Saturday, July 24, 2010

She waves in passing


Magic lingers in
the cottage down the path where
the hollyhocks grow
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Went for a walk and found a fairytale garden and a storybook house. You don't have to believe in magic for it to exist, but if you believe you find it everywhere.
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This is the meager extent of my blogging for the moment. I have written a new opening to Sea Daughters and reworked three middle chapters and done a beta read for someone else since last I posted. I also read an ARC of Lisa Desrochers' PERSONAL DEMONS, which I intend to write about more fully later in the week. But, for now, let's say that book is so hot, I'm still fanning myself.

19 comments:

Nicole MacDonald said...

Gorgeous picture!

sarahjayne smythe said...

Gorgeous picture, gorgeous couple of paragraphs you have written there. :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

I love hollyocks and old cottage gardens. So true, what you have written.

Jemi Fraser said...

Magic is most definitely everywhere - you just have to keep your eyes open. :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hi Nicole! Hi sarahjayne! Thankyou,thankyou.

Yvonne: Hollyhocks belong with cottages, I think. Aesthetic partners.

Jemi: and doesn't that make life soooo fun?

Tabitha Bird said...

If you believe magic IS everywhere! YES YES YES! I believe. All the best with the writing.

VICTORIA SAAVEDRA said...

Hollyhocks and cottage gardens make me smile : )

This picture is filled with magic and hidden stories :)

Natalie said...

I love a little magic! My girls love to imagine fairies in the flowers. It really isn't much of a stretch.

Donna said...

Love the photo & post. Write on!

storyqueen said...

Waving back at you!

It sounds like you are really getting a lot done. It is wonderful when the momentum is strong on a piece and it demands so much of your time. I love when I am that deep in a story.

As it is...I am slogging my way through a first draft. I am waiting until August 1 to open Wren again. That way, I think I'll be about 1/2 done with the new WIP and that is when it is nice to have a distraction.

Good luck!

Shelley

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Tabitha: I know you find the magic--it's in your writing all the time!

Victoria: Isn't it fun to find the hidden stories? I love being a writer.

Natalie: Fairies are definitely in the flowers!

Donna: Thank you. It was a lovely walk.

Shelley: You have such an abundance of creative ideas--I'm gonna stretch July for you with some of this magic. Lots of writing time. ;)

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Jackee said...

A beta read, a new chapter, and three rewoked ones?! You are on a roll, girl! Give yourself a pat on the back. :o)

I love the hollyhocks, especially with the roses beneath them there. Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.

kathrynjankowski said...

Magic is truly all around us, isn't it?

Phoenix said...

Lol I absolutely believe that if you carry magic in your heart you will find it wherever you go.

Same thing with love :)

Terresa said...

Write on! From the sound of it, you are getting some serious writing done this summer. Hats off to you!

The fairytale garden & storybook house sound divine...

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Jackee: Okay, patting back. :D I like the Alice notion, too.

Kathryn: Without it the world would not be nearly as enchanting.

Phoenix: Maybe magic wands are part of us all along--we use or not...

Terresa: I'm trying, got the throttle open and wide open road. :)

Suzanne Casamento said...

Love the hollyhocks. A magic garden would be great right about now.

Still fanning yourself? Yowza.

Ed Pilolla said...

fairy tale garden is a terrific image.