Tag Archives: The Help

Just Me, Reading And Writing

16 May
Following the plot points toward a finished novel. There's still a long way to go yet, but it'll get there. :)

Following the plot points toward a finished novel. There’s still a long way to go yet, but it’ll get there. 🙂

I spent an entire hour in front of the computer for two days now, working on my book I Killed Them, Mama. Out of all that writing I am happy with a single page. One page! *grrr*  I will keep plugging away, but that was disappointing.

On this same note, as an incentive for more likes on my Facebook page I have decided (a while ago) to post a new excerpt there when we have reached 100 likes. So far it has not made much of a difference in things, but we will see what happens.

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In other news on that book, I was reminded of the existence of that pretty flower called Digitalis. This could be the poison she uses to put her Father-in-Law out of his misery…maybe a mix of that and antifreeze? Or perhaps using Vitamin A overdose to get him to the doctor for a checkup, the digitalis to make his heart/blood pressure a little funky, then a good dose of antifreeze the day before his cardiogram?

Just thinking out loud here.  More research is definitely needed.

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After several days of pointedly setting aside half an our to read it I have reached the 407th page of The Help (out of 522 pages).  It has picked up. I am now rather invested in what happens to Minny, and curious whether Hilly gets what seems to be coming to her. This could get interesting… 🙂

Did Someone Say Something?

28 Mar

Question Marks 1 - Cropped

Yes, they said it wouldn’t be easy.

And it’s not.

Self-publishing is not the easy way out. That is, when you’re doing it right.

The easy way would be for me to just slap together the remaining details for My Ignored Hamper, not worrying about what’s not quite right, and just get it up for sale.

That’s not me, though.

I’m a detail person. Don’t get me wrong, I love the big picture, the coming up with the ideas, throwing concepts around, and all the creativity of the beginning stages of things. But, if I’m going to take the time to look at the details, spend energy on double-checking for errors, I’m going to do it right.

That’s what I’m doing now. Well, not right now. Right now I’m doing almost nothing because doing too much irritates this dang flu and then I just end up sleeping for the rest of the day. As soon as this dratted illness has run it’s course I will be back to reading fine print, squinting at photos, and dashing around the house looking for a likely person to ask “Does this look right to you?”

Until then I will be puttering around the house eating whatever looks good, forcing myself to read the rest of The Help, cruising Facebook, and killing time on Twitter; going nuts.

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