It’s all done, and somehow it’s nice to finish a story. As for the end product, I’ll probably gift it to someone for their birthday or something. How interesting and fun would it be to have a whole room of letters and packages all written together in a grand story! Sort of like playing Escape Room, but having a Story Room instead. Maybe someday. Happy Reading!
Maybe it’s all the rain we had today, or the fact that I saw a–double rainbow!!–but I am feeling like writing a poem, only I haven’t written a poem in years. A bulb is out in my favorite lamp that I got from a dear friend and the shadows it casts on the ceiling are perfect for writing a poem, probably what should an epic one, but I can’t seem to find the right words.
Galaxies, creation, the dance of the stars, the dance of romance. It’s all in there. Casablanca and great old movies are in there, as well as The Great Gatsby, Orson Welles, and drops of Jupiter. I am writing a non-poem, poem here. Darkness and light. Dripping candles. Greek columns of tragedy, and just the sense of a world apart from our present one. What stories lie in shadows on the wall! I could stare at it forever and never figure out the tale, because the tale is in my heart tucked away somewhere for safekeeping.
Last notecard for “The Stolen Necklace” tomorrow. I’m sad to see the story end. The desire was very strong to just end it with one word from Lord Dovecoat, and I could have, but I thought it best to end how it began, with Lady Tolliver. She is a bit silly, but really not a bad sort after all.
#8. From Charlotte to her friend Juniper. And I do see that Charlotte made a mistake on the envelope. Ok, it’s not really fair to blame the author’s mistake on her characters, but it’s so easy and they don’t care. 🙂
Only got one card done today. Three to go! I get shadows in the pictures sometimes when taking them. Not sure how to remedy, as I am definitely not a photographer, but it’s likely due to the overhead lighting. Oh well.
Well, I’m finally done proofreading my manuscript and starting in on corrections and then layout this week. If all goes well, Trolls for Dust 2 will soon be on sale, hopefully by August 1!! And I may soon have a cover image and a theme song to share!
With all that craziness going on, I’m putting other writing projects on hold, including this blog, so I won’t likely be posting much until the book is out. The Stolen Necklace notecard story has about 4 cards left to go, and it’ll be interesting to see how it all turns out. As for Korean dramas, I likely won’t have any review out, but I’m really lovin’ Yoon Sang Hyun these days. He’s been in a lot of major projects, considering that he went into acting in his 30s. He often plays the second lead and very flawed men, but he’s great at it, and isn’t too shabby when he’s the star, either. Catch him in Shopping King Louie and Ms. Perfect on Viki or Dramafever, and as a detective hunting down a serial killer in Gap-Dong, showing on Netflix. Yoon’s one of those actors who really brings out the best in his fellow cast members, so watch for that.
Fortified with kimchi rice and watermelon for dessert, I am ready to get to work. Fighting!
Notecard #5 is finally done. I feel like Minnesota’s been dumped into the tropics with all of this heat and humidity, but I should complain. Still better than winter. Trolls for Dust 2 is finally ready for proofreading and I shall get out my red pen and mark away all of those awful typos and misspellings! –P. Beldona
So far I haven’t chosen to make any replies to the first couple of notecards, but I want to do that in the future, and the next card, I think, will be a response from Charlotte’s friend, Juniper. We also have yet to hear from Dorian Tolliver or Lord Dovecoat and could do with more from Aunt Amelia. The last note, I want to be short and either a surprise or something poetic and sweet. Seven more cards to go, though, so we’ll see. I like Rose a lot, but she and her brother seem like they would always be getting into trouble. The hard part is going to be making it a complete story. Stories are extremely easy to start, but ending them well, and especially short stories… uff da. Well, it’s good practice.