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Leap Day: What I've Done Today and What's in Store

Today, I wrote 2,000 on top of blog post writing.  I got my 10,000 steps and then some.  I finished watching Sabrina, it only took me a month.  I figured out what I need to do to my story.  And not in that order.

Listening to Gideon the Ninth, I realized that the author has a lot of description.  The only difference between this author’s heavy use of description and say others is one, the sprinkling in of action.  And two using a lot of description in motion.  Like verbs that are also descriptive that makes the passage seem like it’s moving along when it’s description.
This now dictates what I do next for my story.  I finish out the final battle scene.  I write the remaining connector scenes.  Then in the editing rewriting phase, add in more description and work on the idea of description in motion.  Then work on the voice of the characters in each scene.  Not the easiest task, but doable because someone else has already done it.
The goal is to paint a picture in your head while telling a story.

Next up, finishing Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire.  The third book of the series came in the mail yesterday, Beneath the Sugar Sky.  Hopefully this will be more like the first book of the series and not like the one I’m reading now, which I was so excited for.  I should almost write a story of what I thought the second book should be.  But I’m so busy with the project series I’m doing now, through out this year and the projects for next year.
It’s possible that I would make another trip to England before I start the second Everyman Jack book, which I wanted to take place at King’s Cross.  After that I want to write ‘the Witch.’  And it would probably be safer for me to write that book then.

So lots to do.  With luck the cyborg/Matrix world will be a bit easier to write, even if the character names would be tougher.

Today, I didn’t eat at a restaurant.  It was all pre-made meals.  I’m giving up deep fat fried foods.  Replacing a few meals with keto friendly meals.

Things will fall into place.  I just have to believe that.  The revolution isn’t some political movement from right to left in the world outside.  The revolution is from within.  Let the pieces fall where they may as long as I have the resolve from within.


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