Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trip to Beaufort, SC - Day 4

This morning I woke up early, and worked some. Then got ready and went out.

I drove down Robert Small Pkwy. I was looking for a Christian bookstore to see if they had a copy of Lost In NashVegas, but no luck. Well, to be honest, I couldn't find the store.

So, I drove toward Burton over the Parris Island bridge. It's so beautiful here. The water is glassy, though shallow and the foliage is just now starting to turn. Not meaning to drive so far, I turned around and ended up heading toward Ladys Island and Hunting Island. Very beautiful. Beach and live oaks dripped with Spanish moss.

I met Catherine, my chamber of commerce liaiason, and went to lunch at the Shrimp Shack. I had a fried shrimp burger. Yum. Most awesome. We dropped the convertible top and drove back toward Hunting Island with a stop off at Gay's Shrimp something place. I interviewed Charles Gay. Very funny. We had a good time talking shrimping. I mean, I asked the questions, he answered them. Not going to deny I got a couple of odd looks.

Came home and worked on my WIP, then tried to watch Gilmore Girls but it was a rerun. Bummer.

Doing my best not to be discouraged. It's so much a part of the journey. But starting a story is dang hard. I worked all evening on the story. I highly recommend Noah Lukeman's, "The Plot Thickens." I've been going through it page by page because he ask good character questions.

Tomorrow is my last day here, then I'm going up to Helen, Georgia for a retreat.

Peace out.


Lynette Sowell said...

Work on that story stew! Sounds like it'll be delicious once you figure out what's in it. :)

Rebekah said...

Paris Island is where Chuck's brother went to boot camp. We went down when he graduated so I can picture where youre at

Joel Hayes said...

Lynett wants stew. I'll have sliced beef brisket smothered in BBQ sauce on a bun, with fries of course.