Close Shot Friday 012

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The daylilies are blooming. This lovely double bloomer showed up in my side garden one summer. Usually, I travel to Peterborough, Ontario to a farm nursery that specializes in daylilies to get my specimens, but this one just traveled here on its own.

I like that about her.

She squats underneath my hydrangeas paniculata ‘PeeGee’, which are more tree than shrub, across from the kitchen patio doors, which means we commune regularly.

I like that, too.

On the Fast Draft front ~

It was a huge success for me. At the end of the 14 days, I had a 80,255 word count or 321 pages. I started with 15,283 wc, adding 64,972 over the 14 days. Wahoo!

Now begins Candace Havens’ Revision Hell. I’ll keep you posted. I’m actually looking forward to this process.

TGIF, baby!

I’d meet you in the bar in 3…2…1, but I’m melting from the extreme heat index here in my neck of Canadaland.


4 thoughts on “Close Shot Friday 012

  1. That’s a great image! And, as another writer, I’m deeply, deeply impressed by your speed of composition. But I fully agree with that approach: draft quickly, then revise. I find that if I draft quickly, the story follows its own logic, and the characters take on their own personalities.


    • Thank you. I love that little bloomer. As for the writing, this was the first time I had ever tried fast drafting. I did it as part of a Candace Havens workshop. The second half of that workshop is Revision Hell. It was hard for me to set the internal editor aside and just let the story pour out. I usually write and then edit as I go. I’m hoping this is going to work better for me as a process. Because… I need to write faster! 🙂 Yes, I think you have the way of it.


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