Looks like a perfect writing spot, doesn’t it? I have a thing for weepy trees. In fact, one of my completed manuscripts has a scene where a stalker hides in a pond, hidden by the long, frothy strands of a weeping willow. I loved that scene because it showed his utter determination and coldness. I should post it… I do have plans to eventually rework that book and get it out.
Anyway, that one was set in the Texas panhandle and I had a contest judge tell me that weeping willows didn’t grow there. I had actually researched that fact to make sure. I went on to win that contest, tho. 🙂
In current writing news-no new writing this week. I started that big project and it’s turned out to be a lot more work than I expected. I’m taking digital photos of land documents and though I’m taking about a thousand images a day, I’ve barely made a dent. It’s simple yet difficult in that your back aches after a few hours and then your tired hands start to shake. I can’t put in the hours I’d hoped to and with some family issues that cropped up, I’ve been pretty busy at night as well.
So, to cheer myself up, I let my sister read DOTT–the manuscript currently making agent rounds. She’s been begging for months. She started it, but already she’s emailed to tell me about parts she loves. Characters she loves.
My critique partner has confessed a love for the same character, in fact. I seem to have a knack for creating great secondary characters. heh heh This isn’t new. I’ve consistently done this in every manuscript. In fact, it was in one of my past manuscripts that my critique group liked the secondary character better than the hero. Ouch. <g>
When I asked my sister what she thought of my main character, she said she’s a a great urban fantasy heroine. Mysterious and strong and interesting. Hmmm…. I think this is a compliment. The sister doesn’t like really strong heroines so we’ll see if she still likes her after some major butt kicking later in the book. <g>