Sunday, May 25, 2008

Planting Time!

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." Charles Mingus

It's shaping up to be a glorious weekend...the goal for today is to finish planting some annuals around the house and then tackle the vegetables - we're trying container gardening this year for the first time. Should be an interesting experiment!


Diane posted the link to a great article on deep POV (point of view), which I'm going to link to here as well, for any writers out there.

[Loved this line: "The heroes I take to bed with me, usually after they have fallen off a horse or been shot. That’s when they introspect on their past the best..."]

Hmm. Maybe I need to insert a horse or two in my novels.

I've never really had a problem with POV; I'm usually pretty clear on whose head I'm in, and I don't hop around often. But the recent comment from my editor, about the couple of scenes in minor characters' POV in One Night in Memphis, has me worried. I mean, she's right: I do have a couple. Three, if I remember right. Do they add to the plot? Well, they move the action along. And they happen in places where the hero and heroine aren't present. Again, I haven't opened the file my editor sent me yet (I'm putting it off until after the weekend), but I hope she doesn't want me to cut them altogether.


I'm off to play in the dirt!


Marianne Arkins said...

Your so funny, not opening the file. The suspense would be killing me!!

Have fun planting. I have some annuals I'll need to finish off today or tomorrow, too.

Dru said...

Enjoy your day gardening. What is container gardening?

Have a good Sunday.

Devon Gray said...

Have fun today! I'll keep my fingers crossed about your edits- I hope they are few and far between with no gut-wrenching cuts!

windycindy said...

Hi, We are planting some additional perennials and cleaning out our two flower beds! I am working on getting a cottage garden look. I do a lot of container gardening with annuals. My dad has a vegetable garden. Cindi