You may have noticed a dearth of posts over the last few weeks. I’ve been in a ridiculously focused writing phase: translation, I found it almost impossible to force myself to write anything that wasn’t directly related to the projects at hand.
These writing phases generally hit about 3/4 way through a manuscript and completely disorder my life for a while. They don’t always yield enormous results in terms of word count; in fact, considering the amount of time I’ve spent at the computer, the stack of printed pages has grown…not as much as I would like. But there’s something else going on…some sort of mental sifting and reorganization, like a creative housecleaning effort that’s going on almost at a subconscious level.
Anyway, I’m emerging from it and back to a semi-normal existence, which includes ditching writing on selected occasions in favor of messy time-consuming projects with kids. As proof, I offer the following photo-account of yesterdays’s Kaleidoscope Cookie baking extravaganza.
Slice the rolled dough log into cookies about 1/4 inch thick. Roll the edges of each cookie across the sugar lines.