The first Wednesday of the month has been flipped forward, either on your virtual calendar or literally for those of you still sporting old-school wall calendars. You have cats, don’t you? Admit it. Twelve months of cats tumbling, hanging, and just plain being cute. There’s a reason they’re are all over the internet.
Man, I’m easy to distract.
Anyway, it is that time once again, and whether you are inconsolable because you lost your cat calendar, or your writing has been zinging you with anxieties over character, plot, aliens, or the complexities of microscopic sword battles, come release it with us. We’ll be your cats. My thanks to our co-hosts for this month’s: Tamara Narayan,Tonja Drecker, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Lauren @ Pensuasion, Stephen Tremp, and Julie Flanders!
What was your very first piece of writing as an aspiring writer? Where is it now? Collecting dust or has it been published?
My first piece of writing as an aspiring writer was more of a character sketch than anything else. It was something that sprang to mind as I was walking around my neighborhood one day. This little girl popped into my head during that walk, replete with a simple storyline and background that wouldn’t shake loose. It was around seven summers ago, and the idea continued to follow me around as I went about my summer business, climbing onto a ladder with me as I painted the main level of my house. And it was during that painting session, while listening to an interview with J.K. Rowling, that I sought out the online writing support which would eventually lead me to the path I’m now following.
The story is still just a vignette, and I haven’t looked at it for years, but it is that character and tiny nugget of an idea which has been responsible for me having finished one novel (which is looking for an agent at the moment) and beginning the first book of a series. Quite a productive walk, huh?
Time for some news.I promise to be good. I will not talk politics, will not…
It’s so hard. So many temptations. No. I will snap my mental rubber band around my wrist and resist. It would be so funny if I could, but I won’t. Snap. Snap. Snap.
The best part of this news tidbit is the video of New Zealand dogs completing a driver’s test. Better drivers than many people I’ve encountered.
Bad weather. Too soon.
In science this week, another gift for my writer friends. I bet you guys can come up with all kinds of ideas about that pod. *Giggle*
That’s all for me this week. Until next time, enjoy the news. 🙂