Day 5: Serendipity

Serendipity means a “happy accident” or “pleasant surprise”; a fortunate mistake. Specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. [-Wikipedia] I experienced this in my writing today.  A new character I had not planned for.  An elderly homeless panhandler named Higgins.   He provided vital information about the bad […]

Day 4: Reality Bites

Back to life . . . back to reality Y’all remember Soul II Soul, right? I’m sitting here at the laptop, channeling the 80’s hit,  chastising myself for not doing better. Lesson learned in the trenches today, first day following the weekend retreat:  if I’m going to meet my daily 1,667 daily word count, I […]