Tuesday, December 22, 2009

True Confessions

I haven't worked on "Legacy" for weeks now. I stumbled on a climactic scene and, other than adding a sentence or two, I haven't pushed through the problem.


My First Reader, Emily, will rag on me for this. I'm in deep doo doo.

But I have been working on my writing -- sort of. I started research on a story idea I've had for some time. The working title is "Resistance Fighter" which isn't an accurate description of the story line but that's what sparked the idea for the tale.

And I've started brainstorming scenes for "Water Tribute." I've been working on this story for decades and have half a rough draft. But I've reworked it using Larry Brooks' "Story Structure" for the outline, and I'm sketching scenes using Laura Whitcomb's Shortcut-to-the-Scene from her Novel Shortcuts.

(By the way, Brooks says Writer's Digest Books has picked up his "Six Core Competencies" for publication!!)

So...not as productive as I'd like to be, but still playing with words.


Nan said...

I just wandered onto your website.What interested me was your link to PNWSheltieClub. I bred and showed Shelties for years and now judge them. Was just out in Portland judging this past July. We probably have a lot in common. I also have had Arabs, one left is 29 now. And I am a writer. Just published my first book, Stormy Hill by Nancy Clarke. Are your children's book about horses, too?

Oregon Equestrian said...

Nan: Indy is my second Sheltie. Purely a pet, taller than the AKC standard but the perfect size for me.

I've been involved with horses for 30 years now. I did hunters with my little 3/4 Arabian mare -- dressage with my current purebred gelding.

I write YA novels...fantasy light, I guess you'd say. I create my own worlds instead of using modern or historical settings. My current projects aren't about horses, but horses generally play an important role.

Congratulations on your published novel!!

Shared Glory said...

Yeah! Where are those next chapters?! ;) You're leaving me to delve into Gone with the Wind and East of Eden for my flights over Christmas. :) That being said, I'm very much looking forward to the next chapter. Need to bounce some ideas off me? :)

Oregon Equestrian said...

Em: I have the entire story outlined. For some reason, I just ran out of steam.