This week, as far as writing goes, has been a hodge-podge of stuff: work on hook, work on query, write query for project that is only in rough draft stage, and jot down ideas for future project.
In order of appearance . . .
- Work on hook - still working, but getting there. It's not so easy to sum up an entire book in one sentence. It's possible, just not easy and . . . whine, whine, whine!
- Work on query - I've pretty much written the rest of the query. All that's missing is the hook and then it's off for critique.
- Write query for project that is only in rough draft stage - yes, I did. I was on a roll and figured I'd practice on another project. Inspiration hit and I dove right into that shimmering pool of . . . raspberry flavored Jell-O. Yummy. Okay, it wasn't raspberry flavored, but this is my delusional little world after all . . . The hook for this project was a heck of a lot easier to come up with, as was the query. Yes, everything will change between now and the ready to submit stage of the manuscript.
- Jot down ideas for future project - Inspiration is a clever little . . . witch . . . at times. I just never know when she is going to strike. She happened to strike while I was driving home from work on Tuesday. Geesh, she could at least wait until I got home, but noooooooooo . . . so, at traffic lights I jotted down ideas. In between traffic lights, I kept repeating the ideas over and over so I wouldn't forget them. Geesh! Well, this future project, probably way down the line, will be my first attempt at a mystery. Okay, might not be so far down the line, but definitely not in my immediate future.
What am I going to do with four days off? Well, the bathrooms need cleaned, as does the rest of the house. Fun, fun, fun. I just live to scrub toilets . . . NOT! My days off will be a mixture of writing, reading - I'm on Book 4 of Harry Potter, hope to finish it and start Book 5 - cleaning house, and just relaxing.
This weekend will also mark Frank's and my sixteenth anniversary together. Dang! 16 years! I sometimes wonder how we survived and then I remember: we work different shifts! Ha! In real time, we've probably only been together a couple of years! Still, they've been some of the best years of my life and I wouldn't change a thing. Okay, maybe a smidge change here and there, but nothing major.
Have a great weekend.