In A Nutshell
As you do not know (laugh out loud) I am a lifelong fan of Food Network’s Chopped. The high pressure intensity. The suspense from opening baskets. Having no clue how to make a delicacy out of a strange, exotic item. The giant clock on the wall ticking away. Judges pulled from the culinary gods, expecting nothing but perfection.
It’s amazing. Unmatched to any other cooking show.
That sums up my first day.
I felt like I was in a pressure cooker. There were competing priorities. By the time I could get my notebook out to write my first 1000 words, it was 8 p.m. And yes; I am handwriting. It is easier for my thoughts to flow.
Rosalind: First Pages
Remember, I told you that I was going to work on Rosalind for my project.
Chapter One begins with a wedding on an autumn day.
Everyone is seated in this lovely chapel, waiting with expectation for the ceremony to proceed. There is a groom standing at the altar, appearing nervous about the whole affair. Rosalind, the protagonist, is introduced as one of the invited guests.
She knows the groom well as he is her ex-fiancee. It was too late for her to leave, as she made a promise to attend the wedding. The orchestra strikes up the familiar classical strains. Rosalind witnesses Benedict, her ex-fiancee, the man she had given her heart to for four years, turn to face the congregation. He has that glow on his face. The kind he used to have for her, but this time…
It was for his soon-to be husband, Rupert.
Cue: time to leave.
On her way to the hospital, she gets a phone call about her young cancer patient. It was what she feared. Before she could even head to attend to her patient, her best friend Nicola delivers crushing news. The Pediatric Oncology Wing is going to be shut down due to lack of funding.
And that is where I stopped writing.
Grand total: 703 words.
Gordon Ramsay is my BFF in my head. Here’s a fun fact: we were both born on the same day.
So, that’s it really. I will let you know how Day 2 fares.
In the meantime, take care. Be safe. Don’t forget to say a prayer for our brothers and sisters in war-torn countries around the world.