Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Teaser Tuesday Returns! - The Writing Fairy Lives!

First of all, I have to say what a GREAT day Monday was.  Let's face it, Mondays usually stink to the max.  Back to the grind after the weekend that was too short... getting up early... cubicles and doughnut temptations. It's like hitting a brick wall sometimes.  

But this Monday... things in life finally started feeling like they were falling into place.  Like I'm finally figuring how to handle eveything together.  Not only am I now completely obsessed with photoshop 

(visit http://www.kristinraephotography.blogspot.com/ for more from this session!  I'd love to hear what y'all think about them!)

and sort of feel like I may actually go somewhere with photography (I have a wedding to shoot this weekend, and possibly a children's tea party on Monday!), and I'm finally getting back into exercising (did a Hip Hop cardio class last night... I am SORE but WOW it was FUN!!), but also the Writing Fairy came to pay me a visit yesterday. 
I've got to say, I thought she's been mad at me about something, refusing to bless me with inspiration.  But yesterday folks, she smacked me over the head with that wand and I actually wrote!  Not only did I write but the conflict of my Anemone WIP actually made itself known to me... FINALLY!  I've known since the beginning how I wanted the story to end, and various snippets from throughout, but it lacked CONFLICT... where's the drama?  It needed MORE!  I'm very excited about what was revealed to me yesterday, and I hope to have some things for my critique groups soon!  In the meantime... here is a snippet from Anemone.


I gave in to the whirling confusion in my head, buckled over, and curled up into a ball in the grass. Silky tears again clouded my vision and I squeezed my eyelids tight in effort to blink them away, but it only seemed to make it worse.

This was more than short-term memory loss.

A light brush across my shoulder told me that Brady must have swallowed back his temptation to leave. Part of me didn’t want anyone to see me in such a pitiful state, but a bigger part of me knew that I needed him. Because he wasn't just the only person I’d talked to all day, he was the only person I could remember talking to—ever.


  1. Kristin, congrats on getting your groove back!! I rather like the snippet you're sharing with us today. Excellent! :)

    Since I've taken to doing these:

    Word Verification Word Definition

    Nestol: A pharmaceutical product used to help people feel more at home... while at home.

  2. Congrats on figuring out your conflict! I love those "Aha" moments when everything starts making sense. And I'm so hooked by your snippet!

  3. Love the pics, love the snippet. Glad this week is starting out awesome for you!

  4. Congrats on a happy Monday! Love the photo - can I ask what kind of camera you have? I'm trying to get more serious about photography using just my indestructible point-and=shoot (seriously, it's Guin-proof; waterproof and drop-proof) before buying a real camera.

  5. Excellent, truly excellent, Kristin. I think what happened is that you allowed your creative energy to flow through a photo shoot, excercise and creative expression. Yippy!

  6. It's always wonderful when Monday goes well. I really like the snippet -- lovely!

  7. Your pictures are beautiful!! And you know how I love what you just wrote. Now get back to work!!!

  8. Ahhh what a teaser. I really want to know what's going on with her.

  9. I'm glad to hear everything's going so well! And thanks for posting the snippet - very enticing! I have a character named Brady in one of my manuscripts, and he's my favorite character in the entire book, though he's kind of a minor character.

  10. Glad the writing fairy paid you a visit!!

    A Hip Hop cardio class sounds FUN!

  11. Yay on happy Mondays and the photography and writing fairy visits!!! The photos and excerpt are amazing...keep it up!!! :-)

  12. Sounds like things are coming together. That's always such a great feeling.

  13. What a fun filled post! I can see why you love photoshop! You're amazing at it! I can't wait to hear all about how the wedding went! I know you'll do great!

    As always your snippets leave me longing for more!

  14. I love that photo! It's good to hear you're doing so well. :-)

    - Corra

    the victorian heroine