Happy Friday- The older kids are in a wedding this weekend AND my niece is getting married back home tomorrow. Blessings, Ashley and Kyle!
From this week’s Bible study – “I will be glad and rejoice in Your [unfailing love] for You have considered my trouble. You have known my soul in adversity.” Psalm 31:7
A quick writing update- I was ready to start edits/ revisions on chapter 20, but Amanda pointed out some holes in 19. I had cut a chunk of exposition, but left some plot points unresolved. Now I’m crafting a new scene to get some of that info back in.
Here are the steps- 1.) Decide point of view (Rita’s, I think) 2.) Set the goals for each character coming into the scene 3.) Determine what the conflict is 4.) Hit our beleaguered protagonist with another setback. 5.) Square this scene with the rest of the book.
A reading update- As part of the submission process for Contingency, I’m checking out the competition so I can demonstrate there is a market for my theme, but that mine story is still unique. This week I read Healing Stones by Nancy Rue and Steven Arterburn. In a modern day take on the story of the woman caught in adultery, a professor at a Christian college is photographed with her lover. The book then explores her journey through repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation. It is smart, intense and well-crafted. Demi is sympathetic from the outset even though she has been in a five month affair with a colleague. My only issue was that Christopher never confessed to his father all the lies he had told.
Bottom Line: I’m hard to please in fiction and I highly recommend it.