I have only about 3,600 words of my manuscript left to rewrite, so that’s been my primary focus this week. Consequently, I’ve barely left the house—if you don’t count walking the dogs, taking the kids to-and-from school, meeting writerly friends for coffee, going to the Booklength Project Group, and buying my husband a birthday gift—and haven’t had time to get out with my camera.
On the upside, for the past couple of weeks I’ve been posting daily photos on my Facebook page (please ‘Like’ my page if you want to be kept up-to-date), so I’ve been delving into my archives and rediscovering old photos. I found the photo below, which I took a year ago. It’s of the frangipani tree in our front garden, taken in the twilight with the moon in the background.
Monique has also found scarce time for photography this week and has dipped into the archives. After a coffee date with one of her sons, who is going through a hard time at the moment, she was reminded of a day when he was really happy and at peace.
He sat with this kangaroo at a nature park for more than an hour, the two of them just chilling together, and it was beautiful to see.
What a peaceful shot!
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Peaceful indeed. Beautiful moments.
Thank you, Teena. The photos haven’t had a priority lately, but the book is nearly there! x
Two lovely photos, Louise – both very calm but quite different themes. Hope the book editing is going well!
Thank you, Helen. Book rewrite is complete! I’ve just sent it to my writing group, so I’m waiting for them to read and give me suggestions. I’m about to rewrite the synopsis–what fun! Not ????
Yay! On completing the rewrite, so pleased for you and very happy to beta read if you need 🙂
Boo! to writing the synopsis though – those are no fun at all to write. Good luck and hope you get a break to have some chocolate.
I start by summarising each chapter and then summarise that and keep summarising until I can fit it all on one page! It’s already been a helpful exercise as I can see a few gaps in the last part of the story. x
PS. And I made time for chocolate!
That’s a good way to do it. I find it completely laborious – the only thing worse is writing the ‘author profile’, an exercise in cringing if ever there was one 🙂
And I’m glad to hear you had chocolate – I’ve been indulging a bit too!
Writing a synopsis isn’t my favourite part of the writing process, that’s for sure, but it has to be done. And I don’t enjoy writing author profiles either!
I’ve not only indulged in chocolate, but champagne, too! x
Ooh, lucky you! I haven’t got there yet but I can sense I might as the day progresses 🙂
As always, amazing photography, and you are so close to the finish line – I feel excited!
Finish line has been crossed, except for a few things to fix. But I’m so relieved! Thanks for your support! xx
Pleasure! I can’t wait to read your novel! xx
Thank you! 🙂 I just hope someone wants to publish it! I couldn’t do self-publishing, so I’ve decided that if a publisher doesn’t want it, I’ll call it my apprenticeship and start Project #2, which I already can’t wait to start … Thanks again. 🙂
So, what’ Project #2?! I shouldn’t ask, should I? Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s amazing 😀 And fingers crossed for your novel to find the right home.xx
I’m leaning towards non-fiction with Project #2 at the moment, but I won’t say any more, just in case I don’t pursue it. I have a fictional story that I’ve been thinking about for over a year and have made notes on, but the non-fictional idea is appealing to me more and more. I’ll definitely let you know if it finds traction!
Sounds great, Louise! Whatever it is I can’t wait for it to come through.