I got my words this morning in three ten-minute runs — and I love what I got. I ran a smidge over my goal, but that’s okay. This scene was a short, tight run through the third of four scenes that are occurring simultaneously in the novel as my characters go tearing toward the ending.… Continue reading Dead Man’s Party: 1178 words today, some nice tension, and just three chapters left
Category: Dreaming the Dead
Dreaming the Dead Chapters 1 — 7: July Patreon Bonus
Back in May I relocated my Dreaming the Dead manuscript. This morning, while putting together my July Patreon bonus for my patrons, I realized a lot of the folks who might be interested might still be reading here. So just a quick note. ALL my Patreon patrons this month get the first SEVEN chapters of… Continue reading Dreaming the Dead Chapters 1 — 7: July Patreon Bonus
I found the DREAMING THE DEAD manuscript!!!
Sometimes it pays to clean your desk. There it was, a printed copy of the incomplete manuscript with all my notes, all the background stuff, all the words. And then I noticed the manuscript was printed in one of my earlier Scrivener formats. Maybe two years ago. So I dug through the printed version, did… Continue reading I found the DREAMING THE DEAD manuscript!!!
Aleksa learns the secret
Ki finally admits the truth to Aleksa…and she didn’t react the way I expected. Interesting. So tomorrow, I’ll pursue the conversation further, and find out why she responded as she did. 293 words. How did your writing go?
Staging A Rescue of the Untrusting
Back to Ki’s POV, and him pulling Aleksa out of a situation he previously got her into. I did 3588 words on Lesson Four of HTRYN today, and was pretty happy to get the 287 I managed on Dreaming the Dead. I’m not exactly enthralled by what I got. But I’m dead tired, and I… Continue reading Staging A Rescue of the Untrusting
Main Character Transition
Aleksa has discovered having people trying to kill her, in some odd way, agrees with her. Her life, derailed when she was fifteen, has taken an odd turn suddenly, and she discovers that she has something to live for—that her life has become valuable to her again. 569 words. How are you doing?
Saturday NOT In the Park (WABWM)
The Brain Mass Issue The news on my brother-in-law, by the way, is there is no news. He’s in a holding pattern now, where the hospital with the doctor who WANTS to do his surgery suggested he go to a bigger medical center, and the bigger medical center said he’s not a county resident and… Continue reading Saturday NOT In the Park (WABWM)
My Own Moonlight Sonata
There was this guy in a music store once. I was about nineteen. Dude was about halfway to seven feet tall, shaved head, black-coffee complexion. I was trying out guitars, and he came in, pulled a five string electric bass off the wall, plugged it into an amp, sat down and began to play the… Continue reading My Own Moonlight Sonata
It was a tiny detail for which I had no plans. I simply noted that the man in my bit of scene tonight had knees that creaked when he walked. I’ve heard knees creak, heard the sound bone makes on bone when weighed down by muscle, skin, sinew, and fluid. It’s a distinctive sound—nothing else… Continue reading Creaking Knees
Bouncing a story off an assumption
I’d sent my heroine, Aleksa in one direction yesterday—and I thought it was a pretty good one. But today as I was re-reading my last couple of paragraphs, I discovered that I was missing an opportunity to make her life miserable—as if having people trying to kill her wasn’t enough. I deleted the last two… Continue reading Bouncing a story off an assumption