Actually, I am in a crazy good mood today. Why? Well perhaps several reasons.
First of all I am ALMOST finished with the book I am reading. If a book takes a week or longer to read, 1) it’s darn long, 2) I have been insanely busy or 3) it did not catch my interest.
The answer is 3. While the premise is a good one, the characters are flat (at least until the end) and bouncing between letters where the characters have almost the same type of voice is not a good idea. Since I do not think any book is completely bad, I will not post a review, instead I will just say I was sorely disappointed.
Secondly, when I started up my work computer I had an IM from my wonderful man! I still feel all warm and fuzzy. Smoochies baby! I love you!
Third, I am feeling very good about my writing. Yes I looked at a few pieces and learned a very valuable lesson, let your piece sit for at least a week and LOOK at it closely! Do not write and submit! I can say I am embarrassed at some of what I produced. Lesson learned, the hard way.
So today I have 2 pieces that I have printed and will be looking over. I like to edit with pen and paper as I can sketch out ideas and work out issues. I have a tendency to write passively the first round until I find the character’s voice, then work more active voice into the piece from there. I can always spot the transitions where that key makes the final turn and I know who and what I am writing.
Lastly, I have begun beading again. I began with a few book marks (yes Mornara and Mercedes those are for you but I need to make more) last week. Then I picked up a piece I had started months ago and had set aside because I no longer liked it. A few stitches, a few beads and I was back to loving it. I am pulling a few other colors in on this that I had not incorporated into it the first time. Some golds, more blues and a few browns. I wish I had a few small pieces of driftwood or sea glass, but I don’t and will just work with what I have for now. I even had a few small minutes this morning to place a few more stitches and I took them with glee!
If you would like to see some of my other work visit my Gallery and my Deviant Art pages. I will be posting photos of this piece soon, along with photos of some of my other creations (charcoal sketches) I have birthed of late.
Not to mention it is half way through the work week and that always feels good! Happy Wednesday everyone!