"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Monday, February 24, 2014

WOTW: Priapic

Priapic:  adjective, of, relating to, or resembling a phallus

From The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara:
"It was disgustingly priapic, about eighteen inches long and fat as an eggplant, and that particular sugary newborn pink one finds only in tropical sunsets."

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WOTW: Tansu

Tansu: noun, a Japanese chest of drawers or cabinet

Found in The People in the Trees by Hanya Yangihara:
"Inside, the house was very much the same way: in one corner of the entryway sat, incongruously, a Japanese tansu of blistering, puckered camphor."

Monday, February 10, 2014

Writing Update ROW 80 Weeks 4 & 5

So I would love to say that I have been staying on track and meeting my goals, but I would be lying.  I have been slacking big time.  I am not putting aside time for writing.  Even when I know that I have time that could easily be used for writing, I ignore the voice in the back of my head telling me to just write.  I distract myself with something else, like tv or crochet or a good book.  It is way too easy to distract myself recently.

Here's the Update!

1/26/14:  110 words of ZF; 312 words of a writing prompt from the POV of my MC
1/27/14:  278 words of ZF

Yeah, that's it.  In the last two weeks I have written a total of two days and did not meet my goal either day.  The writing prompt was actually really helpful and may become part of the book during revisions.  We'll see.  Here's hoping next week will be better.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

WOTW: Effete

Effete: adjective, affected, overrefined, and ineffectual

Found in The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara:
"West sighed and blotted the corners of his mouth with the point of his napkin, a gesture both contrived and effete, as well as ostentatiously, obnoxiously Anglophilic."