Sunday, May 3, 2015

Using Lightning as Book Ends

I missed the midweek check- in, but I don't really feel guilty. I was about to work on the post and when I had a flash of inspiration for the backstory of one of the characters in The Most Magical Place, the very same character that I'm attached to and is slated to die. At least she lived a good life. Hmm, guess I need to write her eulogy as well. Oh and for my own curiosity I need to research shipping a deceased loved one from the US to the UK, fun times. I just want to make sure it isn't a giant problem that could cause a new plot bunny in the story. The odd things you Google when your plotting a novel. What are some of the weirdest things you've researched while planning or writing a story?

ROW80 Rundown:

1. Write at least 500 words per day on plotting or blogging.
Monday: 429 on Hiveword.
Tuesday: Nothing and lots of it. Too much running around and then I passed out before midnight.
Wednesday: 1683 on backstory in Hiveword.
Thursday: 631 entering details of locations on Hiveword.
Friday: 485 still working on locations.
Saturday: 813 entering and describing items. There are a surprising amount of significant items, but it's a fantasy novel and they seem to have a plethora of them.
Sunday: 508 on this post.

2. Check out at least 3 A to Z posts per day.
A to Z has ended. I really enjoyed the part I was able to participate in and plan to do it again next year. Hopefully I'll make it to the end next time around.

3. Check out at least 5 posts from each new ROW80 linky before the next one comes out.
That goal came and went without me hopping around to visit you guys. I hope you're all doing well.

4. Use Twitter at least once per day.
This is hit or miss, but I'm still planning to  persue it in my day.

5. Post on my author Facebook page at least 2 times per week.
I didn't make the check-in so didn't bother to post on the Facebook either. I am feeling kinda worn out this week.

6. Read 5 books in round 2.
Still plugging along in my book. I also started reading Harry Potter to my 7yo son. He can read, but Harry is a bit above his reading level and he really wanted to consume it again. This is the first time I'm reading it to him. We usually listen to it on audio book as a family. I don't know if he's ever sat through the whole thing before. He did well, but started to get fidgety about 2/3 into the chapter. With my daughter we would read for 5 hours straight, but he needs more activity.

Photos by Pixabay.


  1. Sounds like you've had an amazing week for creation! I love when that happens, and I tend to disappear from the social media scene at times like that, too!

    May the creative vibe keep surging forth! =D

  2. I think being busy and having so much to do is a blessing and a curse. A curse for goals, but a blessing for ourselves. I think all that other stuff definitely fills the writer well and is good for spirit. Like chocolate! :)

    I think you got to the important goal stuff despite it all. My son (13) is currently reading Harry himself. He's currently going a bit slow at the moment because school year. I think he'll finish the series during summer, though.

    I hope this week goes how you want it to! Keep up the hard work! :)

    1. I love it when the story is talking to me and I am not having to beat it around the head to get the words out.

  3. Sounds like you are a busy woman! Hope you'll have time for an #IWSG post today! I LOVE HP and so did my daughter. My son has yet to read them. Lisa, co-host #IWSG, @