Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Two Sentence Tuesday -- The WIP Stopped Fighting

My current WIP was fighting every edit I offered it until the other day when something magical happened. It stopped fighting and started accepting. Mostly what happened is I've hit a section of the WIP that doesn't require as much work as the first few chapters.
This makes me happy. I needed a break. I was going through more chocolate than usual and stocks were reaching the critical refill mark.
Here's a sample:
" 'I understand,' " Shallal said. She was hand-feeding an old, horned hog. It grunted with contentment and licked her hands up to her wrists."
Reading got shuffled aside for most of the last week. The reason falls in equal measure of editing and letting Wally Lamb's I Know This Much Is True seep into my poor, overtaxed mind. It's a lot to digest.
It was Sunday before I felt ready to read anything again.
I've started The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs (Ace, 2001) and was taken into the story right away. It's good to get away.
Here are two lines:
"My face hurt suddenly, and I saw Kith, his upright hand a few inches from my face. But the screams in my head continued unabated."
Thanks for being here. I really appreciate the attention.
Two Sentence Tuesday exists because of the Women of Mystery.


the Bag Lady said...

Feeding old, horned hogs can be dangerous business - glad to hear Shallal has it down pat!

Leah J. Utas said...

I'd think twice about doing it.

Dawn said...

Yours made me incredibly curious to read what you're working on!

And you're right about he weather being good for writing.
Inspirational too:)

Ron Scheer said...

It's always good to drop by here and see what you've been thinking and appreciating. Helps now with the seasonal depression setting in.

Leah J. Utas said...

I'm tickled over your interest, Dawn.
I'm blowing up the disputed ancient continent of Mu due to a math error during geoforming.

Ron sorry to hear about the SAD. I'm glad I can perk you up.

Laura K. Curtis said...

Restock the chocolate! Restock the chocolate!

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent advice, Laura.

Reb said...

...licked her hands up to her wrists.

Um, ewww! Great lines Cousin!

Leah J. Utas said...

Why, Reb, thanks.

messymimi said...

Love an animal that is thankful for its supper that way. Unlike the kittens, who often claw the hand that feeds them, to pull the bottle closer!

Clare2e said...

More about ancient errors of Mu!!!!

Leah J. Utas said...

It's a good think kittens are cute, Messymimi. I'm okay with their clawing.

Clare, I'm working on it.