When sun turtles went evil and I outlined my second WIP!
Hello my dearest reading, writing and blogging beasts!
Another Springgedon update…
Today’s is Butterfly’s First Communion!
And after that we are heading to Cape Codder Resort & Spa, for two days! Whohoooo! We all need this mini vacation SO BADLY!
We hope the promise “with so much right here… you may never want to leave!” is delivered 🙂 and to have great #wanderlust tales and pics to share when we come back! 🙂
And.. Remember the turtle from our little pond? So I have an update… Grasshopper made “turtle hunting” his new hobby. He didn’t stop until he finally captured one.
And this scene unfolded shortly after…
My Spawns: Look mom! The turtle is opening its mouth! It must be hungry. We are gonna feed it
Moi: Don’t try to feed the turtle! It’s gonna bite u!
My Spawns: Mom, this is not a snapping turtle! It’s a sun turtle 🐢 sun turtles don’t bite!
A few seconds later…
I posted these pics on our family Facebook account and, of course, everyone freaked out and googled all the possible dangers of a sun turtle’s bite! There is plenty to worry when you google it, from bacterial infectious to tetanus, so we called her pediatrician who said that what we had done [clean and disinfect the wound, use antibacterial ointment, band-aid it, etc] was enough and just to keep an eye on it. She is fine BUT… The take away, though…
I OUTLINED ANOTHER BOOK!
Ok. I know it’s crazy to start a new WIP when I haven’t finish my first one, but… I couldn’t help it. Inspiration struck, or more like smacked me hard in the face, while Productively Procrastinating [AKA Pinteresting] last week and I outlined the first book of a new trilogy! It have about 5K words of a totally bewitching outlining and I’m hopelessly in love with it. 🙂
I have tenderly cradled my first WIP, “Daughters of the Desert”, for about three years now and I never thought I could love another creature that much. But I guess this is just like parenting. You can indeed love more than one creature! So I’m thrilled that I can have as many darling WIPs as I want! I’m very hopeful that, like same way that parenting Butterfly is always easier than Grasshopper [because is the second time around], this new WIP will be much easier to write!.
I DO FEEL I’m a less of an inexperienced writer now 🙂
The fact that I resisted the temptation of pantsing the scenes that came to my mind and I outlined I instead, says a lot about how much I learned in these three years of Writing and Blogging. 🙂
I also totally productively procrastinated once more last week!
Since I can’t read, I binge watched Games of Thrones [just in case you are a clueless creature like me, Games of Thrones is only the absolute BEST TV Show in the history of EVER!], and I’m drafting a couple of posts about everything I have learned about storytelling and characterization watching it. I hope we can talk about it soon! 🙂
In the meantime… If you haven’t watched this series… S1 through S6 are available in HBO. Here S1 trailer… Enjoy!
Just in case you haven’t noticed… I love Teens & YA Books! BUT, YA first person POV is not my favorite! Spending over 350 pages totally immersed in high school cliques drama is SO NOT my favorite hobby, even if they are beautifully diverse books as Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before are.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is SO GOOD too! But 40% in and STILL nothing really has happened. It’s all about world-building and characterization and I need a strong plot to keep me interested when I’m in a reading slump.
BUT I will all three books another try when I’m reading beast again, which will probably be in the summer.
I’m still trying to read, though! So this week…
Get It Together, Delilah! and Definitions of Indefinable Things are two pending ARCs that I hope I can read! Definitions of Indefinable Things is a YA Book about depression, and you probably know how much I love books about Mental Health BUT… again! YA first person POV! And the MC is VERY VERY sarcastic, pessimistic and snarky [which are common traits among depressed people] and I’m not sure how much of that I can take!
Unfortunately And The Trees Crept In looks like it will be another DNF. 🙁
I’m #Blogging too!
I had a few reviews drafted but I didn’t have the time to schedule them so I only posted one review last week. If you haven’t yet, you gotta check my reviews of Winter the perfect end to an AH-MAZING Fantasy/Sci-fi series [The Lunar Chronicles]
What about you? How was your week?
How did you Productively Procrastinated??
What did you watch? What did you write?
What did you read? What are you reading next?
TELL ME EVERYTHING!
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