As I worked through the challenges for the past weekend, I discovered how to word my goal, my mission statement. It would make me so happy to create a world all readers could enjoy stepping into, regardless of our differences. Yes, I write from my particular worldview. But I hope that adds to the wonder and individuality of it -- drawing readers to my work, rather than turning them away from it.
Weekend Challenge Posts Days 24 & 25 - #MyCharactersAreReal #ShareYourLineFeb & #PNPF2018 - Persistence & Time
The weekend was busy leaving no time for blogging. I decided to pack this post with all the challenges for days 24 & 25. These days will always be with me, since by participation in these challenges, I've found my motto. Day 25's #shareyourlinefeb challenge post is the true desire of my heart. And if you stay tuned for the next blog post (coming up as soon as I can fill it in and click "post"), you'll see the writing goal I want to meet with every bit of writing I complete.
#mycharactersarereal - The actual question for this one was more along the lines of whether your character blurted their thoughts out or took some time to think about what they said. Ya'el takes some time to think about what she says. But she is very straightforward and she is also tactful in most situations. Sometimes, her curiosity gets the better of her and she badgers a person with too many questions.
#shareyourlinefeb - This is an excerpt from book one, chapter 30, which I'm in the process of doing a heavy revision on. You can look forward to reading this chapter next week on Wattpad. The quote isn't the most brilliant, but I did think it offered a good description of one of the characters. And since I wasn't able to revise as much as I wanted to yesterday, I didn't have a whole lot of quotes to choose from.
#pnpf2018 - Reflection - This challenge has been the toughest for me since the prompts are so open to interpretation. I'm finding that I dig pretty deep on some and on others I just scratch the surface. I'm enjoying it all the same -- learning from the thought process. It's been interesting.
I'll probably finish out the month by posting the challenges this way. My oldest daughter's birthday is coming up and planning a Mother/Daughter tea is a big deal. I am making all the tablecloths and I found I have to make new window treatments, as well. My sewing machine will probably be smoking by the time I'm done with it all.
Updates to Ripples will probably be scant next week but I'll do my best to get more than one chapter out. I'm probably as ready as my readers to be done with it. :D
This my not be my best line ever. In fact, it might be one of my worst. But it's the most fun line I wrote on Day 22.
Note taking always takes me back to my school days. In my case, my high school days. These days, I take down notes while watching tutorials online and participating in online webinars. It's nice to know you can stop a video to go back and catch what you miss.
You wouldn't think it to look at me but I'm a huge fan of Pusheen. So when I looked for a meme to fit today's challenge, Pusheen won hands down. :) The following is a direct quote from my IG caption.
"I don't think I can classify expectation as something good or bad. Rather, I think it's like the kinda derpy uncle no one in your family mentions. Sometimes it's useful but most of the time, out of sight, out of mind. XD Not really. I usually set my expectation pretty low and then I'm less likely to be disappointed. It's all about learning to differentiate between dreams and current circumstances."
I realize now that I shouldn't wait until the last minute to expound on topics, especially late at night. I see so many things I'd change about that paragraph. <sigh> *writer's life* Oh! One awesome thing is that my blog readers get to see the whole meme. IG cut off the last comparison. ;)
This one was more difficult than I thought it would be. I'm sure my books are all going to be packed with perceived symbolism. Whether I put it in there deliberately or accidentally will be another matter entirely. In this case, Ya'el's leaf pendant (given to her by her best childhood friend) and her tattoo offer hints of the direction her life journey will take.
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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