Monday, January 24, 2011

Back From the Icky's.

I'm back from nursing the pup and he seems to be much better. I actually did a happy dance in the yard this morning over a solid doo. And yes, both Cooper and the neighbors looked at me funny when I did this. But then Cooper decided to join in the celebration anyway, with a, "mommy's dancing cause I made a doo and I don't get it, but I'm going to dance with her anyway sort of moment."( Am I supposed to put my dog's translated thoughts into quotation marks? Much to ponder.) I will say that it was quite the bonding experience between dog and master. I encourage you to try it. But I'm sure that none of you have tuned into my blog to check on the status of my puppy's bum. Well, maybe some of you have (Hey Rob). For those of you who want a little more out of life. I got nothing. The weekend has been a blur and I feel completely out of the loop. I did however notice that I had won an award in my absence. Totally stoked! I will be posting on that tomorrow and you can learn seven new things about me that won't include my dog's bum...I promise (I'm sure you're feeling complete already).
I was able to poke at my WIP during a cup of coffee on one of the mornings I barely remember (What's wrong with pooing during the day...hum?).  And when I don't have the time to write or revise, it's a longing that can't be satisfied no matter what. But, in one of my sleep deprived moments, I toyed with two areas in my story where I switch narrators. This is not always the easiest thing to do, but as I work with it more, I'm liking the way it's working out. Personally, I love books that do this. It's almost like having a sneak peak at things to come when you're getting more than one point of view. But for some, it's viewed as a spoiler. What do you think? Do you use one narrator in your story or more? And please tell me what you've been up to this weekend? I would like the opportunity to feel as though I've lived vicariously through one of you. After all, it's been all poo around here.


  1. For people of a certain age, a solid BM is definitely something to celebrate. And for sick puppies, too. :)

  2. Glad the puppy is feeling better!

    I use as many POVs as the story dictates. Yes, that's a rubbish answer, I know.

  3. Glad your puppies are feeling better!!!

  4. Glad the puppy is better! Hope he lets you catch up on your sleep :)

    I write from at least two POV's usually. My female MC and my male MC. In my current WIP, I am alternating chapters with POV, but in a WIP I am final editing, I only have the MMC POV twice.

  5. Yay for the poo! As a mom to two puppies (I still think of them as puppies even though they're both 8 yrs old), I know what it's like when they're sick. :o(

    I tend to write in 1st person, and so I tend to stick with the MC throughout the whole thing. If I'm reading a story in 3rd person, I don't mind the switches in POV. If I'm reading a story in 1st person, the switching has to be done REALLY well to avoid being jarring to the point of knocking me out of the story.

  6. My present WIP switches narrators each chapter, so I know what you mean. It is challenging, but if you get it right, it is rewarding!

    Love the way your blog looks, and sent an award your way. Check it out on my blog :)

  7. I like using more than one narrator - makes things interesting :)

    I’m giving you the Stylish Blogger Award!

    (Wouldn't it be funny if Damyanti and I are giving you the SAME award? haha )


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