Monthly Archives: April 2021

Weekly writing check-in: in search of a title

I’m making progress on episode two on everything but a title. 

Generally, my Coffee and Ghost titles are ghost-related plays on words and puns. You know, like Ghost in the Coffee Machine or Nothing but the Ghosts (a play on the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth). 

And yes, clearly, I’m often the only one who finds them amusing. 

I’m stuck on what to call this particular episode because the only thing I want to call it is:

Misty Sandborne and the Vampire Husband

Which is really quite literal for me (and the story in question). So I’m pondering how to work ghosts into the title (because there will be more than vampire husbands in this episode, absolutely). 

I’m sure something will occur to me sometime before I’m ready to format this thing. Otherwise, I may just go with:

Misty Sandborne and the Vampire Husband Plus Some Ghosts

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Weekly writing check-in: April-ish

I did swim this week, oddly enough. True, episode two still doesn’t have a title. But it has a framework (i.e., outline), and I’ve started the actual writing. I’m pleased. I’m very pleased because I wasn’t sure I’d make it this far.

In other news, it’s very April-ish around here. It’s spring! No, it’s still winter! Wait, here’s spring. Ha, fooled you, pull on your wool coat.

I expect by the end of the month, things will have settled down.

In other news, I’m still missing the classic editor. I won’t tell you how long it took me to write out this post, but suffice to say: too long.

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Weekly writing check-in: The Haunting of Whiskers and Willow

I finished the short story I was working on. It will be part of the Coffee & Ghosts world. It clocked in at 4,600 words (give or take), and I’ll be sending it out to my newsletter as part of the launch of Season Four.

Mind you, I don’t plan on straining any muscles launching Season Four. I’ll get it out there into the world and then carry on with something else.

So now I turn my attention to episode 2, which doesn’t have a name and only the barest whispers of a plot. But I’m printing off all my notes and diving in.

I’ll let you know if I sink or swim.

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Weekly writing check-in: Hello, April! Farewell, classic editor.

The very latest update to WordPress has removed the classic editor I loved so much. True, there’s a kind of/sort of version of it that I’m using right now, but it’s not the same.

I’m not sure how I feel about this.

In other news, we’ve had a lovely Easter weekend, unseasonably warm and lots of sunshine.

I also did some work on a short story that may be part of the Coffee & Ghosts world, a mini-episode between 1 & 2 of Season Four.

But … I’m not sure how I feel about that either.

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