I love how the sun shines through the leaves of this little apple tree; I do believe this is the apple tree I snapped while taking a walk with GMR and Fat Lazy Labrador along Lake Junaluska.
It’s already July 1. I can’t believe June is gone already. Geez. And I woke up to a cool mountain morning as if it is spring again. I’ve been writing outside because I know when it begins to get too chilly, I’ll think, “Oh, why didn’t I write outside more often, now I’m stuck inside!” *haw* So, I settle myself with my laptop and write away, with the critters and breeze and ridges and distant smoky mountains.
I have just over 84,000 words on VkBook2. Rocking along! I added a chapter yesterday that I didn’t think was going to be there; a situation that I didn’t at first “see” but it began to appear yesterday as I re-read a chapter. There was a glimmer there, something along the edges, and suddenly the words began backing up against my pea-headed brain and I had to release them. I then knew that the situation had to happen and I’m glad I didn’t leave it out.
Did you know that snuck is really supposed to be sneaked? (and really, this one is not that big of a deal since so many say “snuck” and I said “snuck” until I found out the proper way is “sneaked” -now I can’t say “snuck” – a character can, but I can’t, huhn.) That could care less is supposed to be couldn’t care less? That I feel badly is supposed to be I feel bad? That one space after a period/question mark after your sentences is preferable to two spaces? That I didn’t say one period after an exclamation point because if you are using exclamation points!! at the end of your narrative sentences you should try to strike those suckers out and instead show the exclamation in your writing. What kinds of “grammar” or “rules” do you try to follow when you are writing? And if you do not write, what do you “notice” when you are reading?