Thursday, August 13

A little of this....

by Margie Senechal

I'm sitting here with my back to the television and listening to The Today Show. Matt and his guest--I didn't get the name right away--are talking politics, and I'm thinking, "Norm McDonald is talking politics with Matt?" Because that's who it sounded like. Ends up it was Howard Dean--which makes way more sense.

Yep, this is one of those Thursdays when I haven't an idea of what to share with you.

 So, I'm taking Louis' advice and just writing, it will come. 

 Are you guys watching The Last Ship on TNT? That is my favorite summer show--might even crack my top five for any season. It's not exactly a dystopian yet, but it is a post-pandemic world they're living in. It's got everything--men in uniform. McSteamy. For the Browncoats out there, it's got Jayne. 

And the writers seem to be pretty smart. Unlike Revolution--which had an intriguing premise, poor execution (in my opinion)--Last Ship is sailing into different situations and it's interesting to see how different pockets of the remaining population have created their own hierarchies. 

Now, they have the last remaining member of the executive branch of government..AKA POTUS onboard.  

I got a full-time gig at work. Which is good because you only get hours over 30 and benes if you're in a full-time position. And I also get to merchandise the baby area. Merchandising has always been my favorite part of retail and now I have an entire area--Baby Depot--to play with. Heaven. 

And starting tomorrow, I will be closing a couple days of week as well. I have actually missed closing because those mornings used to be prime writing opportunities as hubby and daughter were at work and I am an absolute morning writer. I've tried writing post-work but I'm exhausted and sweaty and exhausted. It's a vicious cycle. 

I decided to focus on Chrysalis--working title for Analise and her suitcases--after getting wonderful feedback at the Willamette Writer's Conference. And I'm actually going to try and do a loose plot/outline for it based on one of the workshops I attended. Apparently, it's important to hit certain notes at certain points. Who knew??? Okay, probably all of you. Even if you're a reader, you subliminally know when they should be reached and realize when they don't and stop reading. Mmmmm Got lots of food for thought at the conference.

Now as I head to work I'm going to share a picture of our pup, Moxie--because everyone should begin their day with a little Moxie :)




6 comments:

  1. A little Moxie...that's cute! Totally love your stream of consciousness. I may have to give that a try next time I'm at a loss for words.

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    1. Thanks, Nan. It's fun to do when you got nothing :)

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  2. I love Moxie's picture. I hope your schedule works out well--especially for Annelise and her suitcases. I can't wait to see where that goes!

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    1. Me either ;) And Moxie is a cutie--although we'd forgotten how puppies love to bite.

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  3. Moxie is such a cutie! Good luck with the new schedule and the new WIP!!

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! Sometimes my best-laid plans have a way of falling off the tracks...

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