If I had a penny for every day that has passed since my last blog posting, I’d have enough money for a movie ticket, maybe. But not in 3D or for popcorn and a coke. Needless to say (but I’m saying it anyway), a lot of time has gone by, so much in fact, that I had to Google a string of quoted words to even locate my blog. I searched for “Lisa Marlin” “penny chronicles” “wishing penny” “1973 cent,” etc., until finally! There it…I…was!
Recovering my sign-on name and password presented another challenge. If I had a penny for every email account and name change I’ve had in my lifetime, it’s quite possible I’d have enough money to make a movie! But I persisted and discovered the code to get here. Obviously.
So here we are again. Me and my penny stories.
On January 1, 2013, I resoluted [lisa-speak for made a resolution] to write 300 words a day on my penny novel. Or was it 300 syllables? Maybe letters. Whatever my pledge, I figure I still have plenty of time left in the year to catch up. As if. No, I won’t catch up. But I will start over, or at least from where I left off.
Callie is my 14-year-old main character. She’s been stuck in Albuquerque since early February, waiting for me to write her onto the next page. I left her holding a 1973 penny that she is attempting to trace back to one of its original owners before her medical condition worsens. Her recovery and the fate of a want-to-be rock star named Tommy hang in the balance and I’m the one holding the scale.