Friday, August 15, 2008

I've Conquered the Chihuahuas

As I've mentioned before, I've been going to my friend's house every other day to play with her dogs while she's out of town. I bring my notebook with me every time, but never manage to pull it out. They're just so cute!

Well, yesterday I finally did some writing while over there. I'd worn out the animals by running them all over the house and yard, so when they finally settled down to nap, I started writing. I haven't had a pet as an adult and there's something very soothing about having a puppy curl up against your leg while you write. He popped his little head up every time I turned the page, but after a couple strokes he went back to sleep.

The best part is I have arrived at my final scene. I'm so close! (Oddly, that's the last line I wrote yesterday.) Another day or two and I will be finished with the first draft.

Woo-hoo!

(btw, there is no sarcasm present in this post)

16 comments:

lostgirl said...

Congrats Mel... that's awesome. Nothing is better than puppies curled up against your legs while you do anything that requires sitting down. I think that's great.

Janna Qualman said...

Yippee! I'm so, so excited for you!

colbymarshall said...

"I've Conquered the Chihuahuas" should be the title to a book, by the way!

Nadine said...

I am convinced that I could write better if I had a pet against my leg. I think I'll go beg the landlords. I want a puppy!

Melanie Avila said...

LG, you're very right. Hopefully we'll have our own soon.

Thanks Janna!

Colby, I should really write all these down...

Nadine, do it!

Zoe Winters said...

Yay! Hahahahaha @ btw there is no sarcasm in this post.

Yeah I love writing with a fur-baby in tow. So cute.

And I've got one chapter left to write on the novella. I got 1,910 words last night.

Melanie Avila said...

Zoe that's awesome! I noticed the ticker on your blog says 93% complete, or something like that. You're almost there. :)

Robin said...

Congratulations! I agree with Lostgirl. There is absolutely nothing more relaxing than a warm little puppy curled up against your legs. My dogs jump up on the back of the couch and rest their chins on my shoulder and I almost die of excessive love.

Shadow_Ferret said...

Pets are soothing. Cha, right.

See these grey hairs? This nervous twitch? The bottles of Pepto-Bismol by my bedside for my ulcer?

Damned little beasties.

OK, my dalmatian is curled up next to me. I guess they're OK. Now I can get some writing done, too. :)

Amy Nathan said...

I just found your blog but WAY TO GO! I dream of the day my WIP's first draft is finished, knowing full well it will then be a matter of it becoming my WIP's final draft.

Good luck!!! :)

Melody said...

I'm so excited for you. Finishing the first draft is a big deal.

I had a Chihuahua as a kid. His name was Pedro. Ornery little sucker, but I loved him to bits.

Now I have two parakeets. One of them will fly over and sit on my finger, and if I hold real still, he'll fall asleep there. It is SO cute. But it's absolutely impossible to type with a bird napping on your finger.

Melody Platz
The Happy Wanderer – A Blog about Traveling Fun

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, the older Chihuahua (Coco) kept doing that to me. Then she'd crawl down my chest. Lucky also dove onto my notebook and poked a hole in a page. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Ed, you can't convince me you don't love it.

Melanie Avila said...

Melody, LOL! Oh, that image is hilarious!

spyscribbler said...

The cuddle time is priceless! (And yes, great title!)

Zoe Winters said...

I finished last night! It took me 3,965 words but I got there and I freaking LOVE my ending. yay.