I love the intricacy of nature. Scorpion fish get a bum rap. Some divers think they are dangerous, like the stone fish in Australia, and others think they are too ugly to live. I think they are wonderful. So clever to hide in plain site. So still and silent. As a photographer I am entranced. In the deep they are mottled gray-green-blue. When my flash goes off and my picture is displayed all the hues are revealed.
How much like writing is that, I think. Only after staid and ordinary words are put together do the vibrant colors of the story come out.
At 4:30 am it is 78 degrees.
Coffee is on and all's right with the world.
Book 2 edits are coming along nicely. My characters, after a noisy start, have settled down to their jobs.
It has been several months since I have taken a good hard look at this novel and I find myself going, "Wow, I wrote THAT? Hmmmm that's pretty good..."
Editorial distance is crucial.
My friend / beta reader Peggy will be the next to peruse it. She's valuable because she has two very important attributes - she's my friend AND she is honest with me.
COMMENT ON THIS BLOG PEGGY! I KNOW YOU'RE READING...I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE! COME ON!
I love blog comments.
Some people love the horse part, others like the underwater photography part, and still others are into the Hawaii part.
All the things that are a part of who I am.
A true renaissance woman...