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Snippet Sunday...or not

Too tired and icky to do a snippet. It is only 8:20, but I'm on my way to bed. The ick is still kicking my tail, as well as the Sprout's but she had the added joy of an earache today.

Maybe I'll have the energy tomorrow.

Tell me about your creative thoughts or deeds this past week to encourage me, if you want. :)


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Nov. 17th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
I had quite a week..... some of which you already know about (and... let's just say it was a lot more intense than I expected. Mostly in a good way.), and also, my sister had her baby on Friday morning after a very long labor. But she is feeling good and the baby is adorable! And I have a niece!!! Ahhh!!!

So my writing came to a screeching halt (after writing 500-1000 words per day for a while...). But I picked it up again today, reread the manuscript, felt the story love, and wrote some 600 words... and now I feel better :)

Here's a snippet from today (I need to have a Spanish speaker check my Google Translate Spanish so I'll write the English here in brackets):


I was sitting in my grandmother’s living room, hunched over the coffee table. I was concentrating so hard on my Spanish grammar worksheet that I didn’t even notice her wheeling into the room on her walker and regarding me, one hand on her hip.

“You work too hard,” she said, startling me. I looked up at her, blinking.

“If you want me to get into the honors program, you’re gonna have to live with me working too hard.”

["One doesn't learn a language by looking at a paper. One learns by speaking. Come, I'll show you how to make couscous."]

“I understand well enough, it’s speaking that’s the problem.”

["What did I just say? Speak Spanish!"]

“I can’t talk to you in Spanish, Grandma. It’s just too weird.”

“Fine, so don’t learn. Come make couscous with me.”

“I’m busy, Grandma.”

“Fine,” she sighed, slowly wheeling herself into the kitchen. “The art will be forever lost to freeze dried instant sand, but at least you will have finished your homework.”

“Oh, don’t pull the Jewish grandmother thing on me!” I moaned, smiling and gathering my papers to follow her into the kitchen. “I’ll watch while I work.”


Nov. 17th, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
I like!
Nov. 18th, 2013 05:31 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)
Nov. 17th, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
I've been writing two days in a row now! Tadaaa. Hopefully, I'll soon have something half-decent for you to beta. :)

And I hope you feel better soon, you've had enough ick the past few years to last you a lifetime!
Nov. 18th, 2013 04:38 am (UTC)
I started a short story--it's the first writing thing I've felt enthusiasm for in quite a bit (there were several projects that I've abandoned).

Feel better soon!
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