Ah, my faithful friends! My sweet brother, Tommy, or Thom, is arriving today for a visit to our mountains – all the way from Texas. So, for the next week, I will be scarce, if here at all. If you love me (please love me! I must be loved! I am a fiend for your approval!) then perhaps you’ll just catch up on posts below, or visit some links, like the blogger friends, websites, etc, I linked from yesterday! or, Read Letter to Day, or last Friday’s post for Novel Draft to Blog. Or! Read OCEAN ONLINE (fall issue my "Nerrisa" and photograph are published.)
Yes, today is Clemmie/Clementine day and I’d hoped to write more on her. I can tell you this, in the writer’s process of writing this novel draft right onto my blog–or onto my own word docs–, it would be at this point when I would consider what I am doing with Clemmie/Clementine. I’d have thoughts like, is she still engaging me? Am I still interested? Am I getting bored? Why am I bored? Who else is "talking" to me? Whose voice is fun, or loud, or persistent besides Clemmie/Clementine? Is this going to be a novel after all, or a long short story (we have over 10,000 words I’ve written here for you on the blog!). I would think things like, should I make young Clemmie, in the past parts where Clemmie is telling the story vs old Clementine, older than she is? Are the switches between past and present working? I’d be thinking about what I’ve written so far and since I’d be having these thoughts (and I am), it would be a good time to go back to the beginning and read it all – or just to keep writing and see what happens…if it takes a turn, I can always go back to the beginning and adjust what I need to adjust. Since I’m writing directly here, it’s a bit different – because I am attempting to provide something fresh each week – and trying to keep it short so posts won’t be long…of course that limits me in ways I wouldn’t be limited if I were writing directly onto my word document for my own eyes–in that case, I’d just let my fingers fly as long as they wanted to, and I may have 5000 words in one day, or 2000, or 3000, instead of the short posts I’m limited to here! Yet, I am enjoying this new process – writing a draft right onto my blog…so I want to see where it leads. All these are things my head would swirl, and are swirling, around as I write a draft to blog.
In the meantime, during my brother’s visit, you can visit here and read, catch up on posts or any links, or just leave without reading or saying hi(sob) — but I hope you will leave me a comment if you like, for I really do love hearing from you. There are plenty of writer/editors tips, Green tips, Healthy Living tips, below for you to check out….