clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nosing Around

At left, Lou the foxhound helping me with my re-writes. He's an in-close type of writing consultant. Likes to stick his nose right in my coffee, too.

The blog is static ...not dead yet!

It's been a tough summer for the ink. I've been working a story since late June and am now deep in a third re-write. I'm finishing that effort this week and putting together pages for a buddy to read.

This one goes out.

I hope your summer projects are progressing - even at a summer's pace.

They'll hound you for attention so there's no sense ignoring them. I could use a little fall. The weather has finally broken here and the house is open this morning. Highs in the low 70's.

You earn that sort of weather. You earn it roasting like dinner for a couple months.

Add a drop of water to the ink pot and stir. It comes right back to life, just like your writing.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Lou looks like a huge help!

So glad you're going to ship the summer project out. Sounds like you're in the finishing stages.

I'm working on two different outlines. I find I'm in more of a planning/organizational mood than a strictly creative one, so the outlining will take advantage of that.

Yeah, no 70s here. Maybe at 2 a.m...

jack welling said...

I'm about as ready for fall as a person can get. I need cool mornings before dawn at the desk with ink and coffee (is there really a difference?).

Two outlines! I'm still completely linear if I want to get anything done. I can dream about "project after next" but I have to limit myself to only one outlet or I just slow down too much.

Practice. These are still "my babies" and not yet something I can manage in a consistent fashion.

Another million words to go ...