Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What's Happening Now?

I can't believe another week's gone by. Time sure does fly when you're having fun! Wait – you are having fun, aren't you?

Well, I hope you've made room for work and play this week, and I trust that you've seen a little more progress with your current writing projects.

'Cause, whether we like it or not, it's that time again – time for our midweek update – a chance for characters to reveal their current whereabouts. In this way, authors can share what's happening within their stories by speaking through their characters' unique voices.

So, let's hear it, characters. It's time to share your joys, your woes, your dreams, or whatever else is on your mind – and hopefully, by revealing where you are in your story, you'll help inspire your authors to keep moving forward with theirs.

Remember, this is for characters only!

27 comments:

Marenya said...

Oh my, we've gone back to the beginning for another restructure of the story.

I'm back to working on Pelwyn's wedding present.

"Marenya had pulled her chair up to the window so that the sunlight fell onto the garment in her lap. Outside, new lambs tottered on spindly legs behind their mothers and the orchards were heavy with blossom, but she was intent upon her needle. She had taken refuge in a little-used workroom on the upper floor where no one could bother her. She had to finish Pelwyn’s wedding gift in time.

It was a traveling cloak for the journey to Tor Aden, made of the softest Glenhym wool and dyed just the right shade of blue."

Faldur said...

I've taken another plunge down the waterfall. Never again. I have had quite enough of that.

"The rock was as slick as it looked. He walked carefully, feeling the cold wetness on the soles of his feet. He went forward until the wall of water was directly in front of him. He stretched out his hand, hoping that it would pass right through.

It did not.

The force of the flow grabbed his arm and thrust it downward. Losing his balance, Faldur fell into the pool and was immediately sucked towards the bottom. It was icy cold, piercing him like needles. He held his breath and focused on finding the surface again, beating with all his strength against the current that pressed on his head and shoulders, forcing him further under. The rope around his waist tightened; Mel was pulling him up. Faldur felt as if he would be torn apart at the middle as the rope caught his ribcage."

Marenya said...

Is that what you have been up to? Whyever would you do something so foolish?

Faldur said...

Because I thought it was a magic. I can't be correct about everything all the time, my dear Marenya. Even I make mistakes occasionally.

Marenya said...

I am speechless.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Me, too. That sounds awful, Faldur. Glad you made it through okay.

Devi Marconi said...

That reminds me of the time Jesse and I went through an underground waterfall. Course, we were teenagers at the time, and lowering ourselves into the cascade on purpose. Ah, youth.

Aidan said...

My dear Marenya... WTF Faldur? I thought you kinda hated her or something.

Marc said...

You're thick as wool, mate. Use your Sight once.

Aidan said...

Huh...? Oh.

I get it.

Kind of.

You know, Faldur, this whole "I live a dangerous life and don't want to saddle the woman I love with it" gig has got to go. You know, just go for it already.

Marc said...

and there we have our little Aidan trying to be a matchmaker.

Aidan said...

Hey! I don't have anything better to do. And my author wrote a tiny chapter with Kaelin naked (sorry Marenya) and that hot chick who, even though Kae wasn't into it, totally would have... Ow, Marc! I wasn't going to say it out loud! anyway, she totally left us there with NOTHING TO DO and Kae feeling...um. Uncomfortable. And mad at me.

Of course in this version he and everyone's dog are mad at me...

Kaelin said...

Because she's writing you more true to your annoying self.

Aidan said...

At least I don't brood like you. Brooder.

Nutmeg Cross said...

I actually thought last week's scene was kinda sexy, Aidan.

Ooh, should I have admitted that?

Candy said...

You are all having exciting times while I am left sitting in this lookout waiting for something to happen. You see my author is working on another novel about a young woman photo journalist and her assignment traveling across the U.S. with a very diverse group of people. I only get Sundays, which have been take over by other happenings the past few weeks. Hopefully I'll have moved my next Wednesday.

Aidan said...

Think how I felt, Nutmeg. Sexy doesn't begin to describe it. But Kaelin's sort of...frigid that way.

Kaelin said...

Frigid? I'll remind you who was in the room with the girl while you were out at some bar getting--

Aidan said...

Finding out Dad was dead, you mean?

Kaelin said...

Getting drunk. As far as her "ideas" which we only have you for verification, well.

Ick.

Marc said...

I think it's bedtime for our wee lads, don't you Jason? They always get snippy when they're short on sleep.

Jason said...

Definitely. Then we can have some quiet time in the house.

Faldur said...

Aidan,

My address to Marenya was intended to be sarcastic.

Damn Internet. Why do people even use this mode of communication? How can one have a proper conversation without seeing the other's face?

Marenya said...

I wouldn't want my dear Faldur to do anything he didn't want to do. Least of all feel "saddled with" me.
I have better fish to fry, as they say.
I do find it quite encouraging that he was mistaken, however. You have no idea how frustrating it is to be around someone who is right about practically everything.

Aidan said...

Faldur, why are you being sarcastic with her when you obviously li-- What?? Damn, I got to go. Marc's shouting about something or another.

See you later.

Faldur said...

(Aidan, you don't understand. She's already lost her father to the Rangers. He left her and her mother nearly penniless. He was my Captain, and his death in a nightstalker attack was brutal.

The last thing in the world I would do is leave a wife and family behind like he did.

Especially not Marenya. Even if I were inclined to marry her.

Which I'm not. Because I'm not marrying anyone.

Now that we understand each other, how about a drink when you are finished with whatever you are doing?)

Aidan said...

Drinks, yeah. I'm there.