Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The Terror of Chapter 7

Bloggie friends here I am tap tapping away on my keyboard in my little office area and tearing my hair out by my Chapter 7 (eeek I switch points of view mid way and didn’t realise!!) when outside of my window I hear a familiar

“Ting-ting-ting-ting–a–ling-ling”

[Yes, bloggie friends the sound of a bell on a cat collar]

I stare out and what do I see???

This:

I’m like "Charlie! Noooooooo!"

Only cos the garden he wants to jump into is owned by a real life police husband and wife team with two gorgeous black cats that Charlie terrorises I mean visits frequently to say hello, please be my friend.

Charlie says: No I don’t. I go there to show them whose boss.

Meanwhile back to tearing my hair out...!
:-)

Have a toe tapping Tuesday everyone!

34 comments:

Kea said...

Come back, Charlie!!!! :-)

Best of luck; I'm so impressed you are up to chapter 7 already. Wow! Kudos to you!

Big smooches to daring Charlie, of course.

The Teacher's Pets said...

Thank you for always being such a faithful commenter on my blog! You are too kind! I juggle pet sitting and blogging and that means that sometimes I can't do both and that's why I haven't written to you lately.
I admit I am lost about your chapters here and wonder if you are writing a book for publishing....I will re-check your previous blogs to find out though!
I thought it was both funny and harrowing that your Charlie is persistent about making friends with the next door cats and I hope Charlie returned home unscathed. I do not let our 2 cats out of the house alone b/c I am an overprotective cat mom but I do take Henry out with me but he is wearing a harness attached to a very long leash! He loves it very much!

ABBY said...

OH DEAR!

Charlie come back!

purrin

xo

*holdin kitty breath*
Abby

m.q said...

o0o0...Charlie wants to meet some furry friends

The Creek Cats said...

Oh Charlie, you're just so neighborly!

TK and Squashies said...

Oh NO! Charlie be careful! That is a beautiful fence you are walking on. But have a care, you could fall into the den of kitties on the other side.
Good luck with Chapter 7!

Theresa Milstein said...

Look at Charlie so balanced!

Chapter 7?! You rock! I am amazed how you're booking through this. All these classes and writing prompts was leading to this.

Have a great week!

KarenG said...

Charlie is such an adventuresome guy! And friendly! And I'm so excited that you're writing all the way up to Chap. 7, so a novel? A memoir? I think I might have missed a few posts about what you are working on.

Katnip Lounge said...

Charlie is actually a Cat Police Detective...he goes next door to check up on things...and be friendly with the locals. Really!

Good luck with the revisions...Chapter 8, next!

The Chair Speaks said...

Love how you cancel out the word 'terrorises'.
So on one side of the wall, human is boss and on the other the cat is boss. LOL!

Susan Fields said...

Good luck with chapter 7! And I think it's sweet that Charlie wants to make friends with his neighbors. :)

Bossy Betty said...

Oh my! Hope you have some hair left!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

First, I hope you stopped writing and saved Charlie.

Second, in Chapter 7--Did you change POV for the rest of the book of just for a short period? Which POV feels right? I would change the ms to the POV that "feels" right for the story. Best wishes...

Remember it's IDSKFY week!

Jacqueline said...

Maybe you should walk away from writing for a few hours or a day, read a book, watch a movie=just get away and go back to Chapter 7 with fresh eyes and a clear perspective about where you want to take it...Just my thoughts, what do I know about writing?!!...Hang in there, Jenn...Impressed with Charlie's climbing and balance skills; hope that gorgeous boy came home soon from terrorizing, er, befriending the neighbor kitties...xo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Simon Kewin said...

Hope you don't tear all your hair out.

Are POV switches really so bad? I know people always say, ooh, don't do it mid-chapter, the reader will explode with confusion etc., but published books do it all the time I find. I find it rather exhilirating.

Just a thought. Have a productive Tuesday. Wish I was writing - am currently "working" at the day job!

Talli Roland said...

You show your MS who's boss, Old Kitty! You can do it - or at least stop tearing your hair out!

Al said...

I switch POV in my chapters. But I actually have insert break and spell it out with a sub-title.

I guess Charlie needs to practice on the neighbours' cats so he remembers how to keep you in line :-)

Winston said...

It's important to show others who is boss - good work Charlie!

Debs said...

Eeek. Don't do it Charlie!

Ann said...

Well done on getting to chapter 7. May the flow of words continue. Don't follow Charlies example by sitting on the fence!!!LOL. Hope you are feeling better. Have a wonderful day.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie has a head for heights too it seems - we're glad he has some friends living close by - he could have been lonely without them to go round and meow to while you are editing your book.

Marg said...

Charlie, you had better come home. How will Mom ever finish Chapter 7?? We need to get on with Chapter 8, so Charlie get your cute butt home and quit visiting the neighbors.
Hope you have a great writing day.

India Drummond said...

My cat made me take the bell off her collar, because she can't stand it. Poor birds in our neighbourhood have definitely thinned out. At least Charlie's victims have some warning!

Hart Johnson said...

Good luck with the editing! I hear you on that misbehaving PoV (I had a warbling tense not long ago).

And OH, Charlie! Stop that! *giggles*

Sammy and Andy said...

We've brought glue with us so you can glue the hair you've pulled out back on your head!!!!!!!!!

YAY, Charlie, we're happy to hear you
keep the neighbors in line!!!!!!

xxxxxxxxxx

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He zapped you back to reality, didn't he?

Brian said...

Charlie, get back inside and catch Mom's hair!!!

Words A Day said...

very impressed with charlie's exciting life! good luck with chapter seven - keep tap, tapping!

Words A Day said...

very impressed with charlie's exciting life! good luck with chapter seven - keep tap, tapping!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Charlie we think you are getting a little to bold with the neighbor cats - you might want to pull back on that a bit!

notesfromnadir said...

O.K.,
Yeah, those POV's can switch up on you. But it's only a 1st draft, don't worry about it. Make a note of it & continue on fearlessly.

Charlie, play nice!

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Charlie--DUDE, come back--you got it made with the typin' human girl! Hey, at least your human DOES write!!

And ya know, I'm like the Teacher's Pet--you show up on my blog pert near everyday. And I'm humbled--you show ME what can be done if you put your mind to it!

Noir

Keep on writin'!

Rene said...

Oh Charlie, you are just a social kitteh aren't you?

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Charlie! Don't terrorize .. uh, visit the kitties of police neighbors.