Day 8

It’s been a busy and difficult few days. With Christmas coming up, there’s still lots to be done. I have one more person to buy for, and a few extra things to get for another person. For the most part, I’m pretty well done (YAY) but I have to help my mom with buying things for other people. This tends to happen all the time. It takes up most of my days, leaving me exhausted by the end, and in no mood to be social with anyone. I’m a relatively introverted person to begin with, so spending most of my days out with my mom and being around people I don’t know, becomes incredibly exhausting.

Anyway, today was one of those days. We went out shopping during the day after letting our dogs meet my brothers and fiancees new dog (this was hectic and the dogs were all crazy and didn’t know what to do with themselves), then to a place we both know well in the evening, home for dinner, and then back out to a store. At the last place, we found a lot to buy so that was a plus.

Due to all of this, I spent the rest of my time upstairs in my room. I found severe boredom in looking through my usual websites. I didn’t really want to be on them to begin with and there was nothing new from this morning. I took a few quizzes to test my knowledge, and did some fun ones too, but then I found myself thinking about writing.

Initially I thought, “my stomachs bugging me too much to be able to concentrate properly and get any work done,” then I thought, “well maybe I’ll just check it out and see what’s open on it.” It was a partial scene that I’d had the sudden inspiration to write while sitting in front of the television one night. I’d recently copied it from my notes application on my iPad to my rough draft. I took a bit of a look at it and decided I might as well write some part of it.

I didn’t finish the chapter yet. I still have the beginning part of it to write and the end. I have most of the middle done though. I was kind of surprised with how I’m writing this chapter. I don’t think I’ve ever written a chapter so disjointed before. I’m not complaining, just surprised. I’m liking how it’s coming together slowly.

It’s a very significant scene in the story and it’s around the climax of the plot. A major character development happens here and relationships are tested. There’s also a discovery that takes place in it too; one so altering that it changes the way you see the main character and everyone else in the story. It’s a big shift, but it’s one that I think will really make a difference in the next few stories I have in mind. I’ve always loved writing these kinds of chapters. I try to keep people in the dark but drop hints here and there to see if anyone figures it out.

Anyway, the writing went well.

We’re getting our first real snow fall today and tomorrow. Apparently we’re going to get quite a bit. I wouldn’t call it breaking a record or anything, just a typical winter here. It will suck for driving in but that’s why we have winter tires.

It was pretty watching the snow fall though. I still have that video to upload. Sorry about that folks. I also have some funny photos of my dogs playing in the snow. I don’t have my camera near me otherwise I’d upload them now. I will try to remember to have them both done by my next post. Sorry again.

Well my stomach is aching for some food, so I think I’m going to have my night time snack.

Until next time.


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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