FOR WIPpet WEDS: Thanks to the encouragement of Kate Schwengel, participants post a snippet of their work in progress, somehow related to the date. For me, February 11 = 2 + 1 + 1 = 4 paragraphs from Rivers of Stone. Here, French-Canadian voyageurs prepare to travel in canoes for the long trek from Hudson's Bay to Fort Vancouver. It's late August, 1842.
Murray’s pen paused. “When are you leaving?”
“We’d leave tonight if we could.” Fronteneau paced in front of the counter as if he couldn’t bear being inside. “By God, I don’t want us caught out when the cold comes. ‘Twill be bad eno’ as it is, so late my men will drop like wasps at the first frost.”
“I’m telling Hargrave yer leaving in the morning. Can you do it?”
“Aye, and don’t tell him different.” Fronteneau left, slamming the heavy door of the Trading Post behind him.Now for ROW80's mid-week check-in (with hopes Cait Nolan will soon recover from the flu):
1. WRITING/READING. Still revising away a minimum of an hour a day on Rivers of Stone, now up to Chapter 14. Elizabeth Lyon's Manuscript Makeover is a very useful resource. I'm tightening the writing and adding (gently) more sense-based imagery. I'm reading Ken Follett's Fall of Giants and appreciating again the tension created by plot-driven writing. By SUNDAY: Complete 3 more chapters of ROS, 3 more chapters in Lyon.
2. COMMUNITY. Completed two reviews (one for NOVELS-L and another for a my F2F group back home). Keeping current with ROW80 reading, By SUNDAY: Finish one chapter review and begin reading novel by indie writer. Read one writing craft mag.
3. MARKETING. Finally! Began drafting 2015 marketing plan with due dates by month. Researching sites for guest blogs and ads.
Just as the sun ended the day, I saw a pelican drop into the sea with a splash. I wasn't close enough to see if he caught his fish, but it was enough. May your writing go well!
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|Brown Pelican (by NixBC on Flickr)|