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|Sunday, July 6th, 2014|
Ever since I was a kid, my family has been spending the 4th of July down at my grandmother Margy's house in Long Beach. ( Read more...Collapse )
|Friday, July 4th, 2014|
|Just Write: 552 Words
Lynn Viehl (Paperback Writer) has recently started "Just Write" Thursdays, which are pretty much what they sound like: Write something, post online by midnight. http://pbackwriter.blogspot.com/2014/05/just-write.html
(Which means no editing. Which means this is going to be first-draft-tacular and epically info-dumpy.)
But I've been feeling really stalled with the pre-writing for The Gears that Grind. So I decided just to jump in, get into Sally's head, and see what she's up to.
Sally didn't hear the watchman until he was nearly upon her.( Read more...Collapse )
(Copyright Kit Russell, 2014. This is first draft, unedited work.) Current Mood: sore
|Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014|
|Tuesday, July 1st, 2014|
I was poking around here looking for a thing I wrote a few years back, and realized how much I missed blogging.
Quickie update: I have a new job, I adopted Princess, one of Jen and Jae's foster kitties, and I put up a website.
|Thursday, January 17th, 2013|
1025 words in "Canine Cupids." Answered the eternal question "who let the dogs out?" (In this case, it was the ex who did it accidentally-on-purpose.) Introduced my main character to her future girlfriend, and her dog.
YTD: 2783This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/544496.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
|Tuesday, January 15th, 2013|
|Monday, January 14th, 2013|
|Thursday, December 27th, 2012|
So I was watching the Doctor Who special, where Strax is talking about GRENADES, and realized that there needs to be a support group. He could be in it with Jayne from Firefly.This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/543612.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
|Sunday, August 12th, 2012|
|Monday, June 25th, 2012|
|Friday, June 22nd, 2012|
|Thursday, June 21st, 2012|
|Camp NaNoWriMo: Day Twenty
After a day of migraines (Monday) and a day of hanging with my friends before my trip (Tuesday), I finally got some work done. Yay!
1,800 words in Stolen Magic
In other news, I don't have to be at the airport for almost another 18 hours, but I'm already packed. This is a record for me.This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/542297.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
|Wednesday, June 20th, 2012|
|Sunday, June 17th, 2012|
|One of Those Books
I think we all had at least one of those books as a kid ... you know, the one that we checked out of the library again and again, kept rereading until it wore out, could have recited the plot point-by-point and recited our favorite parts from memory.
One of mine was The Rains of Eridan
by H.M. Hoover. I loved it so much when I was in elementary school; I remember carrying it around with me in a bag.
Looking at it from modern ideas of a MG or YA book, it doesn't fit. The story is told from the POV of an adult, Dr. Theo Leslie, and it's her story as much as it is that of Karen Orlov, the orphan she finds, protects, and mentors.
My conscious mind had forgotten it, but my subconscious seems to have absorbed it.
I had one of my weird writery dreams this morning, where I'm not so much a part of the action as directing it, making choices based on how to make it a better story. Like in this case, to change the protagonist's job from writer to jewelry designer.
And then I woke up.
When I did, I immediately started turning the plot around, to see how it would work as an actul book. Pretty well, actually; there's a beginning, a middle, and end, a couple of strong conflicts. (This isn't always the case.) But I also saw that it wasn't a viable YA book, which I'd been mentally plotting it as, because the adult was the protagonist rather than the teenager she protects and mentors.
And then I began to laugh. "Oh my god, it's The Rains of Eridan
A quarter of a century later, and that story is still in the back of my mind.
Obviously, I need to track down a copy.This entry was originally posted at http://kit-r-writing.dreamwidth.org/540935.html. Please comment there using OpenID.