Sheerah, granddaughter or great-granddaughter of Joseph and his wife Asenath. She is mentioned in one sentence in the middle of the Old Testament "begats." One sentence, and that's all. But what a sentence: "His daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon as well as Uzzen Sheerah." -1 Chronicles 7:24 She built cities. … Continue reading She Built Cities.
The early days of NaNoWriMo, for me, are all about finding my stride. Both yesterday and today, I've done a lot of flailing around and blurting out a bunch of backstory right at the beginning where any novice knows it doesn't belong. But that's okay at this point. I'm getting words on paper. I can … Continue reading Day Two.
NANOWRIMO IS TOMORROW AND I AM SO NOT READY. Fortunately, Stephen King is here to help with this quote: “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” Oof. Thank you, Stephen King. Speaking of scary stuff, Happy Halloween everybody! Here's Buster Keaton's spookiest adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfBz2rhIR4g
Hi everybody. Well, here it is, the last blog post before the madness that is NaNoWriMo begins. As I explained last week, my blog will probably get pretty dodgy in content and style until December comes, and that includes today. I'm in the last frantic planning period, and while I'm excited, I'm simultaneously positive that … Continue reading Tracking Relationships.
For forgetting to blog yesterday, that is. HOWEVER. Today is St. Crispin's day, which means it's time for this post to show back up again. Come on, folks, click the link. I'm off to watch Henry V now.
NaNoWriMo, that is. This is just a quick update to let you know that as the annual craziness begins, my blogging may grow spotty as I dedicate myself yet again to churning out 1,667 words every day for the whole month of November. I'm pretty excited this year, as all my plotting practice seems to … Continue reading It is Nearly Upon Us.
Hello there. I'm currently house/pet sitting for some dear friends of mine, so I'm pretty happy that I actually remembered that it's a blogging day. Especially as I am right smack in the middle of a Planet Earth binge. How have I not watched this show before? What have I been doing with my life? … Continue reading Pretty Dang Majestic.
You know how last week I talked about breaking out of the jungle and into the clearing of character design? Well. Turns out, it was actually a clearing at a cliff's edge, because the next few chapters in my guidebook were all about scenes: How to plan them for maximum emotional impact, and how to … Continue reading Cliff Jumping into Scenes.
Ugh. I'm having one of those days. Okay, weeks. Okay, months. Okay, lives. Yeah, this probably isn't that inspiring, but maybe I at least elicited a snort of recognition and comradeship? I just can't today, y'all. I just can't.
In my desperate jungle scramble towards this year's NaNoWriMo, much of the process has been unfamiliar and scary. Although I love the process of learning for its own sake, sometimes struggling through the underbrush of theme and subplots* had me feeling a bit breathless. Imagine my delight, then, when I broke out into the clearing … Continue reading Walking Contradictions.