiger in the viewing area was licking an enormous blood popcicle. Yum, huh?