I am so sorry I haven’t been writing. As of late, I have felt the icky symptoms of pancreatitis. I’ve not written at all. I’ve just clutched my stomach.
However, I have been watching and listening. This past week I’ve heard and seen things I know would go great in a novel. That would make a great incident. A great scene. An important move or change in a novel. A snippet of dialog. Something funny. Something sad.
This week I’d like to challenge you to listen for, and write down, anything that seems interesting to you. Keep a notebook or 3 X 5 cards nearby. Your goal is to come up with 100 news items. Bit of dialog, plot points, funny incidents, anything that might go into a book exactly as you write them down or with appropriate twists so you can add them in your current novel. I am NOT suggesting all 100 things are to go in your current WIP. Instead, I’m suggesting you collect things that can be used later on.
Also, Ann Dee and I will come up with a place and time for our potluck dinner.
Also also–PLEASE keep Lynne Snyder in your prayers. She’s very ill.