I promised myself I wouldn’t write about the weather this week since my last two Friday posts talked about my favorite season. It’s been a busy week, and I found time almost got away from me. TGIF, but where did the week go?
The Steve Miller Band released a song back in the 70s which talked about time slipping into the future. It’s so true, and I think the older I get, the faster time goes. Lots of songs have been written about time. The Chambers Brothers’ “Time Has Come Today” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” are two others that come to mind.
I didn’t have a photo that fit the concept of time, so I dug back into my archives and found a series of shots taken a few years ago. My husband was gracious enough to accompany me to a nearby town to wait for Amtrak. If you’ve ever traveled by train, you know Amtrak is notorious for not being on time.
The reason for my visit? I was getting ready to publish my first novella, “The Stranger.” In this book, a stranger arrives in town via Amtrak. I needed a photo for the cover and thought I could capture the perfect shot. I took a least a dozen and didn’t use any of them. The reason? It was the wrong time of the year for the story.
Hard to believe that it was three years ago. See? Time is slipping into the future.
Now, before I take more of your time, here are this week’s writing links:
From Story Empire:
- Simultaneous Action – Mae Clair
- Managing Twitter with Tweet Deck – Staci Troilo
- What is Your Favorite Setting for a Novel – Mae Clair
From other Sites:
- Six Tips for Procrastinators – Writers in The Storm
- On Choosing the Right Word – A Writer’s Path
- How to Mess up Your Lead Character’s Day – The Kill Zone
- How to Write Grieving Characters – A Writer’s Path
- Writing a Series? Keep a Notebook – Romance University
- KDP Keywords Revisited – Nicholas C. Rossis
- Five Stops on Your MCs Inner Journey – Fiction University