This was the strangest book. It started out repetitive but kept my attention, then the pace increased so much I hated having to put the book down. Then…at a major turning point (I won’t say a word) it flipped into repetition again. It was a really good book. I read all 700 odd pages, so … Read moreFinished “Passage” by Connie Willis
Finished! Chapter 3 changed a fair bit in the end. Things were deleted, new things were added and I continued to make Nikki a stronger person all round. The key points for the chapter have all been addressed and it’s time to move on to the next chapter. However, I have another project that I … Read moreRewrite: Chapter 3 completed!
Work continues on chapter 3. My main character is growing a bit of an attitude, which makes for a nice change to her original crying. My main male character is finding Nikki’s presence a pain…and I mean that literally! 😉 So, yes, they have started off on the wrong foot and now Nikki is bugging … Read moreRewrite: Chapter 3 cont.
The thinking of the Ancient Egyptian people was not logical and rational, but image-symbolic. The magical principle applied that all powerful and great things are portrayed in small, apparently invisible things. On this basis, for example, the scarab was a symbol of the rising sun, and the sky could be represented as a cow. Because … Read moreThe Meaning of Colours
After multiply replies to my questions on the judo forum, I went back to that scene in chapter 2 that needed work and made the necessary changes. Already my main character is looking more gutsy! She didn’t escape but she made her presence known. 🙂 I didn’t do any work on chapter 3 tonight. It’s … Read moreRewrite: Back to chapter 2!
During 2004 I organised a project for the members of my message board and we wrote fantasy and science fiction stories with the intent on trying to get them published. There were 24 participants to start with, but by the end of the project we had 11 people still struggling to produce the best story … Read moreAnthology 2004 Update
Now I’m getting into the guts of the story and I find my pace has slowed down. That’s OK, I expected this to happen. I have a way to go before I’ve finished Chapter 3 (and several points yet to cover) but it’s shaping up alright. My character will be asking lots of questions now … Read moreRewrite: Chapter 3
This page – Judo Terms – is part of a link I left a few days ago, but I might want to find this link in a hurry, so I’ll put it here. It might be useful.