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Thursday, July 14, 2011
8:01 PM | Posted by Maureen | | Edit Post
Chance sat, staring up at the sails. She’d turn her head and study the clouds, then the waves, then back to the sails. She was waiting. A storm was coming, she could feel it in her bones. But would it be a gentle storm, just enough to send the Revenge on a sweet ride? Or would it be a hard storm, challenge them all to keep the sails taut, make the blood rush to the head, contain a frisson of fear…
Sin eyed her with some worry. She’d been a moody bartender of late.
Hellion kept her hands on the wheel, wondering what made the normally congenial woman so fidgety.
The Bo’sun marched to her, determined to use some common sense arguments to shake her out of the mood.
But Chance knew, in her bones, that things were set to change. And she wasn’t sure if she liked it the idea or not.
Change. Life is all about change and lord knows, we write about it constantly. It’s the one constant the writer lives by. Be a very boring book to just write one day followed the other and nothing happened.
(I’ve read books like that. One even won a bunch of awards. Color me perplexed!)
I like to talk about change as a great thing. But the reality is that I find it terribly intimidating, in the short run. I can focus beyond tomorrow and long for change. For some shaking up of my life, but upset my day to day stuff and I get cranky.
And I do wait for change with some trepidation. Is it going to be a hard storm? Is it going to be a nice soft rain? Will the next port be pleasant, full of inexpensive drinks, stores that carry my size and flirtatious cabana boys? Or will it be sorority sisters, Diamonds International and $12 glasses of sangria?
In real life, it’s usually a mix of the two. And change is coming, whether we want it or not. It can be the new edits (I’m going crazy waiting for new edits) or it can be they funny noise the car is making, or the budget ax, or the massive shift taking place in publishing right now… (This is driving me a bit bonkers. Chatted with my agent earlier this week and the e-publishing world is in such a flux! Hard to set goals for the next few months, let alone next year!)
I don’t know what I’m sensing at present, but my eyes are on the sails and I’m paying attention to the air on the back of my neck.
I’d an exciting time, it’s a frightening time, it’s a time to feel alive and be aware. I mean, what if you woke up and two odd things were sharing the bed with you?
You'll see what I mean if you follow this link...
As for a question of the day? What changes excite you when it comes to being published? Or reading?
Labels: Loader's Logic (2nd Chance)