Or ‘You Know You’re a Writer When…’
Greetings and salutations, fellow scribes of the world!
A lil’ taste of what my pal Google has contributed to my edification:
– square foot gardening (more on this later)
– fairies and their weaknesses
– DNA collection at Death Scenes
– Human diseases and conditions
– Arthurian legends
– Shakespeare’s true identity
– Leonardo da Vinci’s drug use
Seems harmless enough, no?
I must say, despite Jolly Jolly’s arrival and our trip to Victor-I-A this weekend, I did get some work done on Aaralyn’s Song.
With that initial week of no writing, I’m behind schedule, however, I’m just under the 50% mark and I plan on gunnin’ it this week to make the home stretch less stressful. I’m examining scenes from different angles, creating new layers of conflict and adding texture to the overall story. I’m pleased with it, so far.
I knew I shouldn’t have stopped reading A Storm of Swords a few years ago. I thought I read that certain things already happened to certain characters but here I am reading that that those events have not yet occurred and yet I’m trying to remember if I read the chapters I’ve gone over in recent weeks.
It probably would have been helpful if the chapters were numbered. I have the ebook and when I needed to reload my app after an update caused it to crash, I lost any bookmarks and annotations I had previously stored on the device. Sadly, a way to keep a place is to recall an important scene, say, a character’s death, and if they’re also a POV chapter character, then you can ballpark your location if you don’t see their name in the table of contents anymore.
Well, the reading continues. I’m not sure if I want to read all five right away. I probably want to stay just slightly ahead of the television series. I’ve heard of people’s frustrations waiting for the next book to come out. Seems like there are bummers all around.
The craft chat at Savvy Authors went well. I hope that once Jolly Jolly zips back over the Pond, I can rejoin the troops at my local write-ins to get some serious writing done.
As I await my final grades, I’m already thinking of the summer session. Even between semesters my brain doesn’t stop. I’ve also been mucking about with different language apps to pass the time and prepare for what’s to come.
Also, our building has given us the opportunity to adopt planter’s boxes. I’ve always wanted to plant my own little garden, but never had the opportunity before now. I found some info on square foot gardening and wanted to give it a whirl. Any suggestions on what to plan for the super-beginner? I definitely want herbs and lavender to start but I’m open to suggestions.
April showers bring… a lot of rain, so I hope to enjoy the sun ASAP. 🙂