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.
#writingthesenseschallenge Days 19 & 20
Day 19 - Things Felt (either by touch or with the heart): Sketches to Details
Those false deities…they brought only chaos and disarray to Genzet. She stopped to catch her breath near a tree and spat with disgust. It was incredible to think she might never be able to live with her child because of imaginary deities. But surely there would be a way to visit the youngling from time to time. Thanks be to Andurdrao for small mercies!
Day 20 - New Concepts: Sketches to Details (These are things imagined you'll add to your project.)
He’d gone only twenty long strides before he encountered the beast. Zec’s limp form hung from one of the tail tentacles. The drakmaugh gave even the most experienced hunter reason to pause. Tor was no different but he had to act quickly or Zec would be lost forever.
As you can see, both these sections need tons of work. But that's the point. No story starts out with words that are perfectly put together. That why there's a process to follow. And this is just the beautiful, messy, glorious beginning.
If you've never seen it, you should check out the animated movie "Whispers of the Heart". In that tale, a sort of coming of age tale, a young girl decides to do what she can while the boy she is interested in is in a foreign country following his passion. It's a great story and beautifully animated. Studio Ghibli is hard to beat, in my opinion. I'd give you guys a link but Disney's more stingy than ever these days. I couldn't even find the movie trailer on YouTube! o.o
#fantasywipjanuary Days 19 & 20
Day 19 - Shout-out Saturday! Share the love for your favorite author/reader IG accounts.
I'm not going to share all my shoutouts here. I unfortunately do not have the time to go to each account and share all their links here. But if you follow me on IG, you can see my posts for yesterday. There are two because there were two accounts I forgot to mention. :) Some of them are new but there are several I've tagged before in previous posts.
Day 20 - If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
To be honest, I could find something interesting to see in almost any state or country and be overjoyed. I haven't been able to travel much throughout my life but ancient ruins and architecture interest me, as do different cultures and their history. My youngest groans anytime I get the TV remote because if I had my way all the time, we'd watch documentaries almost exclusively.
PS I will be super annoyed if any travel companies start sending me 'deals' about vacations because the fact of the matter is, I cannot afford to go to our closest National Park for the day. I'm finally convinced writing full time is my vocational calling, but it's a good thing we don't have to rely solely on my income. Hoping that will improve with time and dedication. :)
So if you're following along with the challenge, how did you fare this week so far? Care to share any of your work for days 19-20? Feel free to do so (judgment free!) in the comments. Believe me! I'm having a hard time sharing such rough patches of my work. It's a scary thing showing people the awful work you've done. LOL Also, if you share on IG, be sure to use the hashtag (#writingthesenseschallenge). I'll check it periodically to see who's joined in. :)
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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