Dropping Out, Dropping In, And Moving Forward

Sadly, I have had to drop out of the Writing 101 challenge.  I simply don’t have enough time in the day to keep up with all the posts, write on the novel, fountainpen1write on the blog in general, and get everything else done in the day that needs doing, especially since feeling well and being energized are two completely different things and as sporadic as lightning flashes in a summer storm.  Sometimes they are just as short.  Still, I am moving forward.

Today was spent doing some research and reading over the work on the previous chapters.  Out loud.  I like to read the dialogue portions out loud to make sure they sound right.  You can always tell when something is wrong with dialogue when it sounds off-putting or just plain wrong.  Thankfully there was very little needing correction.  What did need correction only took a couple of words or some punctuation to make it sound like it should.

In other news:  I am trying out the knitting loom again.  Since there are a number of projects needing completion before the end of summer, I am trying to find ways of getting through the smaller projects faster.  It seems like the knitting loom would be the way to go, but, at the same time, this is a new skill I am learning which is taking up time.  Thankfully there are a number of instructional videos on YouTube for the knitting loom.  Already I have discovered I need a couple of larger looms and a longer loom for the scarves I would like to knit for myself and others.  The things I have made on the looms do not look as good as the projects on the videos, but you can see some definite improvements!  This is a positive.

Now, back to the ink mines for a few more words.

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About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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3 Responses to Dropping Out, Dropping In, And Moving Forward

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    Yes, sometimes you just have to drop inessential stuff, but it’s hard to let got of something, particularly when you’ve worked at it for a while.

    Like

  2. TAWilliams says:

    Never a good thing to stretch yourself too thin. Just refocus & go back at it.
    Also great tip on reading dialogue out loud!

    Like

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