A Year of Writing Adventures: Day 142

The Puppy and The Cast

So stupid.

Has accident often are.

The puppy is having her walk. She’s a cheerful little chocolate Labrador and jumping is one of her favourite things to do.

That, and grabbing her leash to play tug-of-war.

While trying to do both hobbies at the same time, the puppy landed on the icy street.

As she did a dozen times.

This time around, however, she broke her ankle.

We rushed to the vet emergency hospital and waited for nearly four hours, we finally learned she would need an operation.

Three days, an amount of money narrowing the 5 figures (thank goodness we have pet insurance!) and a purple cast later, we got the puppy back home.

As many of you dear fellow writers may know, a puppy is a lot of work.

Now, we have to work a little bit more, for the next five weeks anyway. Which means… a bit less time to write.

Yet again.

Puppy is now lying beside me, happily chewing a disgusting faux-bacon-smelling toy. We got a lot of those, among other distraction devices to keep dogs from boredom and the rest of the family sane!

Keep safe and may all the good words flow your way.

Day 137: Time to Grow Up (just a little bit)


It takes a lot of energy, wouldn’t you agree, fellow writers?

I should know, I’ve been moping ever since I got back into working the long, tiring, brain-numbing retail day job.

Well, after a good long while of this excruciatingly exhausting sulking regime, it seems like…. I’m done.

As we put it in French: fiou!

How did that sudden change happen?

Well, it certainly is not because I’m over the backwards policies and polluting-for-a-dime philosophy of the store chain I work for.

Rather, I decided to stop stressing about it. Just… stop.

And with a good old classic shrug too!

Hey, I dream of earning a living writing novels, right?

I’ve nooo time at all to mop over the fact that circumtances forced me to drop all my projects and find in a blink-of-an-eye a mind numbing day job!

!!! NO TIME !!!

It’s time to write!

And time to go back to the basics, get enough sleep, spend quality time with family, get outside and, most of all, enjoy!

Enjoy the snow falling instead of grummeling about all the shoveling we’ll have to do – again.

Enjoy kiddo’s imaginative games instead of fulminate about the mess we just, just clean up.

Enjoy the drive to day job, enjoy meeting new people and learn more about the women I work with.


Dear fellow writers, I’m sending all the joy in the world and may the good words all flow your way.

Day 131: Dreams, Writer’s Best Friend

It happened to you too, dear fellow writer.

Waking up from an amazing dream and thinking « I have to write this down ».

Well, the dream I woke up from is no futur best seller.

Rather, it was the kind of wonderful dream you wake up from feeling happy, inspired, at peace.

I remember laughing, walking out from my current dayjob place into an infinite… bookstore!

Old friends around. And a old crush with who I used to laugh a lot.

No worry, the dream ends with my hubby-to-be, even bigger laugher and a very clear tough: I want to keep him. And everything we built together. And go on the amazing journey ahead of us, of our family.

Yep, I may have only written two sentences in the middle-grade novel project.

But, hey… I can hardly remember the last time I felt so happy, content, grateful.

Dear fellow writer, take good care of yourself, and may all the goods words and dreams flow your way.

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