Archive for the ‘Vivra’s WRITING’ Category

And they really are wanderings–I haven’t got an idea in my head about what to write. My mind is buzzing with ideas for my “new” Work-in-Progress, however. I have changed my characters to reflect a more adult form of interaction between them and my protagonist.   I had generated a cast of characters for the YA version, and  there are at least three of them that I really like, but don’t know if they will fit in my new version. Now, I don’t know whether to adjust the story to make a place for them, or whether to put them in the “future possibility” file drawer! In the YA version, they worked, but in the adult story there really isn’t a prominent place for them.

What does one do with wonderful characters? Make a new story for them–or modify them to fit the current story? Or simply modify the story to fit them?

Speaking of stories, I am tickled that I will have two of my writings in the East Texas Writer’s Association Anthology, “‘TIS THE SEASON”, which will be on sale later this year. One is a story that is quite a departure for me–a romance; believe it or not, the story is based, albeit loosely, on an actual happening. The other work is an article that came about as a result of mine and The Husband’s favorite (one of them) activities–fishing.

I did have a Pet Peeve I was going to write about–but I forgot what it was! I wrote it down, now I can’t find where I wrote it. You know, since I carry the telephone and a cell phone around with me from room to room, I wish one of them had a mini-tape recorder attached so I could speak a word or two and record for my memory’s sake!  Please don’t tell me that my cell phone would probably have some way of doing that–I have a hard enough time using it to send a text message!

Okay–new Pet Peeve–growing old!

See?  I said this would be real snake-like wanderings.  And I think this is enough for today.

Keep Calm and Carry On


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Yeay–made a start on the new RAVENWOOD (the Not-the-Young-Adult version.)  It is definitely flowing better already.  I am treating my earlier work as a draft, so quite a few of the scenes are the same, but don’t feel to be as “forced”.  I am trying to keep an element of humor in it.  More about it as the work progresses.

Now, Pet Peeves.  I’m eating in a resturant, the waitperson comes by the table often–too often, to ask “Is everything all right?”  Next time, less than ten minutes later, “Is everything tasting good?”  Another five minutes, “Can I get you anything more?”  Then, “Can I take your plate?” or “More tea?”  Grrrr.  and it seems that every time the WP asks a question, my mouth is full.

I wish restaurants would do as a very good Mexican place in Phoenix used to do–there were little flags on the tables, to be raised if the diner wanted to order something, or ask the waitperson a question.  It worked splendidly.  No interruptions while chewing.

Short blog post today.

Keep Calm and Carry On

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This section will have information on my Work-in-Progress, THE RAVENWOOD PORTAL.  I’ m still trying to get the hang of posting to “Categories”–so please come back–I hope to  have more here very soon.

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