I took an allergy pill last night around 9:30 and by 10:30 I was conked out. For the first time in over a week I had a nice, deep fitful sleep. Granted there were some very strange dreams, one involving some of the people in the documentary, Taking It Off - the weight loss show that's on Life. Weird. Maybe I've been working out too hard this week...
I haven't said much about what's going on with the writing for the past few of days, so here's an update. I'm printing my day sheet as I write this, and once it's done I'm going to go upstairs and review what I have. I know, as usual, I dropped some story threads as I was doing the scene capsules, so I'll have to pick them back up again. I also need to beef up the internal conflict for Isabel. She was abandoned by her father after her mother's death, that's gotta cause some issues I'm thinking. And I realized that Devlin's mother may have been mad. I'm not sure yet. Further testing is required. But if she was, well that explains so much about he poor boy and his hang-ups. Oops, he's glaring at me from his picture on my storyboard. Well, if you're going to pull that kind of an attitude, I might as well just stick your picture up there for everyone to see. Take that. Teach you to look at me that way.
Anyway...back at Rancho del Write-oh...the day sheet is done, the story evolution is inputted into scene capsules for the formatted outline and about half of those have been tagged, but I stopped doing that part way through deciding to get the whole thing down first and then go back just in case I needed to revise a bit first.
Starting Monday, I am going to set Desire & Brimstone aside to percolate and start cutting my 100 pages off of The Outlaw Bride. I need to finish something and get it off. It's starting to feel like I have too many dangling participles.
I've gone back and forth trying to decide whether or not to use the FD30 method to edit TOB and I think I've finally decided it'll be the quickest way - breaking it into scene caps and figuring out what can be dropped, what can be combined and what story threads I left stranded without giving a resolution to. Which of course means I will need to snag my FD30 book back from my brother who has borrowed it, so I can reread the revision section again. I only skimmed it the first time so I need a refresher. I'd like to have TOB ready to go out by the end of the month.
Let's see, what else? Ah yes, I had over 100 six inch squares dropped off to me the other day for my Project Linus chapter (we knit, crochet, quilt and sew handmade blankets for children who are sick or in need). So I have to start piecing those together then teach myself how to crochet the squares together. That should be...uh...fun. I also have Christmas presents I have to get the jump on making so people aren't getting an I.O.U. in the gift bags. Luckily I have a Nothing Weekend planned so I might actually get most of that done. Housework is getting done tonight so I don't have to deal with that on the weekend, leaving me free and clear. And then next weekend is the shopping spree. Maxx is coming up for the weekend and we are going to do a little retail therapy. My favorite kind.