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Clouded Writing

Writing has been going slow – still. I don’t know if I’m trying to do too much with sewing a quilt, crocheting a doll and writing a story. Don’t forget the blog posts.

I also have too many unfinished works in progress piling up. How? Well, I come across a prompt that jars something in my muse and I start writing. Then the tree falls across the path and I can’t get over it or around it. I don’t think it is a plot hole. Maybe that’s the problem. Maybe I need to dig a tunnel under the tree to get around it. Hmm – I wonder what’s under the surface?

I love reading fantasy! Game of Thrones is my ultimate high. I’m on book four after reading one book a month. But like I said, maybe I have too much going on. Don’t forget the hot weather. I should be done with book four, but I’m still at 6%. It’s not that I’ve lost interest. I think there are other things distracting me.

I love GRRM writing! I love the way he builds his characters, shows the settings, fills in the backstory, and mystifies the plot. – By the way – I believe Jon Snow will live. I haven’t gotten to that part of the storyline, but he is a warg and if they don’t kill his wolf, he should live on – unless he is beheaded.

I have to finish reading the series, there’s no doubt about that. I want to learn to be a writer like him, weave a story just like George Martin. Settings and description always give me the most trouble. I’m not actually sure about how well my characters are built. Those will take a bit more skill too.

Blogging does help with my writing, along with time and patience.

I’m trying to build a blogging schedule. That’s not the easiest thing to do when you work a full-time job. Please forgive me if I go off schedule from time to time. At least now, I have a vague idea as to what my blogging schedule could look like. A bit of photo, poetry, flash fiction, quotes of the day, news flashes, and any other craziness I can come across.

Next month my RWA meetings return. Monadnock Writers’ Group begins their meetings again too.

It’s been a busy summer, with health issues and recovery. Returning to work was most welcome when I started feeling better and grow stir crazy. I think I’ve had a full overhaul this summer, between doctors, eye doctors, and dentists.

My hopes for this fall are:

  1. Finish one work in progress
  2. Pick and can applesauce
  3. Go to King Arthur’s Fair in Carver Mass.
  4. Take pictures of Fall leaves
  5. Make sure the Maple trees are marked with paint so I can tell them from the Oaks in February for Sugaring Season.

That’s five things. I’d be happy if I could at least get around to doing one of them.

What are your plans for the coming fall?

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Updates – lots of updates!

After months of looking and looking at book covers, I’ve finally come across new ones for Aaron & Keja and Witch Book. These books are going through their updates while I write this post. Very eye appealing.

Also, a new title for Friends of Choice. Ever since I wrote and published this book, the title had an odd sound to it. I can’t blame readers for not liking it. I thought and thought about what else I could call the story and nothing until now came to mind. I’ve finally settled on changing the title to What Karla Wants. It’s what the story is all about anyways. Throughout the story, the only thing she cares about is what she wants. Teens can be so selfish in their early years. They think they know everything when they know nothing at all. Just as is said in Game of Thrones to Jon Snow… “Jon Snow, you know nothing at all.”

I will slowly roll out these updates over the coming weeks. Then I will feel free to move on with my new works in progress, which I’ve been plinking at over the past couple of weeks. It’s just that these covers and a title have been troubling me for quite some time. I had to do something about them so I could move on to bigger and better things.

I’m thinking that my NaNo this year maybe the next book in my Orgarlan Saga. The next book is long overdue.

Today, I’m visiting the local bookstore. A friend of mine, Linda Kepner is having a book signing. She’s the one responsible for introducing me to RWA. I’m so glad she did. I’ve learned so much since joining, and I’m not done learning yet, either. There is so much to learn about writing and publishing and everything changes so fast.

Summer is in mid-swing. I’m feeling better than a couple of months ago. There’s so much to do and not enough time to get it done. I don’t mind. It will all get done in the end.

How’s your summer going? I’d love to hear.

How’s the writing? Are you having trouble with writer’s block? It happens. Keeping a writing journal to jot down daily 15-minute free writing sessions helps. Try using those ideas to form your story. That’s what I’ve been doing lately.

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Pluto, Is it a Planet or a Piece of Star Dust?

Charon compared with Eris, Pluto, Makemake, Ha...
Charon compared with Eris, Pluto, Makemake, Haumea, Orcus, 2007 OR 10 , Quaoar, their moons and Earth. All to scale (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The hype is up on Pluto. Apparently they have found mountains on the surface of the tiny planet. I don’t know why they are so excited about the finding. Isn’t there a mountain range of some sort on our own moon. So, the planet must have some movement of it’s solid surface, whatever that may be.

 

I want to know why they changed the planet’s status from being a planet of our solar system like I had been taught in school back in the 70’s and 80’s.

 

Next they are going to tell us that there are inhabitants on the planet. Little stardust fairies are living underground waiting to board their spaceships to travel too our world and rob our resources. Oh hold on, we’re doing that to ourselves anyways.

 

Tell me, what happens if we continue to remove all the oil from within the earth? Will it collapse on itself? I’ve heard that they fill these wells back up with water, but I can’t imagine that water staying put. It eventually evaporates, doesn’t it?

 

Pluto is so far away from the sun. I find it hard to believe that anything could live in those kinds of conditions. Except for maybe the Others from the Game of Thrones. They like it cold, don’t they?

 

I’m on book 4 of the Game of Thrones, and still waiting to find out where the Others come from. Could be it is a portal from the planet/start dust Pluto.

 

I like GRRM writing. I love the books. My favorite characters are Tyrion, Arya, Jon Snow, and of course Daenerys Targaryen. I’m really hoping that the rumor of Jon Snow’s death in the last episode of Season 5 HBO series isn’t true. Did they kill Ghost? Don’t they have to kill the beast to kill the warg?

 

I see there is a new book out. Book 6. I will find it hard to believe that there will be anyone left alive when I get to that book.