Moderate Monday

I finished a rewrite of a story this morning, one I had been working on for a while.  Sometimes, I get this moment of dread when I return to a story after it has been critiqued by my group.  It’s as if the story has suddenly become holy, and any chinking away at its divine spirit will destroy its holy spark.

Okay, maybe it’s not so high-falutin’, but I have this fear that I might ruin it.  In this particular story, my writers group suggested that I add more development to one of the characters.  When I reached the end today, I saw possibilities to add even more depth to her.  It’s really fun to add more and more detail to a character, to explore their history and motivations.  It’s even more fun if they are an alien, because that lets you play with human emotional expectations.

After writing, I took advantage of global warming and walked to the pier overlooking the Hudson River.  The temperature was in the low 60s today.  Did it snow last week here?  I can’t recall.  All the smog has clogged my neurons.  In response to the open windows, however, my cat, like the ground hog, has retreated under the bed.  Six more weeks of cold, I guess.

2 Replies to “Moderate Monday”

  1. I, too, have been taking advantage of the global warming. Might as well now, as it will be suffocating us all in twenty years, and God forbid what it will be doing to our children.

  2. The only thing global warming has going for it (besides my hypocrisy at enjoying the early spring weather) is convincing people to invest in renewable energy sources, like solar power, hybrids, and fuel cell technologies.

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