And The Beat Goes On

Yours truly has been a very busy girl of late!  Besides going to doctor’s appointments and having in-home physical therapy, I am working on items to put into an Etsy store!  Excitement!  (Must be said like Elvira, Mistress of the Dark *heart*)

When I made beaded jewelry and was going to different little festivals to set up our little kiosk, was one of the most joyous times in my life.  I met different people; learned interesting facts; learned different folk stories, and just enjoyed making the things I sold and then enjoyed selling them to people who liked the pieces and wanted them.  It was an amazing time for The Husband and me then.  In order to go on a date before the disability came through, we would go to Speedway and get one of those giant drinks for basically $1.  Then we would go to McDonald’s or some other like-minded store and each get $1 burger or cheeseburger.  (Sometimes we would get a large French fry to share.  Those were the dates that were a little more thrilling.  We went all out when we each had our own McDonald’s meal!)  We would then go to this one specific park and eat.  Sometimes we ate in the vehicle because of the weather or my pain or condition at the time.  Sometimes we went out into the park.

I want that feeling back of enjoying making something and offering it for sale.  There probably won’t be much profit.  My goal is to make enough money to keep me in yarn since I will need to order yarn in instead of being able to just jump in the car and go to Hobby Lobby or Michael’s, or even Walmart in just a few minutes – depending on traffic, of course.  Those days are gone.  Thankfully, the World Wide Web exists here now and all I must do is be a wee more patient in getting the tools I need to work with.

One truly wonderful thing is that we are across the creek and just down the block from the post office!  This will save a lot of time and hassle for The Husband because he will be the “warehouse foreman and shipper” for me.  Is that a real job?  If it is, I hope the title is a lot better.

Anyway, the YA is advancing.  It is very difficult to not push forward and add loads of writing in with the crafting.  I have found a HUGE! hole right dead smack in the middle.  *facepalm*  Thankfully, the bullet journal has helped me locate where the hole began forming and then where it came back together again.  Yes, I feel like an idiot.  I didn’t pay close enough attention to the notes I’d made and forgot to show how these two civilizations have co-existed: a premise of what would it be like if the Europeans had been mature about their new world and unbigoted about the people they found there and how it would affect a civilization in our generation and then the Cataclysm and  a thousand years after the collapse of civilization as we know it.  A place where fey has returned, especially faeries.  There are some of the traditional fantasy races and several different ones I’ve discovered while wandering through the forests and glens of my imagination.

The more I see this story coming together, the more I am beginning to wonder if this will qualify as a “young adult” novel after all.  No – not going there.  Story first.

So, how are y’all?  Whacha you been up to?


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 And The Beat Goes On

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    One hopes there is a bridge across the creek . . . one without a hole! 😉

    Ever had one of those ideas that, yes, you can tell a story about it, but why would anyone, except you, care to read it? I’ve been working on one of those. I’ve been trying to make it something people will find challenging enough to read. And I think I’ve finally figured out how: three main characters, each undergoing their own psychological development, inextricably linked together. Yeehaw! It allows me to capture all the writing I’ve done and build it into a better narrative. (“We can rebuild this man. We have the technology.” Just substitute story.)

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