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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Walking in Fire...Tale of a Writer

My brain has been focused on the evil day job and so I have had to really focus on the writing projects this week. After work has become my writing and editing time. And with the evil day job having had it's own problem, this time is most important. Well except coffee dates, those are important in their own right. Now t's time for the check-in. Hey Ho, and Away we Go....

This Week:
   *Reading: On the last part of The Golden Compass (Phillip Pullman). In the home stretch and I am sneaking time to read in every available moment. I finally got past the first part of Wicked (Gregory Maguire). The Munchkinlander part is REALLY EFFIN" SLOW. It has picked up in part 2 and I feel more vested in it. Have not started Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie) yet.
    *Writing: wrote on Sunday (ROW80), write a little on Monday (just a paragraph, but I started developing some character for a new story. It's slightly Top Secret. Might post some on WIPpet Wednesday later this month. Wrote poem yesterday.
    *Editing: finally a pen to the currently WIP and a backstory to the WIP, called Love in Ferns. Also edited a short flash fiction piece that I am not sure what to do with, yet.
    *Social Media: finished reading all of Sunday's ROW80 entries, that is 4 a day  and 5 or 6 Monday and Tuesday. Keeping up with Twitter most day, except Tuesday. Had a coffee date with a friend I hadn't seen for any length of time and got to schedule a photo shoot later this month. Get to show off the new red hair with NICE pictures.
     *Housetending: keeping up with the basics at this point. Nothing new on the carpets, yet.

This Week (Upcoming):
     *Reading: finish Golden Compass this week. Start Subtle Knife and the next Julie Anne Lindsey cozy mystery and Murder on the Orient Express.
     *Writing: write daily on Love in Ferns and Top Secret Story.
     *Submissions: THIS IS THE GOAL TO WORK ON THIS WEEK!!!
     *Editing: pull out the Real Road Trip and attempt to pick up where I left off.
     *Social Media: visit 4 blogs daily. Start to follow some of the regular ones. Learn to up keep my email and social media sites. This might take some planning. Any ideas would be welcome.

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Today is Wednesday. It's WIPpet Wednesday. The brain child of K.L. Schwengel, is a Blog Hop for WIPpeteers. You take the date and do some funky math and share a piece of the WIP you are working on. Date is 6/16/2015, so taking 6/17 you get 1 + 7 = 8. 8 lines from Love in Ferns. This is the beginning of the story, before the previous two snippets (if you are keeping track).

From MorgueFile
There was a thud. It was a decidedly Callie-like thud. “Come on! You can’t keep me in suspense,” she called. 

I couldn’t turn towards her.

The air was heavy with humidity and clung to everything. I was sweating, but I couldn’t stop. After all I had gotten this far, right? I thought to myself. Stamping down the foliage, “It’s not much farther,” I called back, feeling nervous that if I turned to look at her I would lose my nerve.



17 comments:

  1. Interesting snippet! Lots of progress this week! Awesome!

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  2. Haha, I'm getting hot just reading this!

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    1. Really? Good. I feel proud that I have done my done. :-)

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  3. Looks like you got quite a but done and I'm really curious about your super secret project. Good luck from a ROW80 blog hopping friend.

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    1. I am too. I need to sit down and write some. I started to create the characters and then the story, but not much has happened. I have the characters, well the core of them. I really need to just write. It's what I do and really seems to work for me. Thanks!!

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  4. Wow, you are busy! Is this your first time reading Murder on the Orient Express, or is this a re-read? It's one of my favorites.

    I love the tension of the humid air, the tromp through the greenery, and the narrator's nerves. I definitely want to know where they're headed.

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    1. Yeah, first time with Orient, but I have read a number of her books before.

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  5. I'm glad I'm not the only person that sometimes has Top Secret stories. ;)
    Wishing you a good week/weekend of writing!

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    1. Hehehe!! It's fun!! :-)

      Thanks for stopping by!!

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  6. There are some great lines in this week's WIPpet--"a decidedly Callie-like thud" is probably my favorite, although I also like the way you describe the humidity and how the air clings to everything. Maybe that's because it's a humid day and I relate. :) You probably don't need "I thought to myself." Since we're in first person and it's not formatted as dialogue, readers will probably get that it's just a thought. (Sorry. My inner copyeditor is emerging.)

    Okay, people keep mentioning "Wicked." I think I'm going to have to read it. And you've got me wanting to read more Agatha Christie. I love cozy mysteries!

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    1. Thanks for the inner critic. I sometimes miss the really small thing. It's nice to have someone looking out for those little things that drag a scene down. :-)

      It's a little slow in the first part (wicked) I mean. Agatha Christie is just fun to read.

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  7. Your evil job sounds a bit like my own did (yesterday was my last day). May things settle down there and you get a chance to just enjoy for a time soon instead of just the stolen moments.

    Nice snippet. the interplay between our narrator and Callie is fun to read... how they work together.

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    1. I hope so, I was rather irritated upon leaving work today (Thursday). And tomorrow's Friday, so it bound to be better, I think.

      Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

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  8. I like that line 'a decidedly Callie-like thud'. I could feel the humidity - felt like I was in the jungle!

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  9. I like that decidedly-Callie thud. :-D That's a great description!

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  10. Hmm, maybe I should try reading Wicked again. I couldn't finish it...but you've made me feel like rereading Agatha Christie!

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