Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mine!

My current WIP is about a silkie.  A creature that is a seal in the water and a human on land.  As I initially tried to explain that concept to The Engineer he shook his head and said "So, it's about a demon walrus?"  Now that is how he explains it to everyone.  He very nicely suggested I should title it Demon Walrus.

When our son was born he was given a bunch of squishy bath toys.  Yep, one of them was a walrus.


OK, so he may be purple and he doesn't look much like a demon but I liked him so I swiped him from my son's toys.  Now he sits watching over my keyboard making sure his story is told right. 

This morning Truck Boy was sitting on my lap as we watched something on the computer and he saw the walrus.  "Have it?"  he asked.  "No, it's mommy's."  He then informed me it was his.  Being the wonderful mom that I am I didn't give it back.  I distracted him with something else and all was good.  For now.  I like my Demon Walrus. 

Do any of you have anything special on your desk, anything that makes you smile when things get difficult then get back to work?

12 comments:

  1. LOL! Demon Walrus. Hilarious. Your WIP sounds awesome!

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  2. LOL Demon Walrus! And Purple too? LOL

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  3. J.L. maybe I should put a demon walrus in my story. Who wouldn't want to read about a demon walrus?

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  4. The demon walrus that haunts little selkie children's dreams!

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  5. Demon Walrus!
    I have lucky rocks and photo of my hubby at age 11.

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  6. I like the idea of the photo! How cool. And I LOVE rocks. I was pretty sad when we moved to Georgia, there are hardly any here.

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  7. Oh that is just adorable!
    But yea, I love the idea of having talismans to guide your writing. I've got lots of images and words but nothing tangible like that - mainly cos I write longhand anywhere I can.
    One thing I would like, though, is Rosa's bracelet...

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  8. Ooo, Rosa's bracelet. You know Dee-Ann does custom jewelry, wonder if she could come up with something. I'd like to have a place to put quotes and things for when I write but right now my desk is in front of a window.

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  9. I've asked! But I think she said the one I found an image from was... well, I forgot her reason [g] Someday!

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  10. My gelding, Druid, is actually the star of the book I have out on submission. He's a daily reminder of my made-up world :0)

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