Since November, I’ve been writing a serial novel for a blog, The OtherLand Chronicles, which I’ve written about here several times. After two months, I have some observations.
I began on November 1, for NaNoWriMo, a lark. Or so I thought. The truth is, this story has been rattling around in my head for [...]
This morning, I’m sitting at Bongo Billy’s coffee shop in Buena Vista, looking straight at Mt Princeton, which is one of the most gorgeous 14ers in a state packed with them. I’ve just posted the pages I wrote early this morning in my cabin overlooking Cottonwood Creek. Had to come to town to get [...]
I am quite pleased to be keeping up, posting almost every day (have had to take two days off, and I suspect there will be another this week). More, I am having a blast discovering this world and story. Who knew there was a magic cello?
He passed the cello over to me, and [...]
The OtherLand Chronicles experiment continues, posting a new scene (almost) every day as a sort of NaNoWriMo exercise. I say sort of because you are technically supposed to just blast through and not edit and there are likely other rules I don’t know about, but this is my gig and I’m playing it my [...]
NaNo continues, in public, at The OtherLand Chronicles blog. In today’s episode, our fair heroine is a bit bratty and sneaks out against her mother’s orders:
Then I was free, running down the sidewalk to get out of the park as fast as I could. One of the streetlights were out and a chill [...]
The OtherLand Chronicles, Day 3
“Butterflies swirled through my belly, but I shrugged out of my jacket and sat down. Natalie gave me the cello, a measuring expression on her face, but just then, I couldn’t even think about anything but the music. I adjusted the bow and the cello, and took a breath…”
The Otherland Chronicles continue….
When I got home, my grandmother was slumped in her chair, fast asleep in front of the television. Her nurse, Trina, sat knitting on the couch beside her. She lifted her chin at me, big round glasses reflecting the sitcom.