Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
That is a humongous bruise on my leg. It's swollen and black and ouchie. And the picture doesn't do it justice. However...I fear you think I might be exaggerating since I've been know to plenty-o-times.
But here's the thing, when I get hurt in such a way that it leaves a big mark and it's really hurting, I want to show off my war wound. I might even make you feel it. Not the pain, but the goose egg that is the side of my leg.
But pain can be both physical and emotional. How does your character manage pain (of each type)?
Friday, February 20, 2009
Not even Steve Perry belting out Journey's "Separate Ways" encouraged my eyelids.
I suppose it's my body's way of rebelling. I'm telling ya, it's been a stinker lately. It's all like, "If you're going to make me do all this stuff, without letting me have some down time for at least a little reality TV, well then, I think I'll make you pay. How 'bout I wake you up every morning too early. Let's say 4:30. 5:00 if I'm feeling nice."
But life's been a bit bonkers. And it would sure help a lot if my body would let me get a tad more sleep in the morning so I can catch up with the other things that aren't getting done in a timely fashion. Seriously!
Case in point:
That is what my girlies refer to as Mt. Clothesmore!
Now, yesterday I wrote and pondered, pondered and wrote. I scanned the Internet and wrote some more. Not that I accumulated a lot of words, but I made progress. I've been assigned the task of getting the first five chapters of my WIP progress together. This would seems an easy task, as supposedly those first five chapters are written, but when you actually go back into that messy mess of a rough draft, you then realize you need a new chapter 3 and that a road sign mentioned requires description that you don't have...because, hey, it's the rough draft.
But, please let me tell you of the discovery I made because of said sign (actually signs). Check out this website. If you need to find a road sign, you're likely to find it.
Today, my eyelids need this sign!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Not surprising, I've been a bit distracted this weekend with puppy and all. I'll introduce you to her tomorrow.
The noise in our lives tells a lot about who we are and where we live. I'm particularly thinking about the noises when all else is quiet...like at night (although maybe night is not quiet for your character). The last couple nights I've heard the whimpers of a pup who needs to go outside. But typically, there are many other noises I can hear, when the rest of the house is quiet (and my husband's not snoring). At times, I can hear a distant ferry whistle. When I do, I know that it's foggy outside without even a look out my window. And on some early, early mornings I can hear the sound of the pulp mill's whistle sounding a shift change, but it only happens when the wind is moving just so.
What noise is in your character's life that tells readers about where s/he lives or who s/he is?
Friday, February 13, 2009
So I gave her two plus many multi-colored strings. Hopefully they will help her wrangle up many colorful, yummy words.
I think it all stared to go to her head. Or maybe it was just working...
Thanks for always being inspiring, Martha!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Surely, this one will get you...
"I don't expect success. I train for it." ~Ryan Reynolds