Wednesday, January 5, 2011

NEW CREATION BLOBGFEST!



Summer Ross @ My Inner Fairy is hosting her second blogfest- A New Creation. All you need to do is take the last line from a former project and the first line from a new work you are thinking about writing. It is such a fun way to start off the new year. So please to forget to hop over to her blog and wish her a happy 29th birthday ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUMMER!.

Summer is also starting an exciting new series you don't want to miss. So pop back there on Thursday. http://summersvoice.blogspot.com/

Here is my entry: The last sentence in A WILLOW'S TALE ....

"Dak my loyal friend ... anything is possible."

"Why would anyone name a fat cat Foucault?"

This is a picture book project I have been thinking about creating. Foucault is a grumpy, adorable cat that is owned by close friends. They named him after the famous French Philosopher Michel Foucault. Odd, right? So he (Foucault the cat) gave me the idea to do some funny illustrations featuring him.

Add this to the list of other projects I have planned for this year. I just need to get cracking for the next few weeks to finish my entry for ABNA ... THE BLINDED GARDENER still needs another 20,000 words. Wish me luck ...

32 comments:

  1. Hi,

    1) philosophical first sentence!

    2) LOL: classic reply, if this happened to be from one piece of work. ;)

    best
    F

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  2. Wonderful...the last sentence is Casablanca-esque and I love it when cats have such splendid names!

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  3. I echo Francine's comments; the two sentences do seem to go together. The first one is perfect and the second made me laugh - I'm intrigued!

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  4. Why would anyone name a fat cat Foucault? As you said, anything is possible.
    And you can do it! 20,000 words is nothing.

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  5. Hi, Michael! I think a fat cat named Foucault is downright fabulous!

    I'm with Alex--- 20k is nothing. You can do it!! :)

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  6. I kinda want to put that second sentence on a t-shirt.

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  7. brilliant sentences! Your first one intrigues me to know what happened before- and your new one sounds like so much fun. Thank you for the awesome shout out about my series. Thank you fairy much for the birthday wishes and participating! Happy writing!

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  8. Great ending line. That's right up there with "This looks like the start of a beautiful friendship."

    And just from that opening line, I want to know everything about Foucault.

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  9. Interesting lines! I like the last line the best.

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  10. Awesome! Keep us posted on how it goes!

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  11. Coolness! Those two sentences feel like they go together! And I love the name Foucault. :-)

    Good luck with all of your writing projects, Michael!

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  12. #1 Great line.

    #2 Makes purrfect sense, with the commentary you supplied.

    Best of luck with the WIP.

    Peace,
    Sean

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  13. Great entries! Best of luck reaching 20k by the ABNA deadline! You can do it!

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  14. Fantastic sentences! I love unique names for cats and this one is a true original.

    ~bru

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  15. Those are both great. Philosophy and humor!

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  16. LOL, why indeed! I like the sound of your cat book and those sentences.
    I am posting my entry tomorrow as a scheduled post though I'll be away from my computer all day tomorrow. :O)

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  17. I liked both sentences, Michael. The cat one could certainly have endless possibilities.

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  18. You have some great projects ahead. And though the stories are so different, the sentences go together well.
    CD

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  19. Love the name of the cat. I hope you will post some of those pictures. Good luck with all your projects.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  20. I love that ending - it made me smile. Your fat cat question had me wondering too. :)

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  21. Great name for a cat, but I found myself trying variations on pronunciation, now being very much into French. How would you say it? Usually half the letters are silent, in French. ;o)

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  22. Hello!

    I'm blowing in from Summer's blogfest!

    Last sentence: Great ending!! It's like Casablanca's "this could be a start of a beautiful friendship"!!

    First sentence: Wonderful!!! Why indeed?

    Take care
    x

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  23. Hey, don't sweat it, you can do 20k in a week. Just don't send it to me to critique. :) (you know what I mean)
    erica

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  24. YES! post pics! You have so many ideas! I have no doubt your novel will be done for ABNA!!! christy

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  25. I wish you not only luck but inspiration to write riveting prose!

    Love the cat line for the first sentence : whimsical and intriguing.

    The last sentence gives a sense of completion, yet stirings of further adventures. Great job.

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  26. Michael, I wanted to see your entry before I do some writing (after working all day)-- the first sentence is almost classic. A great way to close a story. And the second is a nice, well somebody else used whimsical but whimsical is a great word for it-- and a name like Foucault! The idea is sounds great! Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you but I'm sure you can make get it done! You know I'm cheering for you!

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  27. "Foucault"; amazing imagery. Fits well with the "anything is possible" sentiment.

    ........dhole

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  28. I want to see the fat cat book! FUN! Great sentences. :)

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  29. Young man! I think u are multi talented, I read the first sentence and thot to myself - this is how a book should end and then focault the fat cat? genius! he is going to be right up there with smelly cat

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  30. Great lines. Love the cat's name. Makes me smile.

    I gave you an award on my blog.

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  31. Michael ... I am curious about both lines ... I must ditto the comment that the last line was circa Casablanca. Love it.

    The first line is funny and having owned a really fat cat ... I loved the name.

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  32. Why not name any sort of cat after Michel Foucault? :-D

    Thanks for taking part in the blogfest, and sharing your words. I signed up late, but I'd love to hear what you think of my entry.

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