As a writer, I have to remind myself of that. Sometimes, I have to get the backstory out, just so I know a little about the situation. I can’t plot out a story from start to finish. So I have to find my way.
I wrote the beginning, but it’s not the beginning. It doesn’t have any oomph. But you have to get started. You can’t edit what you haven’t written. And sometimes I find that the beginning is maybe a few pages down, or even later in the story. Or, it’s just to help me get started and I can get rid of it later.
In any event, on another sleepless night, I was thinking of how I wanted to start the story. Kind of. I don’t plot.
I took this photo of the orangutan momma and her baby eating lettuce leafs at the Waco zoo, but the background was so ugly and cluttered, I wanted to emphasize the momma and baby so added an oil texture.
Okay, I’m off to write before I have to go to the dentist. Who all hates going to the dentist????? I have nothing against dentists. They are good for my teeth. I just hate what has to be done to my teeth!
Okay, so I should quit monkeying around and get to work, but baby is here today, so that puts a real crimp in writing.
Monkey chilling, manta ray swimming, and snow sitting on shelf mushrooms.
Wrote 4,000 words yesterday! Getting close to the end of The Witch and the Jaguar, about 5,000 more words. Hope to have it done by this weekend and off to beta readers. Then I need to get back to Woodland Fae and start working on edits for Silver Town Wolves: Home for the Holidays.
If you celebrate Thanksgiving, are you ready? I’m going to try and not eat so much! I do better at setting word goals and meeting them. lol
I’d be watching animated features when I need to be proofing You Had Me at Jaguar, but baby is here and while I try to post my blog, I’m bouncing her on my lap, listening to Stickman, Eoic Battle Music, with my document open to read as I can!
Hope you have a fun day!!! Baby was a grouch so I’m working to ungrouch her. So far it’s working!
My Havanese loved the St Bernard and barked at him to run along the fence with them. They ran back and forth, back and forth, then they took breathers and checked each other out again. He was such a mellow fellow, and he’s just a puppy. If the fence wasn’t there? They’d probably have been afraid of him.
He inspired me to add him to Flight of the White Wolf, which is coming out next year.
Have a great one!!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Okay, so SEAL Wolf Undercover is done, just need to reread the last 3 chapters to make sure I didn’t add any mistakes as I was writing! And I’m working on Vexing the Highlander, which will be my novella contribution to the anthology, Enchanting the Highlander. We’ll be posting the cover soon. I’m working on my cover also for now. And we still are waiting on some other links for the sales sites.
It’s up for preoders at:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1124144233?ean=2940153166827
We are doing a preorder and release week of only 99 cents. Release date is Oct 18, so be sure and get yours as soon as you can because it won’t last long at that price! 🙂 <3 We’ve never offered our anthology for 99 cents before, and all the stories are brand new!
I’m not sure what kind of a monkey he was that I photographed at the San Diego Zoo, but isn’t he sweet?