My Nano ML’s journey has begun, kind of

September 13, 2012

I went to meet some writer friends and fellow Wrimo-ers at a new coffee shop this evening, scouting it out as a possible Nanowrimo venue. One of the friends is a many-times Hamilton ML, and I’m joining her as Nanowrimo Co-ML for the first time ever. We decided that the place, the Mulberry cafe, would be a pretty good place for a Kick-off party, because we can reserve their gallery room, but maybe not so good for a write-in as the only tables with outlets are also closest to the loud music.

I’m very excited about being a Nanowrimo ML for the first time, but also a bit nervous about the responsibility, and of having to keep up with my friend. I’ve been ML for Script Frenzy before, but that was always fairly small and low-key. I’m going to need to up my game for November. It should be a fun challenge.

I also got two short scenes finished for Block Revision, and Elizabeth Twist got a page and a bit scribbled in with her pen. (My Co-ML brought a netbook, but wasn’t able to get any writing done, blaming the music.)

So it was a great evening.

Six Sentence Sunday: New opening to “The Lesson”

October 2, 2011

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday again. This mini excerpt is from a new opening scene that I wrote for a contemporary fantasy, “The Lesson.”

I took a deep breath before walking into the stuffy little occult shop on James street north. I’d never been in a place like this before, and wouldn’t have come this time if I didn’t need to buy a roommate her birthday present. Kay’s big on tarot and crystals and all that ‘woo’ stuff, so I thought that I could get her a book on how to do her own horoscopes or something like that. As I went up to the desk, the old lady nodded. “Greetings, apprentice. What can I do for you today?”

“I’m looking for a horoscope book for a friend…” I started, and then couldn’t continue. “Sorry, what did you call me? Is that just a joke label that you use on all the new fish, or…”

What do you think, does that hook your interest? And don’t quibble with me about the number of sentences!

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