I love my typing speed. The ability to write hundreds of words in just a bit of time—and smudge free!—is awesome. But… I also adore writing by hand. I miss it. I used to buy journal after journal that would get filled with tales
and fun nonsense. Now, I buy one
every few years. The last couple I bought remain half-empty. I have shoulder and
hip injuries that don’t allow much writing by hand.
But do not fret for me, my Wicked Luvs, I get my hand jobs gratification in others ways *grins* One of my favorite parts of plotting a new story is sketching the setting. I will spend the next few days writing, of course, but at least a couple of hours will be dedicated to drawing. I need to sketch Miss Toledo’s cabin, Mamabuela’s cottage, Vanesa’s house and the Cienfuegos Boarding School.
By the way, while thinking about setting, I realized that I had no idea where Matías lived. I know now. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before. AlmaMia is probably ashamed of my lack of insight.
On to the NaNoWriMo writing bit... My current Wishing upon Earth and Bone word count has reached 8,005. I only wrote about 700 new words, yesterday. I spent most of my time doing research, getting rid of plot holes and drawing general layouts—the latter, mostly in my head.
|I know. This picture has absolutely nothing to do with this entry. But I had no image to share, and I like images with my posts. The day I took this picture, I had just bathed Attila, and he, of course, went and rolled in the dirt. He knew he was in trouble, hence the Don’t-Be-Mad-I’m-Still-Gorgeous-When-I’m-Filthy look. I miss him so much... I wonder if AlmaMia has a dog friend... And if she does, what breed? I wonder, wonder, wonder...|