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Happy New Year of Writing!

The holidays have been joyous and wonderful. Hope yours were, too! I'm finally back to writing after trying to accomplish Christmas. I swear it's a full-time job. Lol! I spent a ridiculous amount of time adding details to 2 1/2 pages of draft material today. I don't know why it took so long, wish it hadn't, but I am really pleased with the outcome. Happy New Year!

For You Writers Out There

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Don't you just love it when you read a book by another author and you learn something new that will help with your own writing? I'm reading Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. I'm not much into fantasy, but I'm beginning to see the light. He uses this interesting technique at the end of his book, basically character jumping within the same chapter, but it's delineated and very clear whose perspective it is. The plot unfolds so fast with snippets from more than the two main characters and is resolving perfectly, tying up all these bits of the story that didn't seem important at the time, but now make perfect sense as to why they were put there in first place. I'm writing a sequel to a yet unpublished work and I'm excited to try it:)

I Can Always Imagine I'm There

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Been writing about these two places and it's staving off cabin fever (10 weeks housebound and counting due to illnesses and hip replacement, but things are looking up:) Funny how your brain works when it's busy;) My male MC, Nicholas, decides he's going to take Meg (who's now queen and with whom he's allied) to a special place (gorgeous waterfall with a hot spring--yeah, yeah--romantic) to make a special promise. She's broken-hearted, but I'll keep that part a secret. They have to travel from the castle, across hilly grasslands and into the forest in the springtime. I would dearly love for them to encounter a bluebell forest like this. Isn't that color to die for?