Six Sentence Sunday #3

Welcome to this weeks SSS! As with last weeks, this is taken from my current work in progress. Waldo and Elmore have been preparing for the race around Mount Karoagana and have suffered a few mishaps along the way!

Waldo shouted above the roar of the crowds as he ignited the powder in the small dish suspended on the frame. A bright flash dazed the crowds momentarily as the powder ignited, releasing a shower of hot sparks, until only an iridescent blue flame remained. As Elmore released the ropes from his iron grip, the balloon began rising.

“Wahoooo! It’s working Elmore, it’s actually working!” Waldo beamed at the now silent crown as the balloon carried him higher into the sky. He leaned over the edge of the wicker basket and waved a final farewell to Elmore as the winds carried him towards the mountains.

And there you have it! Comments and feedback welcomed. I hope you enjoyed them and come visit next week for another six. For more great windows into people’s work, please visit Six sentence Sunday here or join in with your own as I did!

Sometimes we need reminding

I thought I’d share with you one of the quotes that I have pinned to my inspiration board. It’s one I found while researching on the internet but no longer have the source of. I often read this out loud to myself as a reminder that sometimes, you just need to be patient. It’ll all come together at the end.

“Sometimes, writers stand still in a story. Sometimes, writers just don’t go anywhere with the words. Sometimes, the words are quicksand and the writer is just stuck there, ankle-deep, sinking without knowing how to get loose. There’s no rope to grab (not yet), no helping hand, no good way out. The writer is trapped (trapped in his or her own anxiety and panic, usually), and the adventure is how to get unstuck so you can reach that ancient temple in the middle of the jungle where the treasure, dragons, flying bunnies, prince-you-got-to-save — pick your poison — is waiting for you.

Nothing is going to stop you, of course. Not this little bit of sand sucking on your ankles. You’ll calm down and get loose, with a bit of grit and stubbornness, common sense, and good attitude.

If you are stuck, you will be fine. Nothing sinks forever. Nothing stands still forever.”

Blog Roll

On the right of my main blog page you’ll see my new Blog Roll list! These are the blogs and webpages my fellow aspiring authors, a number of which are enrolled in one of the many Writers Bureau courses like I am. We’ve banded together to provide a network of support, critiques and people who will pick you up after a knock back.

Blogs can be a great source of ideas and inspiration, handy hints and tips, as well as having like-minded people to bounce off. The list will grow as new blogs and websites are developed.

So please show them some love!