Good morning! Welcome to this writer’s workspace. Here’s what’s happening liiiiiiiiiiiiiive at Miranda’s desk:
What I’m working on: As we’re in the death throes of the Fall semester, a lot of my time’s been taken up with writing and grading exams for my World Prehistory class. But, I have managed to squeeze in some writing. In particular, I’ve been working on “Absent,” the novel I started for NaNoWriMo. In the section I’m reworking today, one of my protagonists searches for a missing girl in an Ice Age snowstorm.
Snippet from the screen: “Nick braced himself against the slap of the wind and staggered forward. The trees loomed, ominous shadows in the wintry gale, but his headlamp cast a reassuring glow on the snowdrifts and he felt the firm grip of the climbing rope encircling his waist.”
On my iTunes: Baby Please Come Home (Christmas), by Mariah Carey. Yes, it’s THAT time of year again.
In my mug: trusty, trusty English Breakfast tea
Keeping me company: with the onset of the cold weather, the Overseer has taken to seeking out unconventional warm nooks and crannies in our apartment. Exhibit A:
Out my window: It’s gotten downright bone-chilling in New York these last few days. And, of course, the cranky heating system in our building has been having it’s annual temper tantrum. Workmen have been tromping in and out all hours of the day and casting a judgmental eye on my stylish work-from-home ensembles…. What? That sweatshirt looks hot! Anyway, it’s cold.
Well, that’s all from here folks! After all, I’ve got writing to do. But, I’d love to hear what you all are up to…get in the holiday spirit and share, share, share.
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