Wednesday, 16 April 2014

N for nano nano particles and Novels


There are so many nectareal N words that roll across the tongue however I am going to leave it up to others to discover and share them because today I did some art. it is week 16 and the theme is Book Cover.

This was my first attempts at using scratch paper. I didn't think about the direction of the book or the orientation of the text and while I like the rainbow effect I was not happy with the overall piece. Thank fully I have more scratch paper to work with and I will see what else I can come up with.

Lesson 18 of the RhyPiBoMo asked us to look at  various types of metre and feet in revision plus rhyme that is not perfect and our homework is to write a piece of poetry in iambic pentameter. So here goes.

A day at the beach.
Today we went down to the sandy beach
Buckets and towels and hats on our heads
Flip flopping things on our feet stopping heat
Burning our tootsies and making us leap
Finding a good place, weave through the crowd
Dumping our stuff and yelling out loud
Running right down to the incoming wave
Squealing and jumping we try to be brave
Bigger ones splashing and leaping about
Little ones tiptoeing in and then out
Building a castle up to the sky
Pouring in water it gurgles away
Wondering why all the little things wiggle
Picking up small crabs making us giggle
Wandering curious in the tide pools
Watching the tiny fish dart by in schools
Eating our sandwiches gritty with sand
Having an ice-cream treat just like we planned
Leaving just as the sun hits the water
Yawning round stinging little red noses
Dragging our legs up the stairs to the car
Rinsing sand under the shower roses
Luckily home is not very far as
All of the kids fall asleep.

 So my novel and my nano tally are concurrent events. I am writing my novel and blogging its progress and counting the tally in CampNaNoWriMo. My work count to date is 18523 which is well on the way to my 30K tally for April. 

I also wrote a Cat story and  Horror story for two anthologies and had two of my Faerie stories accepted by the anthology I submitted them to. All very exciting. I also won a mug in the weekly round up on the blogging challenge. I love all these little prizes but more than that I appreciate the exposure that it gives my name each time I win some small writing competition or prize. It doesn't pay the rent yet but it will all build into a solid foundation of knowledge and people to base my new career on. 
Besides which I love the small flash fiction and  short stories that keep me sharp. I have to record my latest story for AntipodeanSF too. I didn't record y last four stories with them but will definitely do so this time. On my to do list for tomorrow. 

I attended a webinar today which gave me an extra boost toward making my little welcome video and I read some more rhyming picture books and completed reading another teen steampunk book which when I find out if the young author is an Australian, I will review for my next AWW review. 

That about wraps up my day so I am off to do some writing and editing since it is day two of petite ReviMo.  Edit Edit Edit. Oh and I submitted a story to my rhyming picture book critique group; chewing my nails on that one.