scribbling and reading
This summer I have had the good fortune of being part of a wonderful writing Co-op, The Word Nerd Co-op run by the amazing Beverly. Unfortunately my writing this summer has fallen the way of my socks; once I sign up for something this summer, I seem to loose the inspiration to continue with it. Well, that isn’t quite the right set of words. Hmm.. I think that has actually been my problem.
Except for last night. I wrestled my muse and I think we both brushed ourselves off and walked away happy.
In about forty-five minutes last night, with the ferocity of the thunderstorms we have recently been blessed with, I more than doubled the writing found within my summer exercise book. The words within took an unexpected turn based upon a memory and some recent reading, but it felt amazing. Thoughts, phrases, and a living scene flowed from my pen, and I’ve spent the day multi-tasking wanting to spend more time with this. It’s different from what I’ve been writing, but I was forcing a character and a place wanting it to work. I still want that story to work, but now is not the time for it. I see parts of both within my new creation, but time will tell what fruit these seeds bring.
I’ve also been reading and thanks to a new pillow catching up on sleep. Thus there isn’t as much reading as I would have liked, but sleep is very important too.
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2 Replies to “scribbling and reading”
I know what you mean about being a different reader each time you reread something like Little Women. Sometimes we play games at work and cast each other in books. Every time, I’ve been cast as Beth – a little disturbing, since she dies, but my friends mean it kindly, and think I’d be the type to drop mittens out the window….
melanie recently wrote peace shawl
simple techniques a la Laura Ingalls Wilder simple “best practices” maybe, but the clothing they made for ‘Sunday best’ wasn’t necessarily made plain simple without embellishment (ruffles, poofy sleeves, etc.).
I just bought (via the internet, the package arrived yesterday) fabric for a quilt for my daughter – she wants to learn to sew, and loved the picture I showed her of a baby crib quilt friends and I pieced for a mutual friend in college (OK, the quilters were students, married friend was not) – 3 color cubes with 6 pointed stars in relief.
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