Monday, April 30, 2018

Meandering On Monday with Janet Lane Walters #MFRWauthor #BooksWeLoveLTD #Poem #Writing

Meander 1 - Poem - Aubade -

The light of day begins to streak
Across the lightening sky.
I once more glance into your eyes.
The time has come to leave.
I touch your cheek and hold your hand.
Why has this morning come?
Oh, hold me now before the sun
Breaks the spell of dark.
The moon has faded as the sun
Banishes the night.
I hold you close, one last caress
Before I leave your side.
The sun is burning off the mist.
The shadows leave the earth
But we love best when cloaked by night.
My dear, I have to leave.

Meander 2 - Getting back to earth - Really not earth but after being away returning to the routine is hard. Two and a half days from the computer and I suddenly don't know what I want to write. There are also all those daily things to do, like cooking, cleaning, shopping, paying bills. All those things have a way of pulling me from my work. I'll find the foutine again.

Meander 3 - Writing - I found I could not suspend disbelief on my latest story. The idea of the food thief being a child in the winter and sneaking into a house when people were away just didn't seem right and the more I thought about it the more I knew this wouldn't work. There was a second area where I couldn't suspend disbelief. The hero has agreed to become the guardian of a stranger's children. This really made no sense when I thought about it. So I've changed both of these things and have started my story over again. This time I feel happy with the way it's going. The four chapters weren't really wasted. Ten thousand words in all but some of them are salvageable with the new direction of the story.

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