Well, I’ve learned a valuable lesson from Monday’s post: NO MORE SPIDERS! I can talk about them (I think), but pictures are right out. It’s funny how certain animals affect us. Birds? Mostly people are okay with them. Dogs? Cats? Obvious family pets. Turtles? I don’t think I’ve met anyone yet who hates turtles. Frogs, now we’re getting into squeamish territory. Snakes and spiders? Now we’re into run-from-the-room territory. Lesson learned, no more spiders.
Anyway, my friend and Finding Claire Fletcher author Lisa L. Regan tagged me in this LOOK Meme that’s been going around, thus saving me from having to write something else today. The idea is to find the first use of the word ‘look’ in your WiP and share it, along with a bit of the surrounding paragraphs. So, I’ve delved into Barton’s Women and found the first use of it on page 3, word number 760, according to Word’s handy-dandy counting device. The brief scene setting: Kevin Barton interrupts his 16-year old daughter, Kelly, and her friend, Dina, while they’re watching The Little Mermaid, to say goodnight. I’ll caveat this: I haven’t actually read any of this since mid-October, and I’m already finding things I’d like to change. I suppose it could be #1 on every bestseller list and I’ll still be saying that. Oh, well.
Whatever Kelly said was lost under the sea.
Well, there you have it. Definitely feels rougher than I thought when I sent it out on a test drive. And somehow not surprising that I use the word twice in a short span.
Now it’s tag time. I’m pretty sure those I’m hitting up have not already done this; if I’m wrong, forgive me. And, of course, if you choose not to participate, that’s fine, too. I can be kind of funny about sharing things when they don’t feel ‘ready’. Who’s it going to be? Let’s try….
One of my newest followers, Richard P. Hughes, at Writing and Living
And the Golden Eagle, from The Eagle’s Aerial Perspective, who kicked NaNoWriMo’s butt like nobody’s business.
Speaking of NaNo, where did November go? I think this may have been the fastest-moving month of the year so far. I could stand to have things slow down a little bit. I hope you’ve all had a good month, whether you NaNo’d or not. Thanks, as always, for stopping by and have a great weekend.