Created with Daz3d. I love mythology. In some of my fantasy books, I have centaurs, well, and griffins, and elves, fairies, the sphinx, trolls, just all kinds of cool stuff that I read while I was growing up.
I’m hoping to get to 86K today. All I need is lots of inspiration and to figure out how to end this baby.
I’m off to write. It’s another scorcher. Even when I walked at 6, it was soooo hot and muggy.
I turned in Christmas Wolf Surprise, yay! Made fancy chicks cupcakes with little one, had our walk, played on the splashpad, and read books, did some workbooks, took pictures–we looked up little kid model poses first–and generally had fun! I even managed to get a 1,000 words done on Lachlan’s story.
Now, I’m only 5,000 words behind from having to work on Christmas Wolf Surprise, but that’s okay. I’m hoping to make it up in a few days. I also got approval on the billionaire book, so it’s gone to book making and then it’ll be coming back to me for proofing. That’s Wolf Takes the Lead. Yay!!!
When I get behind on my word count, I feel I’m failing–goofing off, but really, I had an unexpected babysitting day–for about 4 hours on Saturday, and Mother’s Day activities which were so much fun and I have to remember I need to do stuff like that too. 🙂
Okay, so no more goofing off. It’s time to get some word count.
So I worked on Wolf Pack yesterday–adding the synopsis, acknowledgements, revising the last chapter and epilogue and then got to work on final proofing of Wolf on the Wild Side. I still need to finish a scene in Wolf Pack, but I want to make more of a headway on the other story so I can turn it in. I’m up to chapter 8, 17 chapters to go.
Possible ice storm on Thursday. So I’ve got to run some errands today before it gets here, if it gets bad. We had 2 inches of rain yesterday! And when I went out to check my rain gauge, I found a 4-leaf clover! I found one some years ago, and I thought, I’ll just check for the fun of it, not expecting to see one. And there it was!
It’s taking a while to download the picture I took today. I’ll upload it tomorrow. Okay, I’m off to get busy!
Centaurs courting in the woods in Minnesota. No telling what you will find on a walk through the woods!
We’re switching out days so my granddaughter can get more preschool stuff (she’s only 2), but at her daycare they’re teaching the alphabet and numbers on Mondays and Tuesdays. Her parents and I are also, but it doesn’t hurt to have all the reinforcement. That means I’ll have a WHOLE 7 days of no toddler babysitting after today. And HOPEFULLY, I can finish this book in those 7 days.
I love fantasy, mythologies from around the world and was fascinated with creatures such as the centaur. It’s so fun being able to create art that poses a story because from this scene all kinds of questions are asked. What is he offering. To whom? And how will it be received?
In writing a story, I have to think of what-ifs. What if the gift isn’t received favorably? What if it is? What if the recipient of the gift wants more? Where did the gift come from? Was it earned or stolen or found?
As I write on Red Wolf Christmas, I constantly have to ask myself questions. Have I set up the mystery early enough on? No. Why not? I didn’t know what it was at first. So I need to put a clue in earlier. That was the thought I had first thing when I was waking. So I’m off to add it!