Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I am enjoying the unexpectedly cool breeze flowing in through the front window. Weather has been odd to say the least this summer. Normally August is blazing hot and dry, not so this time around. We haven't had the afternoon rainstorms since I was in college, and I am not going to share how long ago that was!
What did we do this week? With a short three weeks at home for Amanda, we have been powering through the to-do list. School prep, insurance changes, passport renewals, college essay writing, deadline checking . . . the list goes on. The good thing? The list is almost completely crossed out! Only a few items remain to tackle before Amanda heads back to campus on Saturday.
We had our final hurrah of the summer last night with going to the races!
A photo shoot, spring prep, and a lot of yarn coming in for projects for me happened with work this week. We have a new venture coming soon that I will be doing some knitting for, I have a crochet project to re-create for the spring issue, and a web post to make samples for images for. I love that both my knowledge of craft and my skills in it get put to use.
I have never heard of an author re-telling a story from another character's point of view and that is exactly what is happening here. It makes for a unique read because I already know the main plot points of the story and can focus on the differences that seeing things from another perspective brings. Another skill with writers that fascinates me is how voice is created. You know a different character is speaking. I first encountered this with Roger Zelazny and the Chronicles of Amber. The ability to do this is amazing. Phédre, the main pov in the original book, feels faster, think the rapids of a stream. Joscelin is the still pools in that same stream. Not slow, calmer more patient. It makes me read slower which is wonderful. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the author continues the concept with the other two books and adds a bit more of his lore into the world she has built.