Favorite Word – 4 July 2020

Considering that in the US at least, this weekend folks are going to enjoy (or for some, not enjoy) lots of loud noises, I thought this word was appropriate:

cacophony

Come one – share some of your favorite words! Perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)


If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious if there’s vocabulary in there that might be new to you, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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My work in progress has finally shown me what was missing!

It is amazing to me, still, how I can have a nebulous idea for a novel’s story arc and really know very little about what is happening other than some few scenes which start me off or stick in my head although I cannot connect them directly to the action.

But I start writing, and it falls into place. Although, yes, at times I am stalled. Something’s not right. Some call this writer’s block. I call it a snag. I need to backtrack, I need to let the story rest while the whatever-is-wrong or whatever-is-missing simmers in my back brain until it resolves itself.

This book, the as-of-yet-unnamed third book of the Deuces Wild series, has been unusually secretive in revealing its mysteries to me. But the big connecting piece of the puzzle dropped into my lap two days ago, and I’m astonished and gleeful and ready to go forward!

I can now say the overall tapestry of the book is set, I just need to weave it into being.

I can’t guarantee a detail or twenty might not cause me to pause a bit, trying to figure out how to tuck wayward threads into the fabric of the story, but if I can keep going, I will have the rough draft done hopefully before autumn!

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Favorite Word – 27 June 2020

I would have thought I had used this week’s word in something I wrote; I know I certainly had plenty of opportunity, given some of the bad guys and really sticky situations in my books. To have not yet used this word is just an egregious act on my part.

Come one – share some of your favorite words! Perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)


If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious if there’s vocabulary in there that might be new to you, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 20 June 2020

This week’s word is laid back and mellow. In fact, it doesn’t really care about much of anything at all.

insouciance

Why not share some of your favorite words? Perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)


If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious if there’s vocabulary in there that might be new to you, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Soaping

I guess today is one of those days. My soap seized, which is no big deal when you hot process, but it’s really irritating.

I think my first batch is going to be Dewy Green Cactus.

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(No, this has nothing to do with my writing, which I should be doing, but we need soap. Maybe I’ll get an idea that will help me connect the two disparate major storylines in the novel. 🙄)

 

 

Favorite Word – 13 June 2020

Sometimes you have words which are beautiful to say, lovely to hear, but the meaning is enough to make you grow pale and hope you don’t have nightmares. This week’s word is such a word.

eviscerate

What are some of your favorite words? Share them, please – perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)


If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious if there’s vocabulary in there that might be new to you, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 6 June 2020

This week’s word might be said to describe some of the words shared in these posts.

abstruse

Although similar, abstruse and obtuse do have different meanings.

What are some of your favorite words? Share them, please – perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)


If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious if there’s vocabulary in there that might be new to you, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 30 May 2020

Once again, no remembrance of when I first discovered this word, but I used it this week in conversation was stopped and asked for its meaning. (And no, I will not give context as to what I was referring. 😉 )

draconian

What are some of your favorite words? Share them, please – perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)


If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious if there’s vocabulary in there that might be new to you, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 23 May 2020

I cannot remember when I first read this word, but I believe it was in an Agatha Christie novel. I do know I was a kid.

I had to stop and say it a few times because it rolled so deliciously off my tongue. Then I had to look it up to make certain the meaning I gleaned from context was correct:

obfuscate

What are some of your favorite words? Share them, please – perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

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(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. 😉)


If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious if there’s vocabulary in there that might be new to you, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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