Snowy House. I’d love to be inside this house on a cold and wintery day.
Monthly Archives: February 2013
A Snowy Day
I recently minded Misty, a great little westie. This dog reminds me of Misty. Tenacious, determined and happy.
A great site. I love the eerie atmosphere of the castle. I wonder who the women are and what they are talking about?
Photo: Best Goth
My Writing Journey
Last Sunday, when I finished the outline for my new novel, I decided to write a page a day. I wrote on all days except one. On the day I didn’t write I researched historical details and edited what I’d already written. It’s a way to stay connected with your WIP during the times you may not be able to write. I’ve now written about three thousand words which is more than a page a day. It was hard work as I started with chapter one (finished) and wrote from a child’s pov (I’ve never written from a child’s pov before). I’ve put this first draft chapter aside and won’t re-visit to edit until I’ve finished the first draft of the novel. Although in saying that sometimes you need to change a small detail in a later chapter that impacts on an earlier chapter so it’s essential you go back and change those details immediately. I’m finding with an outline I can let go of trying to work out character, plot, settings etc I can concentrate on the writing. I haven’t researched every detail (research is a long piece of string) because I might not need to use it and that means precious writing time wasted. If I need to know what a certain street looks like I can research it when I need the information. The reason: I might find I don’t need my characters to live/work in that particular street. I might decide to move them to the other side of the country! I hope your writing is on track. Write everyday (even a few lines or connect to your WIP in some way), never give up, talk to like-minded writer friends, make writing one of the priorities in your life. Have a good writing week, thanks for your support and interest, cheers Elise
My wonderful friend Bianca took this photograph. She paints, takes photographs, works in her mountain garden and recently sent me a beautiful notebook to write in. She loves her family and cats and loves life.
Photography: Bianca Washington
Suffolk County, Long Island, NY, Route 25
Nearly 30 inches of snow fell in recent days. The highway looks like a parking lot. All the best to the people in America who are snowed in.
How would you like to open your door and see this? This morning Jennifer in Fairfield, Connecticut did.
Photograph: Jennifer Buchanan, Sungazing’s Blog.
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