This week, there were some really weird things that went on. Did you see any meteors? I read an article last year (helping with my precious redhead’s science presentation) about solar flares and how this year’s activity is supposed to be strongest in the last 150 years. Some scientists suggest that strong flares could destroy satellites, even melt away communication towers and electricity wires.
It all sounded like something from a movie to me until Wednesday night. I was calmly revising my story while the house was quiet and suddenly heard a loud boom. Not like a gunshot type of boom, which would jar the tar out of me in my quiet neighborhood, but the same kind of boom I heard as a child when a rail car exploded several miles away. This boom even shook the walls a little.
But I forgot about it until I checked the weather later that evening. The sound was a sonic boom emitted from a passing meteor. Wow. And I really bought that story until a Facebook buddy from another part of the country reported seeing one the next night. Two nights in a row? Huge streaks across the sky? I guess it could be, but the sonic boom part really bugs me. I don’t remember ever HEARING a falling star!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the issue.
In this weekender’s article find:
- A review of blogs from Faith-Driven Fiction last week
- A great pick of articles from around the blogosphere
- Plans for next week
- My ROW80 update – such as it is …
- On Monday, I’ll be highlighting the latest winner from Clash of the Titles. I’m a new member of their blog alliance. Yea!
- Tuesday, I’ll make another A2Z blog hop post. This letter is E and my precious redhead has been coaxing me to highlight endurance. Just not sure I can do that.
- Come Wednesday, I’ll have another ROW80 post and hope to share that I’ve made some great strides in my new novel.
- Thursday will be another Writer’s Tip. I’ll be talking about Drafting.
- Friday, I’ll be chatting with a friend I’ve made through one of my crit groups. She’s amazingly talented and I’m looking forward to seeing more of her books in print!
Last week, I highlighted several new books, some from brand new authors, that I’m looking forward to reading on Monday. On Tuesday, I introduced you to my doggies with my D entry for the A2Z blog meme sponsored by Patty Wysong. Wednesday’s post challenged my consistency with another ROW80 update. I investigated continuity in my Writer’s Tip on Thursday. Friday, I interviewed Lillian Duncan, author of Deception.
Okay, I totally rocked my writing goals this week. I finished off my first revisions of my suspense novel, Cat’s Eyes. Going through it made me cry three times and not because of all of the errors! LOL! Since I cry at a well-place McDonald’s commercial, that’s probably not saying much, but even knowing the story so well, it touches me.
So I checked the first rev off of my list and am embarking on a second rev where I’ll examine the story from the ending to the beginning – tedious, but it will keep me from getting sucked into it while I’m trying to flush out excessive words and poor word choices.
In addition, I’m laying out my next novel. I was inspired when I was followed away from a gas station. It was probably nothing, but I couldn’t help but notice the big white truck that pulled up behind me as I finished up and pulled out. It pulled out right after, not stopping for gas. Curiouser and curiouser. Then it followed me onto the tollway and when I gunned it, so did it. Okay, that’s not so curious for a tollway. But with my writer’s imagination and heading to an area of town that I didn’t know very well, I decided not to take any chances. I whipped across a lane and took an exit. I had no problem with no cars around me, but the truck was boxed in and couldn’t follow. Assuming that was the purpose. But it got me thinking about this great chase scene. And that led into an inciting incident that gives me chill bumps. So cool. The plot and character arcs are starting to take shape. I’ll keep you updated. Would love to start writing this by Valentine’s Day and have it done by the end of this ROW, but that might be pushing it. Still …
Your Turn: So what are your thoughts on the solar flares and meteors? And what are your plans this week?