Writerly Things…4/15/18

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Writerly Things…4/15/18

Traci Kenworth

 

Spring continues to bloom, though there is a forecast of snow and sleet for tomorrow. It’s the tip of the winter storm headed up toward Canada, I hear. I see my azalea bush poking through the ground. Daffodils multiply on the hillside and various places through the lawn. I have the leaves of one tulip, not sure if that will develop or not. The crocuses are slowly fading though. My poppy leaves are shooting through the ground as well. There’s yard work to be done but it’s still snowing, raining. The neighbor’s mowed their lawn already though from what I hear if it snows, it’ll kill their grass.

On the writing front, I’ve been doing a lot of research into different creatures of myth and gods and goddesses. Oh, and demons. All this will come together in the end, meanwhile, I just got the shoot of a new idea coming to me in a combination of two books I recently read. Sometimes, that’s how idea’s form. You don’t do what the other authors did, of course. Just a smidge of their idea curls around the idea from this other book and wallah, you have a new spark that may or may not grow into something. Plus, I had a bit of a dream about the world it could lie in and that always starts me down the path, figuring out the story.

I don’t know about you, but Spring seems to be the time of year, ideas sprout for me. Maybe it’s the season’s magic. When do you get your best ideas? I sort of cultivate them throughout the year or so until it’s ready to be planted and bloom into a story. Things I read, things I watch, music, life around me fertilizes it as it grows. Dreams especially influence my stories. I can see the story unfolding just like I’m watching a movie or TV show.

I just got my beta notes back from my wonderful cp! I was really worried that she might say it was awful given the length of time, but her computer crashed on her and had to be repaired. I don’t know if the actual beta survived. I had to email her to see. I may just have the notes to work off of, but they are fantastic notes! Once I know, I’ll print the file, go through, makes notes of what needs to be done, gather them together, work on them in the order of biggest fixes to minor, and then get it off to my last reader. Although, of course, I won’t be hurrying this, I want to get the go ahead, but I don’t want to rush and do a bad job. Also, my last cp has a bit of life going on about her right now and I don’t want to intrude on that.

Have a great week, take care, and God bless!

 

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