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Red Sunset

I've been working on a sequel for Blue Moon. So far I have about 5300 words written.

As I post updates, I post pictures of a sunset over water. The reason for this is that I am again using one of my own memories for the closing scene in this story.

Blue Moon ended with a pool of silvery moonlight from a blue moon, Red Sunset will end with a glowing sunset over a rock quarry somewhere in Kentucky.

I lived in Kentucky for six years when I was young. My whole family liked to swim, and we had access to a swimming hole at a rock quarry. There was a floating dock out in the center of it, and we loved to swim out to it and lie in the sun.

The place was beautiful, and I remember my family and I changing the lyrics to a popular song of the day, Red Rubber Ball. Instead of the morning sun shining like a red rubber ball, we said it was setting like a red rubber ball.

I intend to use that image for the final scene of my novella.

And if it doesn't turn out long enough for a novella, I'll submit it as a long short story.

I'm really enjoying these characters immensely. 

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anne_barwell
Mar. 11th, 2012 05:53 am (UTC)
That is a beautiful scene.

Sending good vibes for your sequel :)
rowenasudbury
Mar. 11th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I'm a little over 50% through Shadowboxing now....trouble is whenever I have free time I end up writing instead of reading ;) Hoping to finish it soon! It's fantastic so far!
anne_barwell
Mar. 11th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
So pleased you're enjoying Shadowboxing.

I know what you mean about writing/reading. Writing really sucks at my free time more than it used to now, especially now that I'm at the - end is in sight/final tweaking of the current WIP leading up to submission - stage with Magic's Muse.
rowenasudbury
Mar. 11th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh I hear you! I'm still in the "okay, they accepted it, I expect the whirlwind of editing, etc" stage with The King's Heart....and I want to write the 3rd book in that series...

But, these characters from Blue Moon just present their story so well in my head. I've written 1k+ words each weekend for the past 3 weekends! They never stutter, their story just "comes out"...LOL!

Usually I have a chance to read every other week as I sit and wait while my husband has his deep tissue massage (and we go out for yummy Italian afterwards)...but this week I didn't have my Kindle with me, and I don't want to load up my phone with a lot of books. Soon though!
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