Of Typewriters and Flowers
Which … is ridiculously vague, but there you have it.
OTHER STUFF IS HAPPENING.
Hopefully, by this point, you are ridiculously excited. You’re sitting there at your laptop*, screaming and jumping up and down**, and everyone is giving you weird looks, but you ignore them.
Because there’s no such thing as normal. Moving on.
*Or … holding your iPhone … or however the kids are doing it these days.
**while you’re sitting. I honestly don’t know how this works.
The title may have been kind of confusing until you spied the graphic. “Oh, she’s acquired an old electric typewriter and is now going to brag on it … how fun ….”
Well, no. Well, yes, actually. I am going to brag a little bit because IT IS SO FREAKIN’ COOL GUYS I CAN’T EVEN!
However, the main portion of this post will consist of me talking about what I’ve been doing with that typewriter (along with some incredibly blurred photos; I still haven’t learn how to use the new camera I got for my birthday).
Now, flowers have always been something I’ve admired and liked … but I’ve never been obsessed with them. Sure, I use them on my blog (and so do many popular bloggers), but … I’m not specially attached to them. I just like them because they’re pretty and feminine and romantic.
But … I know someone who is kinda obsessed with flowers. And that is my very own Adele Collier (or Kee, depending on where she is in her life).
As some of you may remember, I wrote a sequel to The Lady of the Vineyard for Christian readers only (Flowers) and published it on my blog. And obviously it needed a lot of editing, but y’all were fairly supportive.
And … kinda just put it aside.
And it was put aside.
Until this July.
As you know, I was on an enforced hiatus throughout much of July and part of this month, and I was bored stiff.
So … I got out the typewriter.
I’d kind of known it was up in the closet, but I’d never actually been curious enough to find it and drag it down.
But there it is! In all its typewritery glory. The sound it makes is so awesome, and it’s … it’s just fun. I feel old-fashioned (even though it’s electric; my mom kept it from when she was little or something like that?) when I type on it, which is very satisfactory for me.
So. We’ve laid out all the basics. And here’s what I did with that typewriter.
That’s right! I typed up the entirety of Flowers! I made some revisions while doing this. I think the book ended up worse off than when I started (as you can see, my typing skills, minus backspace, are none too perfect!), but it was fun.
Now I’m working on typing it up on the computer.
What will happen to Flowers after that?
Glad you asked, Clyde! (That’s your name now. I want you to start introducing yourself as “Clyde” to everyone you meet. Because that’s your name. Don’t worry; it’ll catch on …)
After I get it all typed up, I’m going to be publishing it!
So … eventually I will need beta-readers. Stay tuned.
Keep in mind, though, that it’s good ol’ Christian fiction (unlike TLOTV), so it’s definitely not everyone’s cup o’ tea … even more so than historical fiction. (Which most people dislike for some reason? *says the girl who basically just reads hifi*)
I’ve yet to decide on an official publishing date for this novelette, but it may be sometime this winter. I won’t be doing a blog tour or anything, though. Maybe just a one-day blog party or something.
This is more important!
I HAVE A NEW WEBSITE!
That’s right. Weebly didn’t end up working for me, y’know? I’m just a WordPress girl. Nothing else works the way I want it to.
Without further ado …
Eventually, I’ll be buying a custom domain and theme, but right now it’s just kellynrothauthor.wordpress.com, which I admit is ridiculously similar to kellynroth.wordpress.com (Reveries!).
Hopefully not too many people will get mixed up by this, though. *clears throat*
Yeah, lots of people are gonna get mixed up by this …
Anyway, it’s still a work-in-progress. I’ll be making some improvements over the next couple days, though, hopefully.
On that note …
If you see links to my old Weebly website floating around, let me know! I want to get rid of that link and replace it with the new one ASAP!
An Additional (Last) Announcement
I have a Twitter account!
Okay, I don’t have a Twitter account. I’m not allowed to have a Twitter account. But I did create one, so I’m prepared for when my parents (miraculously) give me permission. Which may be sometime after 2020. *nods*
So … it’s there? I can’t use it and it’s useless, but it’s there?
I’m such a goof sometimes.
Have you ever typed on an old typewriter? Typed a story on an old typewriter? What (creative) things have you done when you’re off technology? Are you excited for Flowers? Did you notice my graphics? That I messed with HTML? (It’s all May’s fault.) On that note, am I imitating you too much, May? I feel like I am. But … I liked pink first? 😉 Yeah, I have no excuse …