Monday, January 31, 2011

Cleaning up our Manuscripts: from the archives--less/fewer; said/read, the 'little things' & throwing out rules for rhythm

Good Monday to you all. Time for another link back to archives for Cleaning up our Manuscripts. Today's a general tidbit archive link: less and fewer, the little things that create beautiful or memorable prose, throwing out the rules for rhythm, whatnot (I just wanted to write "whatnot").

ready for spring
I hiked up to Whale Back Rock - Sweetie and Melissa's secret place  - yesterday, and I made a video. It's a bit shaky and not so good, but maybe that fits, ha! I'm waiting for my other brother to compose music for the background. Soon, I'll also finish the other video my big brother composed music for, for the Graces novels. My brothers are gifted *smiling*

Yesterday on Sunday Morning, they had stuttering kids - made me think of Melissa, how she stuttered, and how Sweetie's magic helped her. It's tough being a kid when you feel different, or when you can't express yourself "like everyone else." We all could use a Sweetie in our lives - even as adults.

Now, you all go have a good day! I'm going for a run, and then I must work on VK III - it's time to stop playing around. Deadlines are not kind to playing around.

PS - I forgot to mention! If you asked for a Review Copy of Sweetie, please email me - my website has an "email me" icon, and maybe on my blog profile.

16 comments:

Gaston Studio said...

Having a Sweetie in our lives would be a wonderful thing... unfortunately, most of us don't have her on a daily basis. Have a good run Kat.

Liza said...

Less and fewer was a good less-on for me. :)

Diane said...

Hoping you get everything done quick and on time too, then sit back and enjoy! Happy week to you!!! :O)

john bord said...

A walk about works real good at cleaning cobwebs off the grey matter, the battery recharges and energy meter jumps back up, ushering forth new creative avenues.

Karen said...

ahh, the dreaded deadlines. But you know, if I didn't have them, I'd probably never get anything done.

Eryl said...

Whatnot is a word to cherish!

michiko said...

You are lucky duck:-) you seems have good weather at your place.
The photos is very nice that I loved blue montains views.
All my blogger friends having a bad weather at Tennessee area...
AND we having HOT weather 40C ...

Hope!you get everything done then you can put up your feet just like on your picture:-)

Tabitha Bird said...

Awesome! Hope you enjoy the run and get everything done that you wanted to.

Hanny said...

I always enjoy your pictures!

Kittie Howard said...

Hope you have a great run...tell Sweetie hi for me.

Carolyn V. said...

Aw! I love the pictures. Hope the run was good.

Kerry said...

omg I can't believe you wrote about "cleaning up." This has been my life-long problem! I mean literally, not just in writing, and I wrote about it a few days ago. I hate cleaning up!

Marguerite said...

Beautiful view! Glad you got a little break in the cold weather. It's 70 degrees here, now, but it's supposed to go down into the 20's, tomorrow morning! Crazy weather! :)

Susan R. Mills said...

Beautiful picture, and yes, I'm sooooooo ready for spring!

rosaria said...

K, I admire your focus and drive. Looking forward to a good read.

Zev said...

The 'ready for spring' photo is beautiful. I haven't been to Maggie Valley since I was in college. I still get homesick for the Appalachians occasionally.

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