Um, thanks Mar! The deal is as follows:
1. Delve into your blog archive.
2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions. Ponder it for meaning, subtext or hidden agendas…
5. Tag five people to do the same.
My 23rd blog entry was from January 26 of this year. (Well, actually, it would have been on my old blog, but it is forever lost, so we’ll skip it.) The title of this blog entry was: Temporary change of focus, and the fifth sentence is:Starting Thursday is a character-building marathon at FM.
Ponder it for hidden meaning, eh? Lol. Well, I’m still plenty active at Forward Motion, so it’s nothing new or memorable that I mention on the blog some of the goings on over there. We often have marathons that range from *mundane* word count marathons, or editing marathons, to see how much mileage one can achieve if one concentrates for 48 hours, to the less frequent character building, outlining, synopsis, or other marathons. In fact, it may be of interest to note that this week contains an outline marathon, in which I’ll be trying to put my general thoughts for the Nano novel into a roadmap for November.
I remember that particular marathon, though, as I was very excited about the new novel I was preparing to write back then, Marks of Repentance, a Christian fantasy novel. Revising it is my next goal after Nano. I absolutely love the story, and even though I finished the first draft in July, a day rarely goes by when I don’t even think of the characters or the plot or the sequel I plan to write after revisions. Planning…always planning!