Monday, September 21, 2015

Meandering On Monday with Janet Lane Walters #MFRWauthor #amwriting

Meander 1 - Fruitflies - I don't know where they arise but we've been plagued with them for a day or two. I think they arise by spontaneous gestation. 2 pieces of partially eaten fruit were left out and suddenly there was a swarm. We now have fruitfly traps. Not sure what they're supposed to do. When I see the last of the critters, perhaps I'll know. I once wrote a poem called "Fruitfly Fourth of July". Not sure I still have a copy but it was a hit at a poetry reading when I was involved in doing those sort of things. The poem was about all those little things that happened on the fourth of July one year. A lot of little nagging things that were more pests than trouble.

Meander 2 - Having a TV in my study has begun to become less of a temptation. The reason is partly because I've nearly caught up on the old shows I've missed or forgotten or didn't watch since I had no control over the TV when the children were small or my husband had programs he wanted to watch. Now the one in the study is under my control except when the grandchildren come to visit. The other reason is that I've started to use some of my lot of Kindle dollars since the holidays are coming soon. I've read some really good books and one great book. It's fun.

Meander 3 - My writing is going well. Don't think I'll make the November deadline but that's all right. There are a multitude of doctor's appointments coming up and someone has to take him to them. Wizards is into the third draft and this is the one where all thsoe scenes I skipped over are written out in full and when I add the setting and hopefully all the emotional stuff. I've changed some of the hero's stuff to make him more sympathetic and get rid of repetitions. The revision of what is now Seducing the Chef is going well and I've added nearly 2000 words. I hope for a few more to come. I'm typing that in and then it will be ready when the time comes to send it to my publisher for re-issue. It's become a better story with the re-write. Only five more of those to go.

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