#WIP Update 21 #amwriting

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So, writing is a tricky thing (in case you didn’t know). I’ve done quite a bit of writing as of late, but I haven’t made a whole lot of progress on any one story. (How is this possible you ask?)

Well, in the process of picking up stories I hadn’t worked on in ages, I found that my original vision for many of them has changed. This month, though, I just want to focus on my progress with the Saying Series 2 book. At the moment, the working title is “Be Careful What You Wish For.”

Since I’m bringing back all the characters from the first book but choosing to focus on one in particular, I had to figure out how to put my new (well, new to this installment) heroin at the center of the action or drama. Needless to say, there’s going to be loads of relationship issues and not all of them will be Lisa’s fault (she’s matured since book 1).

So here’s the basics of what I’m working with. Lisa and Teddy are working to keep a spark in their relationship as they both continue to excel in their careers, which kinda pulls them away from each other. Between Lisa and Rebecca, someone has to get pregnant soon so Sarah Rapture can have a grandchild. Paul, Alex, and a few new comers are back on the dating scene and it’s a little scary (some of Lisa’s life lessons will come in handy here). And while I’m sure some will be put off by this, there will be race issues addressed (in case you didn’t know, Lisa is black… dunt, dunt, dunnnnnn! 😮 )

Well, that’s all I have for now. I’ll explain about some of the other stories I’m rewriting and or structuring another day. If you’re up for it, please check out my Reading Challenge Update.

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Character Files from the ToiBox 102: Lisa-Quote(s)

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Favorite Quotes: Subject FM 2-Lisa

“Oh girl your view is phenomenal, but I gotta go. Please don’t stay in bed all day. I’ll call you around lunch time. K, bye.”

“Oh, yes help. Don’t just stand there and gawk at me without make up on like I’m a freak or something.”

“If you didn’t already know how much your father loved you, wouldn’t you do all you could to make him proud of you so he would?”

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Character Files from the ToiBox 87: Lisa-Opinion on Peers

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How does this character feel about his/her book peers?

Subject FM 2-Lisa:

…loves Rebecca like a sister and would do anything for. She looks up to her but worries her life leaves something to be desired.

…likes Teddy well enough because he makes her laugh. He’s kind of like a little brother to her, but not really.

…thinks Paul is cute and sweet, just the kind of guy to shake things up in her bestie’s life.

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Character Files from the ToiBox 72: Lisa- Opinion on Eternal Curse

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What is the Eternal Curse to: Subject FM 2-Lisa

No comment.

Lisa didn’t take this question serious enough to actually make a statement.

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Day 29- First Name: What’s in a Name? #write31days 2014

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Term of the day: first name: individual proper names; names given by parents or guardians to distinguish charges or siblings; given name.

Thoughts:

Let’s just be honest. Unless you have a famous family name or surname that you just love to flaunt, you prefer being called by your first name. While there is a time and place for me to be addressed as Mrs. Thomas, I always feel more comfortable when people call me Toinette. However, I don’t like it when a child calls me by my first name. That’s not how I was raised and not how I roll…Sorry for the rant.

What’s so funny to me about first names is that people tend to either love their name or hate it. Some dislike their names so much that they have them legally changed when they turn eighteen. Then there are those celebrities and special individuals who only use one name to identify themselves. It’s not like anyone has thought, “Cher who?” So I guess that works.

Sometimes I wonder, though, about the names parents give their kids. I get it that sometimes they are trying to be clever, but sometimes I think they are punishing the kid for no reason.

Name of the day: Lisa.

Breakdown and meaning:

Would ever think there was a relation between Lisa and Elizabeth? When I think of pet names for Elizabeth, I usually think of Beth or Liz. In actually Lisa is derived from Elizabeth. With Hebrew, English, and German origins, the name means “devoted to God”.

Lisa is a major character in my up-coming romance, It’s Like the Full Moon. She’s Rebecca’s best friend and the source big drama, but with the best intentions. I can’t wait to share her story.

Well, that’s it for Day 29. See you tomorrow.

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Outside of my own personal search throughout the years, basic meanings and definitions of the terms used here can be found at the following websites:http://www.meaning-of-names.com/, Google search http://en.wikipedia.org/, and http://dictionary.reference.com/.


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