Krissie bought me a pack of colored Sharpies the last time she was here and I’ve been working them like crazy, trying to track the echoes in Nita. “Echoes” is not a technical term, but “motif” isn’t right for this and repetition is too general. What I’m talking about here, folks, is a scene that recurs, shifting each time to arc a character or plot point. For example . . .Continue reading
The weather here is freaking gorgeous, the dogs are snoozing, I’m making progress on the house and Nita, and I’m feeling fine. Happiness abounds.
How were you abounded by happiness this week?
Today is Embrace your Geekness Day. If that takes too much energy, it’s also French Fries Day. I find it takes me no effort at all to consume French fries, geek or no geek, although I am a fiction geek, so geek it is. And you?
I need to post something insightful for a change, or at least interesting, but it’s taking all my energy just to put up with the normal little stuff I’m dealing with here, so you’re getting random little stuff. You can just skip this post. It has no fiber or vitamins whatsoever, probably because of that bastard, Tom Hiddleston.Continue reading
Haven’t been reading much except recipes and my own rewrite of Nita, but I’m sure you all have been ripping through your summer reading. What’s new? Or old worth rereading? Share the wealth, people.
I have managed to cut 1500 words from Act One. I needed. to cut 4000, but I am NOT reading that damn act again.
Now to finish cutting Act Two. I only have to get rid of 15,000 words there.
What are you doing?
I had a great five-day visit with Krissie and a great MRI report, and then I went back to work on Nita and thought, “You. know, this is good stuff.” I’m happy.
What made you happy this week?
We’re halfway through 2019. I wanted to have accomplished so much more. Oh, well.
July is Ice Cream Month. I plan on celebrating lavishly. You?
I’ve been working on Nita for three years. Over two hundred posts on just about everything as I struggled with the story, first as just a game and then as a serious book. The posts below are organized as to topic and in chronological order after that, but they’re all over the place because the story shifted over the years. It’ll take me awhile to get all the titles (over 260) and links up, but here’s the list so far:Continue reading
It’s also the Fourth of July, which is an insane holiday in the US when people injure themselves with fireworks. and grills and hold parades and yell “We won!” about an event that happened a couple of centuries ago. The best thing to do on the Fourth? Stay home with a cold drink and a good book. In my case, it’s a blog–I’m still reading and revising. my way through 2000+ posts–but you do you.