Water, One-Line Wednesday and Writing

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IMG_0067Today’s one-line Wednesday (#1linewed) theme on Twitter is water. For one-line Wednesday, you post a line from your current work-in-progress, or “WIP” as the cool kids say, that fits that theme.

When I saw “water,” I thought, oh no. Two works-in-progress (the great WIPs vs. WsIP debate rages on in my brain) and no references.

Uh, no.

Both of them, thus far, have 16 references. Yes, exactly 16. Yes, I also thought that was weird. One is complete; one is famously incomplete as it is lacking an ending. “Famously” on this blog, anyway.

As I perused the uses of “water,” combing for tidbits to tweet, I saw they weren’t intrusive and they didn’t particularly draw attention, at least in most of the sentences. Still, I found it funny that I couldn’t recall a single use in either manuscript.

And for anyone who hasn’t read my cozy mystery, Her Cousin, Much Removed — the sequel being one of the WIPs/WsIP — Venetia, the protagonist, works at a place called Water Me Green.

Water. Me Green. Hmm.

Clearly I’ve disconnected from the individual words themselves required to build a story, and instead focused on their effect when all piled together. The wall instead of the bricks.

But that’s what makes this twitter game interesting. Sometimes it forces you to pull a brick out here and a brick out there and examine your choice of building materials.

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