|The Twisted Climb - Darkness Descends|
Book 2 of the Award-winning Twisted Climb series
We've all been through this scenario: You're chatting with someone, face to face, and you notice they have salad-schmegma lodged between their two front teeth... do you tell them right away? Or do you overtly begin to slide your tongue over your own front teeth in the hope they mirror your actions?
Of course, the proper thing to do is to tell them, right?
How about when your partner is cutting porcelain tile with a wet saw and over the course of the afternoon, begins to look like a cement monster - a man with cement-schmegma on his face. (How do you like my new word - schmegma (pronounced shmeg-ma). Definition: detritus of any variety, usually found on the human anatomy.) So, do I tell him right away? Well, I didn't.
|Ian goofing off after cutting drywall for the soon-to-be coat closet.|
|Me goofing around.|
|Cement floor prepped and tiles dry-fitted and cut.|
|Ian is such a character - great cement face :)|
|Tile laid and cleaned up (Ian, that is). |
Grout saved for another day...
Laying tile is like writing a story. It's one piece at a time, one episode at a time, one character at a time. You bring them all together and if you've done a good job, the story, like the tile, is a perfect fit. It took me almost a year to write The Twisted Climb and about nine months to write the sequel, Darkness Descends. The characters, the plot and their adventures combined to make an award-winning series. If you haven't checked them out, you really should. You can find them here:
And I have to be honest. I'd really rather write than lay tile. True story.
Be safe everyone!
The Twisted Climb - Darkness Descends (Book 2)
voted BEST Young Adult Book 2018, Critters Readers Poll and Best YA Book FINALIST at The Word Guild, Canada
The Twisted Climb,
voted BEST Young Adult Book 2016, P&E Readers Poll
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