I am breaking in a moment from the draft I’m writing to the blog – who knows what I’ll do with Clementine? In fact, as the characters take over, become stronger and more “real” I have very little to do with what they will do, say, where they will go. Already, as some of you have commented, Clementine is becoming three-dimensional; complex…I wonder myself what will happen to and with her – both in the present day and in her past. I have so much to write about and it spills, spills, spills.
Life has suddenly become even busier than it usually is. I will scramble to be prepared. That means I will neglect my Blog…so don’t forget me! I will stop in and write Clemmie/Clementine when I need to relax.
But! I’m also working on “The Affliction of Sweetie” novel again! Some of you may remember Sweetie when I first began her and would write about her here. Well, she began talking to me after I thought I was "done." I swear, folks, I swear she was a real girl who lived in these mountains and is talking to me. She’s one of the few characters I have ever “Seen” as clearly as I see her. Anyway, I’d put her aside, and then whispers came. Something became clear to me—I woke up and thought, “wait!” and it clicked and ever since it clicked, my fingers are flying to fix things in Sweetie to make her better.
I also need to get my sweet beautiful Virginia Kate (novel) prepared for a writer’s retreat. I’m “finished” with her, but I need to complete some things for the retreat—the first conference I have attended in a while—more on that later.
So, as boring as all this is, it is to let you know that I am busting my chops, or is that busting my rump, hump..um, I forget….Whatever it is, I am working really hard to make things happen.
I appreciate every one of you who stops to visit. I visit when I can to return the favor.
Wish me luck on this retreat—that I make a good contact there.