My fiction writing has been molasses-slow, lately. Life’s tale got complicated, and it refuses to allow much time for adding to my imaginary worlds. But I’ve been working, anyway…
I finished “The Skeleton in His Milkshake,” my introduction to Witches in Fiction 2013… to the Bone, and drafted “Wishing Upon Earth and Bone,” a short story for the same event. I also outlined three chapters for AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ novel, which take place while AlmaMia still waddles in the chubby grasp of toddlerhood. I’m kind of excited about the latter because I am having lots of fun with point of view, perspective, and characterization.
And the fact that I was forced to take a break from writing every day gave me a chance to look at the story from a bit of distance. I was fixed on starting AlmaMia’s novel right around where the short story begins, but the novel (methinks) feels more complete when it covers some of the important events that took place years before the short story.
on Reading – I read and reread a few tales since my last post. Here is a list:
- A Celtic Witch by Debora Geary
- Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- Endurance: A Novel of Terror by Jack Kilborn
- Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
- Reckless Magic by Rachel Higginson
- Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
- Stardust Miracle by Edie Ramer
- The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
- Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
- Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Chinese Green Feng Shui Pebble, for “lush growth and the rebirth of springtime…”
Maybe if I stare at it for a long, long, long time, it will also add a few hours to my days.
Or perhaps, I just have a thing for pretty green rocks. Happy Spring Equinox ;-)