Today has been very much a “think it through” day. You know what I’m talking about, right? It is one of those days where you step back in the story, re-read everything you have so far and make decisions, sometimes unconscious ones, of what needs to happen next, or could happen next. Much to my surprise, this wasn’t just a “think it through” day for WHRT, but also for the other piece I am writing. Both of them needed a good examination.
WHRT has very little to change. The newest piece also requires little change in direction or character development. The plot is moving along as it should, and I am finding the story intriguing enough to keep me writing.
In other news around the house — Lil’ Dude is swimming away in his little box beside me. He now has a full spectrum light which gives him great joy. He has also taken to climbing up the rocks inside for a sun basking, and then some dips in the water for cooling off. If I am not mistaken, I think he even ate some today. His lack of eating made me very nervous. I don’t see one of the floating turtle stick foods in the water anywhere, so he ate it – I hope.
Earlier today sparrows came to the sunflower seeds The Husband put outside for me for the birds. Not only were sparrows really putting the seeds away, but cardinals and bluejays, too. About 1:30 this afternoon a squirrel joined in the mix. His presence caused a stir. The cardinals did NOT appreciate his presence and chased him off a couple of times, but when they flew away for a respite in the trees, the sneaky guy came back and loaded his cheeks down with sunflower seeds! I don’t begrudge him the food. He was probably hungry from the looks of him.
There is something about working at the kitchen table of late that is actually encouraging work getting done. A big part of this, I think, is the fact I am looking out at the trees and can see birds, squirrels, and whether it is sunny or rainy. In the office my window looks out on a parking lot. Normally this doesn’t bother the creativity because it is all taking place inside my head. Only lately have I needed to be able to look up and see something different outside the window. (Bless The Husband’s dear heart, too, because he is letting me use his laptop for writing and gaming with nary a peep of asking to use it. He says it is because he has used a computer all day at work, and I believe him, but he asked used the laptop to look anything up in weeks!) Watching birds eat the sunflower seeds and the antics and gymnastics of the squirrels is needed right now to give my mind’s eye something different to watch while figuring out the next subconscious word and semi-conscious plot twists.
And, what can I really say about the inclusion of the little turtle? When The Husband got it for me it was as if he had literally handed me incarnated hope. Yeah, he knows me well. He should after twenty years.
Back to the word mines. Hope y’all are having a good day, too.oo