Heigh ho, the sun cometh, the sun goeth – that’s our crazy weather; one day sleeveless and gasping for air, the next, three layers + socks and shivering – ‘tis a crazy mixed year – again:)
Well, although it could have been traumatic, this last week has been strangely peaceful. A big thank you, to all of you for suggestions and support as to how I can get out of my painted corner. I sat for a while contemplating the crash of my plans and my options, then with an agile leap I landed over the paint to dry land. Yay heigh for moi.
*I have dismantled the whole of The Ancestor’s Tale, kit and caboodle, picked, prised and wrenched apart:(
*As I am a person who can not stand waste I have picked out, dusted and polished the best and
*I have mind mapped endlessly and created a whole new structure
*Mapped out new plot lines
*Thought of a new archival way of presenting this sparkling new part of The Sefuty Chronicles
*New working title The Children’s Tale
*The Ancestor’s Tale has been broken into
a) short stories to be part of The Companion Tales (the intended 6th and last) and
b) references in The Children’s Tale
This took, as you can imagine, quite a few hours, and much unladylike muttering which would have had my mother spinning if she’d heard!
However it is done, I am pleased with the result and content. So that’s good. But it left me a trifle wrung out (it’s been over a year in the writing not easy to jettison) so decided to take a break.
I have been concentrating on memoirs and family history for the past few days. I have had contact with a lady researching the same family- different branch and it has galvanised me to get up to date. I had spent a lot of time on this research at the beg. of the century but gave up temporarily when I needed to concentrate on my mother’s failing health. Then mine. Now I see I have not done anything since 2004!
Well, I then had to dismantle my room to recover all previous work (had got hidden behind my craft stash – oh I do have too much stuff) and wandered over to cyberspace to look see – my how this sparkling web has changed in nine years – family history sites are such fun nowadays -grim little programmes back when – and so much stuff available on the archival sites – I do love a good archive:) I have been like a child at Christmas:)
All the time I have been filling in dates, checking facts and organising ancient photos my mind has been working on the finer details of the new structure and plot lines for Children’s Tale and now I end the week feeling confident I can run with it, no stumbles – fingers crossed.
Have spent a lot of time with fingers in earth always an inspiration – not anything heavy as sciatica is still hovering, but the garden is a great place to unwind and after last years neglect I am being surprised every day – the two small Wisteria have trebled in size, as has the Boston Ivy and two rogue honeysuckles (spread by birds maybe) have taken up residence in flower pots, along with a willow tree. I have finally got the veg plants out. Everything is so late this year.
ROW80 This Week:
All of the above!
So far behind for JuNo am wondering if it is worth even trying; but still, even if 50,000 words are not forthcoming in the next two and half weeks, the pace of the challenge will keep me going.
I did finish the Story a Day in May and have some exciting ideas/drafted stories to work on over the months.
No Blogs this week have been away playing:)
Just kept up with triberr and sponsorship on ROW80
Only read one book this week (for book group next week) found it tedious.
Dipped into a couple of research books.
Well – maybe amazing stuff like writing 25000 words for Juno ? Nah:) real world, real world. But I will begin The Children’s Tale
I must change the word counters, for The Children’s Tale and The Companion Tales.
Get some blogs written.
Catch up on social sites.
Catch up on reading challenges.
Try and finish this round with something accomplished:)
I hope everyone else’s week was good and all the best for the coming week:)