Happy New Year!
We are, at this point, a couple days into the new year, but as this is the first time we’ve seen each other since 2009, I thought it was appropriate. This week’s sticky is from Apollo and Daphne, and is probably the last of the NaNo 09 stickies we will be seeing for a while, because now my mind is back on Fie Eoin, and I’m typing up all of the handwritten Phooka Tales that I never bothered to type up last year so that I can work on editing it this year. I’m hoping to have a final draft ready to go out by November, but we will see how that goes. It turns out I’ve learned a lot about writing in the last year, and Phooka Tales needs a lot more work than I had originally envisioned.
But for today we will focus on Apollo, and Eros. Pretty much throughout the entire book Apollo wants to hit Eros. If you know the myth of Apollo and Daphne you know it actually starts with an argument between Apollo and Eros – with Apollo telling Eros that arrows aren’t toys and he should step aside and let the big boys play with them. Eros, of course, doesn’t appreciate being called a child and so makes Apollo fall in love with Daphne, and Daphne despise Apollo. It happens much the same way in my book, but with a much longer time frame (and fewer arrows). So this scene is Eros taunting Apollo, and Apollo almost punching him (for the third or fourth time). Daphne stops him, but Eros has already caused enough trouble between them that it doesn’t keep Apollo away for long, and near the end of the book he finally gets in that one good punch.
I hope your 2010 starts off with that one good punch – something to kick start the new year and the new goals you have set for yourself. As for me, I’ll be getting back to Phooka Tales now, because I have a busy year ahead of me as far as editing. And maybe next week I’ll bring you a sticky from the new story that has been milling about in my brain. I think you’ll like it.