Today’s Desk, 2/5

So, what fascinating writerly stuff is going on today?

Out the window:  The pelting rain has slowed to a drizzle. The 6″ of wet and heavy snow that fell on Monday is melting and pooling across the parking lot, joined by the run-off of the day’s rains. Bleah. What happened to Sunday and 55+degrees?

On the desktop: I just don’t know or care! I’m writing upstairs, in the tiny loft area. Why? The heat pools up here, while the damp creeping in the office windows is making me feel colder than it should. (Just looking out the window makes me shiver–and we avoided the mess that other parts around us got/are getting.) Next to me is an appliqué block, started as part of a wallhanging. The colors are bright and happy. Warm, even. My muscles are relaxing. Next will come a cup of Earl Grey Tea, fragrant with the scent of summer. Mmmm.

Today’s Work-in-Progess: Worldbuilding for the Next Novel. Yes, it’s still untitled. That’s okay, because yesterday I got the names of the 2 protagonists in my story. His name came in a flash, and it was just perfect. Just like the character, who is vivacious, outgoing and fiery. Her name, though, took some tweaking out, which is just like her character–more deliberate, more grounded and earthy.

As I explore their relationship (they were raised as siblings by a third party, although they aren’t related), more nuance came into their characters. They are starting to talk to me, now, to show me things in their own voices. And while they’re very different people, I like them both. I think I’ll like spending time with them. Which is a good thing, considering they’ll be starring in My Next Novel!!

And Another Thing: The Codex Weekend Warrior contest wraps up this weekend. I can’t believe it’s already coming to an end! Between that and the fast-approaching end of this season’s Downton Abbey, I don’t know what I’ll be doing on the weekends!!! Oh, um, yeah. Writing the novel. Yup 😉

Now, I’m off to dream up a whole new world…and I bet, today at least, it’s warm there.

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About M.E. Garber

I'm an itinerant Ohio-born speculative fiction writer now living in north central Florida.
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