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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Spring: A New Perspective by @JacquieRogers #writingcraft #sprintime #western

A New Perspective

I'm in the first few chapters of a new book and it took me a while to figure out whose perspective should tell the story.  I have a really fun character from my last Hearts of Owyhee book, Much Ado About Mail-Order Brides named Aurora.  She thinks the story should be told from her point of view.  Conal definitely thinks it should be told from his.  I'll probably let them both have their say.

Meantime, Mother Nature is speaking to us and she definitely has her own way of saying things.  The chill of the day belies the renewal of the earth.

If you look closely, you can see buds and new growth everywhere!

The field across the road is disked and harrowed--ready to grow a new crop.  It's a little early to plant most crops but there are a few that will survive a frost.

I love the way the sun shines on the bark of the tree.

Walter the Daredevil insisted that I take his picture.  Yes, he's a handsome boy!
I think these are daffodils.  We'll find out in a few weeks.
Looking across the Snake River to the Owyhee Mountains.
Yes, the Hearts of Owyhee series is set in a real place.
It's only the beginning of March but I'm absolutely aching to go buy starts for my garden.  Patience!  I. Must. Have. Patience.

In the meantime, I need to get this book finished so I can have a blast digging in the dirt.

Happy Reading!

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  1. It's fun when a book begins to figure out point of view. It's become popular to write in first person and some still trade points of view by giving the first person to different characters. Always something for writers to figure out for their own work.

    And on spring, even down here, the desert Southwest, I am eager for spring to show up. It's been a cooler than usual winter-- although no snow :). Bedding plants-- yes. Ones that the javelina don't dig up or eat.

    1. Bedding plants are hard to pass by, but we still have another 6 weeks before we can plant most of them. Might plant some radishes and spinach if I can get up the gumption to spade up the stock tank planters.

  2. I'm happy to know you're writing another Hearts of Owyhee book. I absolutely love that series! I may have mentioned that once or a hundred times.

    1. This one is in a multi-author series but is connected to the Hearts of Owyhee books. The heroine is Aurora, who we saw in Much Ado About Mail-Order Brides. I thought she needed a really special story (I admit, she was my favorite) so this book is a western historical fantasy romance. To be honest, that's my very favorite genre blend but it's not exactly a best-selling one. Sigh.

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  6. Jacquie, you're always so much fun and it shows in your stories. You say you have six weeks before planting....well, I've got to muster through almost three more months before the fear of frost is reduced. The Chinook wind these past few days has helped dry up the ice but there's still some in sheltered places. I love your photos and yes, Walter is a handsome fur-baby.

  7. Jacquie- The outdoors is calling my name too! I am aching to get out and clean the yard and plant a garden.
    Love your cat! He is quite handsome!


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