This week I’ll give you two options
- Write about someone who picks these mushrooms. Do they eat them? Describe their flavor. Does your character live or die? Why?
- Write about a fae ritual that involves these mushrooms.
This week I’ll give you two options
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update, so I figure it’s about time. I’ve been busy lately. I just finished a new book, a beautiful ghostly story about two sisters. I’m not planning to self-publish this one, but am hoping to find an agent or a press that will pick it up, which is a bit different for me.
Since I’ve now finished two literary projects, I’m taking a break by moving back into the comfortable world of Avalum. Artifacts of Avalum Book 3, The Chain, is moving along nicely and I plan to have a good draft done before NaNoWriMo begins in November, when I hope to write something new. Here’s a picture of the cover art for the The Chain, I just love it. As always, it was done by Leah Keeler.
Other than writing, I’ve been working on being more environmentally responsible. I’m trying to switch to using only reusable coffee cups. While to-go cups are convenient, they create a lot of waste. I imagine there will be the occasion where I need to use a disposable cup, but I’m definitely trying to reuse where I can. Here are a couple pictures of some of my favorite travel cups.
I’ve been using these mugs to enjoy way too many pumpkin spice lattes, but it’s good to enjoy fall while it’s here, because in Saskatchewan, it’s just way too short.
Who pressed this flower and why? What does it mean to them? Write the scene that caused the person to pick this flower to remember a moment. Describe the flower when it is fresh and new, and later, when it is crisp and dry.
Who doesn’t have a good time at the fair? Write about a character having a miserable time at the fair. Don’t forget to describe all the colors and lights in the photo, and discuss how exactly they make your character unhappy.
Write a scene where you character finds this extremely valuable, over $100,000 black pearl on the beach. What do they do with it? Do they give it away or keep it to themselves? Why? How does this change their life for better or worse?
It was a busy and fantastic summer! As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I went to the ocean for a fabulous vacation and had a great time. Even though I was on vacation, I was hoping to get some writing done (a writer’s job is never done, is that right?), but I actually didn’t do much work at all and it felt nice.
Now that my full-time writing life is at an end for now (I was back to the day job July 9th), there is a bit too much work in my life. I’m still working away on a bunch of projects, which I will blog about later this week, so most days it feels like I’m working two jobs (8-5 Monday to Friday, and Wednesday evenings and Saturday or Sunday mornings on writing, plus whatever other time I can fit in). I’m also trying to get back to the gym, so we’ll see how that goes!
But back to vacation. I’m still in that half-place where vacation feels like it was something you actually did, not just dreamed, and I definitely wish I was still sitting ocean side. I hit up some new cafes, drove over 3,000 km, through prairie and mountain, rivers, lakes, and ocean (okay, we took the ferry over the ocean). As a writer, it was great to experience all of that, and not just take the airplane shortcut.
I had some adventures, I even found what could vaguely possibly be a large black pearl on the rocks. What do you think?
One of my favorite things about this trip (other than spending precious time with my family), was that I got to revisit Nessa, my hero from the Black Depths Series, and take the same ferry she does when she starts her journey in Sea-Witch. I had to take a copy of the book along with me, just so I could get Nessa’s photo on the boat. Here it is:
I think she looks fantastic there! I love the Black Depths World, and maybe one day I will write a second series that takes place in it (I have an idea, just no time). For now, here are a few more pictures from my vacation.
I hope you had a great summer!
The clouds are rolling in and they are bringing something. Describe the feeling of the air: is it light or heavy? Does it smell sweet or sour? Does it feel warm or cold? Use all five senses and describe how the viewer is feeling as they watch these clouds.