Hello, how was your weekend?
It’s raining outside as I write this. I am on my third cup of tea silently hoping that the sun would come out to play so I can go to town. I postponed a meeting because it’s cold and wet and those two freak me out…well, mostly because I am:
- tempted to stay in bed reading a book and drinking coffee
- definitely tempted to wear pajamas everywhere I go.
I’ve got two big writing projects that have been on my mind.
- Completing the Ushanga book.
- Writing a short story for an upcoming anthology set here in Kenya.
I haven’t picked up on where I left with both projects because I seem to have got great books to read off NetGalley and of course write reviews after devouring them. I am looking more into character portraits and how I bring my characters to life because there is a certain authenticity to a character who when read feels like they are actually talking to you in real life. I have been able to draw this out through dialogues but when it comes to having a character in a setting or getting them to settle in a descriptive environment my words fail me.
I am also working on sentence variation.
I’ve often loved short sentences, but written long ones instead, never pausing to let the reader catch a breath!
I bought two ebooks yesterday that I can’t wait to start reading. It might take me a while to complete my #tbrlist but I’m definitely going to read these!
Have a lovely week.
Keep it simple. 🙂