I don't normally post on Sundays but I thought since I'm sharing specific pieces of my work, it might make the blog posts easier to read. They're certainly shorter this way. :)
As mentioned last week on the corresponding day, some scents take us back in time -- to people or places that hold meaning, sometimes a deep meaning. As a writer I need to keep in mind that not all scents trigger happy memories. But in the scene I'm sharing today, the scents aren't triggering anything except the excitement that the prey is nearby, just up the trail...
Yesterday was totally focused on getting a better grasp of my plot line, especially in the last section of my WIP. I thought I wouldn't make my challenges yesterday and wouldn't get today's blog post ready in time. I'm still pushing it... Yikes! Read on to see my responses.
In spite of the busyness of life, I've been surprising myself by keeping up with two writing challenges and my commitment to blog every day in January. I have to say, though, that I'm really looking forward to throttling back to two or three blog posts per week. It's been harrowing. I know my limits and I'm coming really close to them.
I've definitely enjoyed my own challenge and the way it's pushed me to achieve some interesting goals in my own work. I like how it's opened up my mind to some great possibilities for my current WIP, Over Land & Under Stone. Read on to see how I responded to yesterday's challenges.
It's time for another book review and I have to say this addition to the blog is helping me stay on track with my reading. I'm eating books up! :D I'm enjoying some more than others but so far, I've been able to give all but one, I think, four stars since I started being more dedicated in writing reviews on the books I read. Read on to see the review and the challenge responses for yesterday.
As I said in yesterday's post, this week is a crazy busy week. I won't say a whole lot on the responses, but I'll keep sharing them here. I hope you'll enjoy them. Also stay tuned for another book review tomorrow. I know those could be more intensive, but I honestly don't have time to devote that much attention to the book reviews. I just want to help authors get their work seen. You never know how readers will catch wind of your work. On to the challenges!
Our weekend was pretty busy and rather than rush to post on Saturday and Sunday, I just decided to focus on resting up for next week which is already promising to offer new challenges. But no more about that! Instead let me share my responses to Saturday's and Sunday's prompts.
This one was probably the hardest challenge this week. I thought it was going to be Day 17 but I think I was wrong. It certainly wouldn't be the first time. I'm into music and art so sound and sights are things I gravitate to. But scents can be nostalgic for me and one of the interesting things is, they'll cue songs in my memory. My life might be a running soundtrack...
Read on to see my challenge responses.
Taste sketches were a challenge to create but writing a scene that involves them seems like it would be easier. I hope that's the case when you read my offering for today. One of my favorite posts in an IG writing challenge asked us to put our characters in a cooking show of our choice. It was so much fun! :) I got to incorporate a dish from my rough draft into the challenge and make up a couple others that I may be able to insert into the story somewhere along the way. Towering Floryl seems like it would be the most challenging to make but I'd love to give it a try. It's not in the story yet but it appeared when I accepted that long-ago challenge.
Anyway, read on to see my responses to the current challenges...
Yesterday's #writingthesenseschallenge was all about taking those sound sketches and writing in some details. And the #fantasywipjanuary writing challenge asked what my favorite piece of my own writing is. Since it didn't specify the particular status of the work, that opens the door for me to share my true favorite of everything I've written seriously up to this point. Read on to find out more.
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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