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Shock and Thaw

I posted an entry yesterday (for about five minutes!) about the role of "shock" in YA novels.

Then I deleted it - well, made it private - because it was a tiny diatribe about the role of shock in my YA novel. If anyone is simply dying to hear my opinion :-) by all means comment and I will email it to ya!

I have no thawing duties this year. Yayy!! Every year I take the bird out of the freezer three days before Thanksgiving, only to end up giving it cold water baths until I have determined it is, in fact, thawed enough to roast. Heh. And plunging your hands into icy water over and over is fun.

We were planning to have a small Thanksgiving - just the three of us - then it morphed into 12 people at our house. But with a twist: we all decided to order the Huber's Thanksgiving this year:


I, for one, am thrilled. I still have plenty of BIC-time left on my revisions. Spending three days cooking for a 20-minute meal was not relieving my anxiety.

This year there will be no hen-or-tom-wrestling. I do plan to make homemade cranberry sauce - I think I'll make Blue Cranberry Sauce (includes blueberries). Yum!

I'm really thankful to know all of you LJers. The writing life would be so much lonelier without all of you.

Edited to add recipe:


(I haven't made this yet, but it sounds goooood. I still have some blueberries from my garden, frozen.)


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Nov. 22nd, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
Well, now I'm curious to read your shock diatribe! (fabulousfrock@mac.com)

Enjoy Thanksgiving and your revisions time...ooh, and blue cranberry sauce. That sounds delish.
Nov. 22nd, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
MMMM. I want your blueberry recipe!

(And I really want your SHOCK commentary!)
Nov. 22nd, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
Recipe added ... shockingness to follow.
Nov. 22nd, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
I do this sort of thing all the time. I write long introspective posts, reread them, think I am stupid, self-indulgent, or not at all circumspect, and delete. I post on Verla Kay's board fairly frequently and then delete a third of my posts a half an hour later.

That said, I'd love to read what you wrote.
Nov. 22nd, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, blue cranberry sauce!!!!!!
That is appealing on so many levels... share the recipe?

Have a great Thanksgiving!
Nov. 22nd, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
Recipe added!
Nov. 22nd, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
Nov. 22nd, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
I want to read it!
Nov. 22nd, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
Have a happy turkey day!
And I'd love to read your 'shocker.'
Nov. 22nd, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
I, too, am interested in your shock-er post. Although I may have lingered longer on the Huber's link and imagining writing instead of traveling/cooking. I, too, have the LJ community on my thankful list. Enjoy!
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Nov. 24th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)

Everything okay?
Nov. 23rd, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
How fun that three morphed into twelve. That's what Thanksgiving is all about, I think. Hope you're having a wonderful day today!
Nov. 24th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it was busy and cheery and fun.

I am walking like a 90-year-old woman today ... I'm stiff from the rigors of our annual Thanksgiving football game.
Nov. 27th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
Yes, email me your "shock" factor, please!
Mar. 17th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
Hi! I'm Della aka volleypop on LJ. I just friended you. :)(Any friend of my Sterling sister, Lisa, is a friend of mine.)

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