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Spring Dawn 1794

This is a regular occurrence for me when I write. Normally, on a day you see a blog post, that post is the first thing I do. I have developed a “habit” of global awareness time-wise for visitors: morning here in Europe is evening in India and eastwards, while in the Americas people will soon be waking up.

Any writing that day comes after that blog post. For example, not long after I posted here yesterday, I ended up writing a “1798” Tomorrow The Grace scene. It came to me based on a “brainstorm” I’d had literally then and there sitting in front of the PC.

[Tomorrow The Grace, front and back print covers. R. J. Nello, 2018.]

That is the sort of thing that comes from my writing approach to each day: “So, friends, what are we going to do today?” I consider what might be “happening” with “them.” And then I may just run with whatever comes to my mind.

A few hours later, however, I did something unusual…

[Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC. Photo by me, 2017.]

…when I decided to post a choice excerpt from that to Instagram in a “serial” format. I formatted it as a meme on five successive photos of that blue sky above the Lincoln Memorial. Immediately I realized I had to share it here this morning as well.

[Conventions: The Garden At Paris. Paperback. Photo by me, 2018.]

If you’ve read Conventions: The Garden At Paris, this recounting of a frightening confrontation shortly after dawn on a spring morning four years earlier, in 1794, may ring a bell – and it will also reveal some other things you did not know:

[1-5, From “Tomorrow The Grace,” by me.]

As I also wrote on Instagram, I do admit I think I got, uh, perhaps a bit carried away. It’ll be revised. That’s how it works.

Although as I look at it again now, it may not need too much changing.

Have a good day, wherever you are. 🙂

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