(Finish the title by providing a twist on an old cliche in the comments section.)
It’s been a busy week – laying a carpet in the basement then moving the kids’ computer and playstation, gamecube, Xbox, etc down there, so I’m not bothered when they play Guitar Hero at all times of day and night; finishing up Mary Buckham’s Power Pacing course; starting Margie Lawson’s Deep EDITS course – which looks like it’s going to take some major attention.
Margie’s course is great, I’m learning a lot – sometimes it’s not that she’s teaching something new but providing a name for a technique I’ve used instinctually. Like Anaphora, and Anadiplosis. I’ve used ’em before, just didn’t realize they had a name. And now I can justify my writing to any critiquers who object. Now I just have to master the rest of her rhetorical devices and figure out how and when and if to use them. Ha! There’s one right there! (She’s right about the ‘New Toy Phenomenon.’ I do see it creeping in …)
And while trying to accomplish all this, I’ve been trying to write forward on a new short. Got over 2,000 words today at least. Of course I’m behind on some of Margie’s homework. Thank goodness she leaves a few days between assignments.
Strange thing is that I’ve discovered that for this story – a contemporary … fantasy? paranormal? my voice has completely changed. It’s totally different from my usual writing. But I’m loving it!