Friday, December 9, 2011

Where I've been, where I'll go












What if you found a ladder into the sea?












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And discovered you were standing on the spine of a sea monster?









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I love where my imagination takes me. Now, if I would just let it help me finish the final lap of my fairy tale! Nearing 80K...

I sidetracked to join Twitter. Finally. Too much fun. Too many interesting people! Too many days gone by. Find me @triciajobrien

But here I am, posting about my wanderings on land and interwebz.

And! I went to the first meeting of a new crit group. We seem to be a pretty solid group of writers, so I'm encouraged. I still love my old group and will travel a gazillion miles to meet with them. Thrice this month, in fact.

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Where have you been wandering?

22 comments:

Yvonne Osborne said...

I would climb that ladder.

The ocean, like our Great Lakes, is a constant source of inspiration, fuel for the imagination.

Lucky you...two crit groups. I'm sure I could find one in my area, or at least within driving distance, if I put my mind to it.

Good luck on your final lap. 80,000words is great.

Jemi Fraser said...

It would be so exciting to climb the spine of a sea monster! :)

Julie Dao said...

And where would that sea monster take you? To an underwater cavern populated by mermaids? That's where mine would take me, I think... Good luck on finishing your WIP!!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Yvonne: That ladder is so alluring! Sirens, perhaps.

I hope you find some good crit partners near you. It is an amazing experience to have writers you trust and can talk to in person from time to time. Well worth the effort of finding them!

Jemi: Wouldn't it? The funny thing is I saw the ladder as I shot the photos but didn't see I was standing on a sea monster until I downloaded the pix!

Julie: It would be a wild ride, I'm sure. I've been in that underwater world in my mind. Still kinda bummed I had to shelve the mermaid story for now.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You do have a good imagination! Hope you finish your fairy tale soon.

The Golden Eagle said...

"Standing on the spine of a sea monster"--I love that line. :)

Good luck with your writing!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hi Alex! Thank you. And I sure hope I do, too. ;)

Eagle: :D:D:D That makes me happy.

Angela Ackerman said...

I love your pictures, and your imaginative musings. :)

I hope you enjoy twitter. I have found it to be such an incredible tool for finding information and meeting people. So glad I reopened my account. :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

aw, thank you, Angela.
and I am having fun on twitter--one more place to expand my writerly life. ;)

Claire Dawn said...

Just finished watching Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Sea Monsters could so happen.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hi, Claire. Oh, they so could!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

That's the best ladder ever. :)
Twitter is addicting, but glad to see you over on the dark side.

Lisa Gail Green said...

Yeah for Twitter!! :D And cool pics/imagination.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Karen: Isn't it? I really want to follow the steps wherever they lead...
Twitter can definitely be an abyss. I look up and an hour's gone.

Lisa: :D:D:D

Lydia Kang said...

I love how those pictures can get your imagination going. I saw the spine of the sea monster too. :)

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Your imagination is simply delicious!

Li said...

Very cool photo/thought :-)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Lydia: I love that you saw it!

Wendy: Oh, yum. ;)

Li: Welcome and thankyou!

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

I didn't mean my comment literally. It was a figure of speech!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Wendy: Ha! Yes, I knew that, but couldn't help but think of zombies...seeing as how I have this crazy imagingation. :D

Robyn Campbell said...

Gotta climb that ladder. The sea monster would take me to all kinds of new adventures. I'm ready!

I've been wandering about on horseback. Ahhhhh. The most intimate moments with my horses and the woods and the sky and the wildlife are what make life - living. P.S. I got a new horse. He's an appaloosa palomino. I have always wanted a palomino. He's so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love you, Pat.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Robyn: You're ready. I'm ready. Let's take the plunge.
I'm thrilled to hear that you are riding again! and a new horse, oh my! *big ol' grin*