Friday, October 23. Here's a peek at what I've been doing for the last ten days - doesn't look like much, but it forced all other creativity to a screeching halt. In fact, we almost didn't have a new blog this week. My daughter Susie and her three girls are part of a wedding taking place on Saturday, October 24. Although all four gowns are the same color, each is of a different design, about 6" too long, two in need of fiddling with the shoulder straps as well. And oh yes, not shown here: the eight mauve masks made from cutting up the gown on the left! Finished yesterday, I was finally able to get back to work this morning, writing a chapter on my current WIP, The Making of Matthew Wolfe (Book 1 in a somewhat new approach to a Regency series).
Update. And then the bride's prospective mother-in-law burned a hole - a large hole - in the wedding veil. Susie knew better than to ask me to fix that on top of everything else! So she borrowed my best scissors, bought tulle and fabric glue at Jo-Ann's and set about detaching the headdress and LONG, elaborate lace trim from the old veil and re-attaching it to the new veil. I am looking forward to photos of the wedding with bated breath. (The Kone/Reale families are certainly polishing their halos this time 'round.)
|"Cut-up gown," Cassidy, Riley, Hailey, Susie|
MAKING MAGIC WITH WORDS
This seems like a good time to remind everyone of the existence of my only work of Non-fiction: the compilation of all my blog posts on Writing & Editing since I began my blog in January 2011. Hey, it's the best buy around - 771 pages, 200,000+ words FREE on Kindle Select and only $4.99 to download. Topics range from a 9-part Writing Workshop to Developing Characters, Adding Color, Writing No-no's, and that old bugaboo - Grammar. Also includes Writing a Series, World Building, Women's Fiction, and a 5-part Dictionary for Writers. And that's just in the WRITING section. There's also a lengthy section on the various aspects of EDITING, including a 7-part series entitled, Edit the Blasted Book and a 6-part series on Copyediting (which is a quite different kettle of fish). And if that isn't enough, there's a section called RANDOM THOUGHTS, which includes articles on many writing-related subjects, from "Why Read Romance" to "Writing Mistakes I Have Made."
If you're having as much trouble with the new Blogger as I am, MAKING MAGIC WITH WORDS is a much easier way to find the information you need. And yes, each item in the the Table of Contents is linked to the article for easy finding.
For a link to Making Magic, click here.
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