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A friend, Jane Eyre, and fresh new snow

This week has been busy for me. Besides its being my week at Dad’s, I’ve had three health-related appointments, two informative webinars, an encouraging Skype call with my writing coach, and an exciting evening out. I so much appreciate the respite time and helpers I have which enabled me to do those things, and I really needed the evening out.

Somewhere in the mix of this week I’ve come to an understanding with myself regarding my writing. Something has changed. I’m moving forward baby step by baby step, and I’m a little excited about that. 🙂

On Friday we were blessed with a fresh bountiful snowfall which started at noon and ended around midnight. Heavy, wet snow, slippery to walk in and drive on, but oh so very pretty. A friend had invited me to a live streaming of a theatre production of Jane Eyre. Despite the steady snowfall which kept many people home we went to the little local theatre where we watched a live performance, streamed from Toronto, of Jany Eyre. OH. MY. GOSH! It is the first such event I’ve had the privilege to watch and it blew me away! I was immensely impressed by the talent and artistry of the actors, the way they made the audience understand the scenes and scene changes … it was amazing how they did it. I loved it! I’d read the book and watched the movie, but it was through this live performance I came to understand the story – and the character Jane Eyre – much better.

Now I want you to see again how beautiful our winters are here in Nova Scotia. My laments about this season are because of the frigid cold with wind, not usually because of the snow itself unless it’s several feet and I have to move it. 🙂  Refer to my post about last winter here. I love the look of fresh new snow.

Take a look at these photos taken at my dad’s this calm, peaceful morning. It was breathtaking beautiful! Our Canadian flag is on a tall flag pole, as viewed from an upstairs window. The ones showing red berries are of his mountain ash tree.  There’s one of his magnolia tree as seen through the diamond of his front door. 

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What has Winter been like for you thus far? On another topic, have you enjoyed any live theatre  productions?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

Day 20: NaNoWriMo & PiBoIdMo

Saturday, Day 20 and I finally made it over the 25,000 word mark in NaNoWriMo.  I only brought my total up by 480 words today, but it’s better than nothing.  Now I’m really at the 50% completion point.

I’m also at a place now in my story where I have to figure out some time lines so that things make sense.  Having never written a story this long I am challenged with how to bring it along toward the end.  It feels as if I’m at the top of the mountain now, the climb is over and I have to start write down the other side.  But, I also have the conflicts coming up, two – maybe three – intertwining things that will add into the story.  They have been sort of set up and are beginning to build.

Even though I reached the goal for PiBoIdMo I can either continue coming up with ideas for it or I can start working on ones I already have.   Idea 31 happened today, although perhaps not a very good one.  I do have a few in my collection over the past 20 days that appeal to me and just might make good picture books.  🙂

Tonight my husband and I went with four family members to a live theatre presentation of ‘Cinderella’ as you have never seen it before, or ever will again!  So funny and well done.

Tomorrow I am off with grandson to Sunday fellowship meeting and Sunday School, and afterward I may be attending Alpha.  When I get home I will have to work on Valley Sunshine to try to finish getting it together. I really want to get it into the mail on Monday – and still write more in my NaNo challenge each day, too.   I’m feeling the pressure.

My question to you today is:  What’s the last live theatre presentation you saw?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂