I just came across a bit in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that made me smile. It is stated that Arthur Weasley’s dearest ambition in life is to “find out how airplanes stay up”. I love this. It’s just a tiny detail about a character, but just makes me like him even more.
On my writing front, I had my writing critique group meeting tonight. I think it went very well. They really liked my Chapter 1 and had some good edit suggestions. For example, one of my writing ticks reared its head a bit. I tend to have characters shrugging and rolling their eyes a lot. I totally would not have seen this in my own work. I’m glad they pointed it out. Anyhow I always come away from these meeting feeling energized about my writing. Tonight is no different.
I also started my entry for that writing contest I mentioned yesterday. It’s gonna totally kick butt I can tell already. Also, I’m not accepting lack of time as an excuse not to enter. The dealine is October 31st. You can certainly write 500 words in over a month. Grr. 🙂
That’s about all from me. I’m just hoping to keep this writing momentum going.
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I have a “rolling the eye problem” too. Well, okay, actually I have an “eye” problem in general. I tend to focus on that part of the body to relay emotion. At least if we are aware of it, we can do something about it, right?
we’ll have to keep reminding each other though susan 🙂
So cool you have a good crit group. I’ve never found one that works for me. My writing peeps are spread far and wide. Thank God for the internet! (rolls eyes and shrugs)
rolls eyes and shrugs) comment of the day!
Good for you! Momentum rocks.
I think we all have the rolling/shrugging problem. I try not to think about it when drafting, then when I edit I look at each time I use either and see if they can do something . . . anything! . . . . else. I wonder what that says about us as? I’m going to look around and see how many people roll their eyes or shrug today. 🙂
I think everybody would have sore eyes and shoulders if they shrugged and rolled their eyes as much as I make them
Glad you are getting some sleep and very keen to read the new story.
Sounds like a cool competition. If I had an ounce of imagination, I might even enter….nah!
Thanks Diane! You have always been a big supporter of mine.
I run a monthly local writers’ group; I love meeting each month and talking writing. I love getting feedback on my work from people I trust and whose comments I respect.
PS I never could understand how planes stayed up in the sky – all that heavy metal just sort of hanging there – until I had a flying lesson and the miracle was explained to me in layman’s terms! Now I’ve got it!!
Cool you had a flying lesson Akasha!
I have a total tag problem. I use the same thing over and over again. My characters sigh way too much.
I do sighing way too much too. *sigh*
Good luck wtih that contest! And yay for the good feedback!! xo
Thanks Lily 🙂