a touch of Sun and Mercury
April 13, 2011 10 Comments
The sun in Aries is initiating energy (spring!) and lots of my friends and family have new ventures planned! New jobs, new homes, new life plans, and a plethora of weddings and babies. This gives me a nice distraction from news of disasters, deaths, financial and government crisis, and holes in airplanes. My intent is to spend as much time where the sun shines. Or as today, outside in the sun between bouts of hail.
Now to the Mercury aspects – it is retrograde and the flavor until the 23rd is revision and regroup. I’d like to add a the word “respect” to the trickster energy of Mercury this month.
Today I began rewrites of Chapter Nine. It’s an important chapter with a dramatic water rescue and shows the depth of the heroes issues. I began the rewrite to remove a 4th POV character from the novel. While it was fun writing from her perspective it really diluted dramatic impact. The main action was related in retrospect instead of on the page in present time.
Instead I researched the type of boat involved, including engine size, and charted the river route the hero had to take to determine how long before he arrived on the scene. Then I realized why I’ve kept this book on-the-self since it was originally created. The story triggers memories of loss. The loss of river adventures that I adored so much I wrote a whole novel around them.
This is a good clarity for the character issues in the novel. My personal memories are more nostalgic than sad now because I’m focused on exciting potentials not just in the book but in my life. This is why I’ve added respect to all the “re” words associated to Mercury retrogrades.
Revision, regroup, retrospect, and remember, so we can respect who we are and how we embrace why we live. That’s where I am, in the midst of multiple projects with my mother-of-the-bride role on my current agenda.
Now I have to add a link for all of you to check out Megan MacGreggor’s beautiful dolphin art. Enjoy!