Good Monday morning gentle readers. I've decided that something needs to be done about the state of affairs of my lawn. I've decided I hate cutting my grass. I've also decided that weed wacking is a 'boy' chore, like taking out the garbage. Sorry for those of you I've offended but it's true. I do it because I have to and by gum if I ever get rich enough I will be hiring a man to take over the task.
Now I'd like to introduce you to all the new 'friends' I've made over the last few weeks. Welcome and Thank You for taking the time out of your busy blogging lives to follow me in my little sphere of craziness here -- Suzy, Tahereh, Anne, Les, Christine, Julie, Vatche, Becky, Suzi, (another) Christine, Hawk, Nicole, Justine, Emma, Mac, Kim, Kathie, Cruella, Patricia and Melanie. I always have a pot of coffee on and something to eat in the dining room. The pool is open but suits are required.
Guinevere at This is not my Day Job issued a summer writing challenge a few weeks ago, kind of like a NaNo but not. We're trying to see just how much we can get done on our current W'sIP over the summer, until Labor Day. If you'd like to try it, go on over and join up.
Last week I went through a terrible time, a writers bane. I'm not blocked, I'm not stuck, I just didn't have it in me. It's so hot here in the Piedmont and we can't use our a/c, Monster Baby has sinus problems and somehow has the tendency to get an infection if she's in a/c any longer than the time it takes to go grocery shopping.
So it's hot, and I'm miserable and just didn't have it in me to write. But I forced myself. I had an inspiration while weed wacking (so I guess it's good for something) and I wrote 3500 words between Saturday night and Sunday morning. I did two more scenes with Pete and Genna, one with Robby (her cousin for those of you who are following) and Genna had sex with Tony.
Yes, you heard me. Genna had sex with Tony.
I've been reading all kinds of writing books because I haven't been able to write and I needed to amp up Genna's response to Tony. She was ambivalent about her feelings, or rather, I was amibivalent about her feelings so I decided she needed some more angst. I thought I would be able to put the scene in the first week when Genna came home. Then I thought I could put it in the second week before she meets Pete. I now know I need to write a few more scenes to fill in some gaps because the sex just isn't going to fit where I put it or want to put it. And I definitely know the sex has got to stay. I sorta' kinda' think I know what I can do but the whole first act would have to be semi-rewritten.
So that's where I am with that. I have another idea ruminating for a fight scene between Tony and Pete (hey, wouldn't that be something) but I'm not sure. I guess I should go finish the weed wacking and see what I can come up with.
And what did you do over the weekend?