What a Week


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 12-09-2017

I’m trying to get work done on the story for The Surrey International Writers Conference writing contest, and not having much success. Two hours at the dentist for a deep cleaning didn’t help.

On the ceiling overhead were two posters. One was of golden leaves on a wonderful green background. A saying about leaves, magic and butterfly wings got my imagination going. One thing I am having difficulty writing  within my story, is how to show the tiny size of my protagonist. Looking at the leaves, I realized she could hide under one of these. But where, in the story, would I put it, if I were to show this?

It could go at the beginning, but how would it fit in? One way would be to start all over with the story. I’m not sure that I’m ready to do that. Then what else? In the middle or where the second deluge overtakes her. This is one big challenge after another.

There is less that 10 days to complete each of these challenges. I need to have a good solid draft to take to my writers’ group on Sunday. That doesn’t leave much time.

Add to that a root canal scheduled for tomorrow and I definitely have a difficult journey ahead. If there are no challenges, there is no excitement.

Keep the coffee flowing.

Respectfully submitted,


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