Thursday Thoughts: Universal Bits and Pieces

What does it take to write a book? Bits and pieces. Characters. Plot. Backstories. Tension. Goals, Motivation, and Conflict. These are just some of the building blocks, and I do mean BUILDING. As writers, we BUILD worlds–or a universe. We people it. We put in geography. We add economics. Fashion. Laws. Structures of all kinds. We decorate and enhance and describe. We look after all the small stuff to create the whole kit and kaboodle. And then we turn our characters–complete with descriptions, personalities, and histories–to play around and get into all sorts of shenanigans. I do love that word. It just rolls of the tongue and sounds just like what it is. Go ahead. Say it out loud. Bet’cha smiled! Anyway, the Universe has a small lesson about the small stuff…

Don’t you just love all those crazy little quarks, atoms, and molecules, Silver, that unceasingly manifest themselves into whatever you’re thinking, no matter how big and daunting, small and simple, or rich and gorgeous?

Just look at ’em all right now.

Nice quarks and atoms, baby –

The Universe
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Oh my, did “rich and gorgeous” speak to you, Silver?

As y’all know, I’ve started a new WIP. It’s coming along I’m marshalling my quarks and atoms and sticking them in the centrifuge that is my imagination. So far, so good. It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I’m enough Irish that I’m sitting here in a green shirt with a vest covered in shamrocks. If I decide to leave the house, I will be covered. (I used to hate the pinches we’d get in grade school if we forgot… Hrm…did anyone else grow up with that “superstition?) Who is else is celebrating? Whether you do or don’t, I leave y’all with this small Irish blessing. Cheers!

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Bits and Pieces

  1. Sorry I missed this yesterday. Derp. Happy St. Patrick’s Day anyway! No green here, but I didn’t get pinched. (Yep, I remember that.) Other than wishing Hubs a Happy St. Paddy’s Day, I forgot about it. And I didn’t even get into any shenanigans. Yay for starting a new book and it coming along! I love it when you’re building. =o)

    • Silver James says:

      Ya know, I have no idea why the whole pinching was thing back in the day. Of course, now it would be considered bullying or harrassment and maybe it was back then too but we weren’t so sensitized. Anyway, waking up with a scene idea in my head is working for me. Did the same thing this morning–as a continuation to the scene I was working on yesterday. Yay! And you need to get up to shennanigans today to make up for yesterday. 😉

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