Monday Moanin’

wpid-imag0269.jpgIt has turned off downright cold – to me – here in Lexington.  The thermometer outside on the deck says it is 50°F.  Not only is it cold, but wet.  The Husband had almost finished the morning dog constitution when it started raining.  Although the rain has stopped for the time being, it looks like it’s going to pour.  Add in the fact my body knew of the weather change yesterday you can genuinely appreciate the “moanin'” portion of the title.  However, there is writing to be done and some research to do.  These two things make today wonderful.

The new project is coming along nice.  Right now I am on Chapter 3 and I am using the dip pen and bottled ink for the first draft.  Believe it or not, but the dip pen is much easier on my hand than a regular stick pen or fountain pen.  Dip pens are lighter and once you get used to using them your hand relaxes into the motion of writing thus keeping the cramps down to a minimum.  And, if you have arthritic hands as I do, this relieves a lot of pain and discomfort in general.  Is it slower than typing?  Yes, but there is also a nice, relaxed flow of writing and the story itself gets told much faster.

One of the characters is an older woman who was homeless when the vampire brought her into his herd – yep, that’s right.  She hears voices, but being under the vampire’s command helps her with them.  This woman is also clairvoyant.  She is the vampire’s prized possession and she has made a startling declaration:  A true evil has come to town and it will be up to the vampire and the human woman to defeat it!  Yeah, it surprised me, too.  However, before either the vampire or the human woman can get to looking for the evil, they have to contend with the Interpol agent looking for the man the woman dated.  You know the one: the guy the vampire took out when ex-boyfriend was trying to kill said young woman?  Yeah, that one.  And, no, the Interpol agent knows nothing about the existence of vampires.

If all goes as planned, today the first two chapters will be typed up and many new words will go down.

There is also an update on the computer situation.  The nifty power supply The Husband and Shane ordered appears to be dead so another one is going to have to be procured.  I can’t help but wonder if another system should be purchased or if one should just be built to my specifications.  This is another question for another day.  Right now I need to see how much trouble everyone is going to get into with Interpol.

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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3 Responses to Monday Moanin’

  1. Jewell says:

    Keep up the work. It is not only a distraction from pain, it is absolutely necessary to keep the mind, body, and spirit in harmony. We in Tennessee are suffering from this wet fall weather. Some of us more than others. Makes me want to make apple butter and go and gather walnuts like when we were children in the mountains. Hope the dip pen and ink work to help your hands. I am fascinated by the story you are writing. Vampires are not my speed, but the story could have any number of twists.


  2. Sorry you have to endure the cold weather. From past experiences, I know pain affects not only our body but the mind and spirit as well. It’s great that you have your writing, which can sometime serve as a distraction. Thank you for given us a peek into your book. Continue to let us know how it is going. I may try the dip pen and ink. I haven’t seen one in years — either in use or a store.


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