I’m finally digging in again on PORTRAIT. This week I managed to pull together over a thousand words. It really shouldn’t be that difficult. I try not to get jealous when my Facebook friends manage to pull together three or four thousand words a day. But one of the problems with this chapter is that my characters are moving through the Seiser Alm, the Alpe di Siusi. It’s a high alpine meadow surrounded by some of the most amazing rock formations in the world. So my job is to evoke the the stunning views without completely slowing things down. Not easy! I’ve spent a lot of time going through family pictures of our trips to the Dolomites as well as checking out various videos on YouTube. It’s extremely convenient to have tourists film the very lifts that my characters are taking.