Saturday, September 5, 2009

Message in a Bottle

This week seemed to be pretty busy. I didn't write as much as I should have but progress was made. I'm up to 4,138 words, and we had our first meeting of the writing group. Six people showed up and I think it will be fabulous. We even came up with a name, and a possible funny hat, but we did not get to the secret handshake. I think it will be helpful. We have our next meeting set up, and two of us volunteered to provide material to review at the meeting.

The night before, I went to my monthly knitting meeting at the Ewe. Angie got a practical knitting tattoo. I tried to take a picture with my cell phone, but my phone really sucks. Just at the base of her toe, you can see a black line. This line is to tell her that if the sock she's making is at that point when she tries it on, she's to start decreasing for the toe. I thought this was great. I'd probably just use a permanent black marker, but I have that needle thing, so a tattoo is just out.

I am still working on my swirl shawl, I am on the third row and have 38 out of 82 done. I'm closing in on half way finally. I like it, but I think it'll be much better when it's blocked out. Right now it looks kind of blobbish.

I tried to write for a while this morning, but I didn't really get anywhere. Well, I did, but I didn't. I began the story with some material I had from an online writing class I took just before I left Bianco. I've changed the direction and added stuff, in particular, making a side character more of main character and adding a character althogether. So I did their character development sheets this morning. It's a little three page long set of information about the character, both to help me figure out who they are, and to remind me what I've already decided, so I don't say he has blue eyes in one part of the story and brown in another. But I did it for two characters this morning. So no net writing, but good work done today. I have Monday off, so I'm planning to use to write.

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