Into The Writing Cave


To borrow a phrase from Crow River Writer, I’ve decided to retreat into my Writing Cave for the next week.  Three weeks ago, I set the insane goal of finishing my second novel by the end of September. The shocker is I am really close to reaching this goal!

So close!

With only a week remaining, my muse and my imagination are itching to focus entirely on the last scene and the possibility of an epilogue.  So, for the first time in more than a year, I will be taking a week-long break from my blog and the blogosphere as a whole in order to appease my very insistent muse. As luck would have it, I have three days off from work this week, which will allow me to completely immerse myself in the work without the distraction of my day job. It’s like the stars have aligned with the perfect opportunity and I simply can’t ignore the path they’ve laid out.

Before I head into my cave, I thought I’d leave behind a few cryptic morsels from my second novel. I’ve been very vague about the plot, though I’ve shared a little about my main characters, (See What’s In A Name? Everything! and What I Love About My WIP).  I’ll continue to be elusive with concrete details, but I thought it would be fun to give some clues to the story.

The quote is one the first things I scribbled into my notes while doing research and the photograph is taped into the pages of my Novel Notebook.

. . . And into me they breathed a voice divine

to celebrate the future and the past

My orders were to celebrate the gods who live

eternally, but most of all to sing

of them themselves, the Muses, first and last

                        — Hesiod, The Theogony

Dan’s Cave, Abaco Island, Bahamas.
Photo from National Geographic

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Hopefully, these little nuggets will intrigue more than frustrate!

While I won’t be blogging, I will be on my Facebook page with random thoughts as I work my way through the final segment of novel #2.  Visit my sidebar and hit the Like button to follow along.  This is most likely the first place I will be celebrating when I finish the last sentence. Hope to see you there!

I’ll be back with a post for Sunday Abroad on September 30.  Thank you so much to my readers for all of your support and encouragement.  I am very aware that I would not have made it this far without you.

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c.b.w. 2012

Poeticals II



Inner myth
sense magic
Brave mind
crazy fierce

Original artwork by B.L.D. 2012


Sunless sea
blue dawn
Willows tremble
catching gold

Photo by: c.b.w. 2012

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“Poeticals” is a series a free-write poems inspired by book and magazine titles.  See where it all began, here.

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c.b.w. 2012

Almost There!


Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.

– Neil Gaiman

Novel #2 is getting closer and closer to completion.  The goal is to get it done by the end of next week. I will do whatever I have to do to reach the final sentence. I hope success tastes as sweet as that strawberry!

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c.b.w. 2012