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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Squashed Flat

Squashed Flat


I don’t have much for you today, folks. A week of being buried under report cards was followed by a week of parent-teacher conferences – including one 12-hour work day – and I still have more conferences to do tonight. I’m feeling squashed flat – kind of like our old friend, Wile E. Coyote.

Now, the coyote was always back in the next scene, as good as new. I might need more of a recovery time, as exhaustion has completely sapped my creative energy. And I’m feeling a bit stymied anyway.

I’m considering another round of revisions on The Caged Graves, but I need to carefully think through what the changes will entail. The Wardenclyffe story has only 2 chapters so far, but my main character Mick has already diverted from the outline I wrote – which may be a good thing. And I’m mulling over a few other story ideas as well.

Good thing Thanksgiving break is coming … because I need some down time.

In the meantime, how do you like the snazzy new counterweight kitchen lights my husband installed, which I’m told are totally steampunk?

10 Responses to Squashed Flat

  1. Hang in there. I have parent conferences Tuesday night and Wednesday.

  2. salarsenッ says:

    I’m loving the lights. That picture of Wile E. Coyote is classic. I know the feeling. I’ll ditto Theodore…hang in there.

  3. mshatch says:

    love the lights 🙂

  4. Love the lights! Glad you will have a little break.

  5. Linda G. says:

    Love those lights. Enjoy your break, and have a very Happy Thanksgiving. 🙂

  6. Loving the lights!! Totally steampunk! 🙂

  7. Thanks for the reminder. I have to book a parent/teacher interview this morning. 🙂

    Enjoy your break!

  8. Great lights. And it’s hard to find good, unique lights!! I hope that you can recharge over the holiday. Eating lots of turkey is a good excuse for a nap!

  9. Candyland says:

    Nice lights (no, that is not innuendo)!

  10. Lenny Lee* says:

    hi miss dianne! wow you sound just like how poor ol wile coyote looks in that picture. ack!
    im happy youre getting some off time at thanksgiving so you could get back to being you. those lights are way different. i didnt ever see any like that. now you got a steampunk lighted kitchen.
    …hugs from lenny