Day 17

As I said in my ‘word’ of the day post, I finally finished ICELAND. If you figure I started it almost two weeks ago, that’s pretty good reading for two hours a day for about 10-12 days. That means that I could’ve read it in about 24 hours if I didn’t have to work. Maybe less.

Anyhow, after having read the book and the author’s notes, I realized where my focus must go, on the ancient Egyptian (AE) book – I am going to focus on one aspect of mythology that focuses on one or several gods and goddesses and incorporate that story into my own. I already have an idea on which goddess(es) I want to create a plot around with my characters. Now, I am going to look into legends or myths surrounding them and from that craft my story.

Should I REALLY be doing this while I have a novel in mind that I’d LOVE to finish this year? Probably not. But, I’m learning that I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t jump back and forth between things.

As for the fantasy novel…I’m still working on it in my head, but thanks to the break ICELAND gave me, I’m ready to put it all down on paper.

 

Here’s to being published in the New Year!

W/love

-Alja

Word of the Day – Askance

a·skance

adverb /əˈskans/

With an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval

  • – the reformers looked askance at the mystical tradition
  • – a waiter looked askance at Charlie’s jeans

After finishing ICELAND, I ran to my laptop in search of this word. Besty used it quite a few times and I figure that I would figure out what the hell it meant.

I also learned that they have sorrel in Iceland, which is cool. In Trinidad, we use to flower portion of the plant and boil it down into a drink. Apparently that plant is common in Iceland. Go figure!

 

You learned something new today!

-alja