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It is patience. It is dreams on the cusp of sleep. It is the sun falling out of the sky as the dark cloak of night spreads over the earth. It is the taste of fresh grapes straight off the vine. It is the smell of vineyards, heady and hot in the late afternoon sun. It is the fields of lavender, the fragrance rising in a low cloud and blown around by the wind. It is the shy violet that grows off to the side of the three leaf clovers in my backyard. It is the soft purr of a kitten against your hand, it’s downy, cashmere pelt warm against your skin.
PS–I think I’m going to stick with describing colors for my Wednesday short stories because I’ve kind of warmed up to the idea of them. Plus, I lost steam for my idea to write about Clare and Shay, at least for right now.
Also, for the month of July, I’m planning to storm-battle my way through the romance book (Brambles) so that I have a complete first copy to revise in August. Naturally, I feel like I need to spend more time on that than on, say, blogging. No, that doesn’t mean I’m walking away entirely because, if I’m going to be honest, the thought of not maintaining this blog is a bit scary. I like posting here. I hope you all get something out of my blogging, be it information, entertainment, or just a reminder of what day of the week it is. (Although if the latter is the case, then someone’s gotten confused before and I apologize for that. I’m getting better at announcing what I’m doing before I do it.) So, with that in mind, I’m still going to post twice a week, but my intention is to write shorter entries. It’ll just be easier to stay faithful to the blog while getting my writing completed.
PPS–This also means that Dusk One edits are going on hiatus for the remainder of the month, which is what I’m assuming is the amount of time it’s going to take to get Brambles into workable shape. (I’ve mentioned I get a little ambitious, yes? I might just be biting off more than I can chew with this deadline…I’ll let you know.)