I've been so busy with school planning that my writing life has been set aside for a while. I've been reading fantasy books to keep my mind in gear so that when I pick it up again (This week! Yea!) I'll be ready. And I am SO ready to get back to writing. October is right around the corner and I'm looking forward to stamping a big red "DONE!" on Ripples.
The #augustbreak2018 challenge has suffered a little from my hyper-focus on school planning, too. I've missed one day already. But since it's a 'free and easy' type of challenge, it's not so terrible that I skipped a day. It helps, too, that the prompts may be interpreted in any way you wish. Read on to hear more about what I'll be doing this week in my writing and see my responses to the photo challenge.
I'll give you the writing plan for this week first, since I haven't been writing all that much lately. I will definitely knock out my maps this week. I'm also going to finalize my glossary and index pages for Ripples and load them to Wattpad. I think it will help people who want to read the book there. Thankfully, I can edit my files on the site so if I find something I need to add to them when I tackle the line edit later this week, I can do that there.
So the basic rundown of the plan:
Something I neglected to mention in my last blog post was how important is is for me to have a writing buddy. My oldest daughter is my human writing buddy. I can always count on her to tell me honestly if a scene works or doesn't. And she's always good for asking me if I wrote today. But I also have some writing buddies who are less animated who are simply there to make me smile while I write. And then there's Sir Olly Ox'nfri Toebeans (our cat) who believes his job is to make sure I don't write too long.
Writing buddies in various writer groups are important, too. I have several fellow writers who inspire and encourage me. I get to encourage them, too. Whether I inspire them or not -- I don't know. I hope so!
#AugustBreak2018 Days 3 & 5
Day 3's challenge prompt was 'skin.' At first that was a scary thought. I don't usually show much of my skin, even to the sun! LOL Then I remembered the prompts were pretty organic. So I came up with this:
Day 4, 'bookshelf,' was a miss, but if I had posted something, it would probably have looked like this:
Day 5 was kinda interesting. Storms have been popping up every afternoon lately. Since we are storm spotters, my husband and I went out to keep an eye on yesterday's storms. I kept trying to figure out how to work my storm photos into the prompt for the day, which was 'crush.' I finally decided it was OK to use any of them because I was spending time with my crush while taking the pictures. LOL
As You Can See...
My life is multi-faceted. Sometimes, I have to set my writing aside for other things which must take precedence. The photos I'm posting in this challenge will give you more insight into who I am, I think -- not only as a writer but as a human being. I hope you are enjoying them so far.
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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