My head is all in a muddle after a very intense weekend, so I will just stick to the important things I wanted to share this morning.
Well, the oval is coming along nicely. Large square bricks have been put down over the top of the concrete ‘walls’ and dark sand is now being spread about. From my careful observations over the past week, I’ve worked out that the inside of the oval is about 6 inches to a foot lower than the surrounding area. The significance? Still no idea.
In other news, this is National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. Please pop over to the website and take a look. A surprising number of people are struggling with invisible illnesses like arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes etc. which have a constant impact on their life. So why not take the time this week to send a note of appreciation or encouragement, letting them know they’re important in your life?
And finally, I highly recommend popping over to A Big Creative Yes and reading the article The False Promise of the Double Zero. It’s very thought provoking and amusing.
September 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm
I’ve got it!!!! An olympic sized swimming pool with a hole in the side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 13, 2010 at 6:53 pm
A swimming pool! Now that would come in handy. 😉
September 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm
The mystery of your oval gets deeper. Very interesting. I bounced over to the “Double Zero.” There is some truth in what he says. For myself, I’ve discovered a different path. Each time I start a new story, it’s fun. I fly through it. The end result–I’ve come to think of it as an outline. I usually end up with about 50,000 words. When I read through it I find several unintelligible sections. I also find a lack of imagery and a lack of metaphors. When I first began–not that I’ve reached any level of success–I couldn’t understand why anyone would outline. After a few starts, I realized that is exactly what I was doing.
September 15, 2010 at 11:40 am
I agree. I also find that my first draft is really only there to get the concept and characters down on paper and see how they all interact. Then I go back and storyboard or write a chapter-by-chapter outline so I can study how everything’s working together.
I love unintelligible/what-was-I-thinking sections, because you can have the elation of cutting them out without the disappointment of seeing good stuff go. Win win!