This year I have been writing a novel.
There are about 2 ½ months left on my projected timeline. Wow! Where has the year gone? Where am I at with my novel?
This summer I became the owner of some silverware sets. The sets came in nice old wood boxes. One of the sets was silver plated and had a fun but no to fancy pattern on it so I decided to blend it in with my regular set of cutlery to help my contact dirty spoon and fork battle. You know the battle; you need a spoon or a fork but when you go to the drawer there are no clean ones to be found. Problem solved. So, where am I going with this little conversation on cutlery and what does it have to do with my novel?
The box that houses the silverware just so happened to be a perfect size to house the paper copy of my novel when I start the editing process. Project time! I pulled out the sander, stain, white wash and clear coat paint. I pulled out the scrap material from one of my dollhouse projects to create a fun pattern inside of the box and some shelf liner.
I have asked my son to create a graffiti word for the top of the box. However, I can’t decide on a word: write, writer, Writing Sparkle, writing, manuscript, word, world…. Any good writing words come to mind?
So, that is where I am at. I am still writing; the novel isn’t finished but I am creating an editing resting place for it. Where do you keep your writing?
By Shari Marshall – 2021