Yep, we made it to another one, and I”m excited to hit some plant stores and replace my dead-uglies this weekend. (Two weeks of 90-100 degree temps was really hard on my newly planted bushes.) I’m also looking for a few tables to put plants on this winter because I can’t seem to stop buying those discounted orchids. ($2.50? seriously?) and any old table won’t do. I’d really prefer an old, marble top that was once used to support a hall mirror/hat rack, but they don’t sell them separate very often, so I’ll likely just get an inexpensive rack until the universe aligns. Round it out with a stint of mowing, and I think I’ve got my weekend planned.
Work went pretty well this week, with me finishing the rough draft for the Meg short about a week early, mostly because it came in at about 60 manuscript pages instead of the expected 100, which is cool because that means I have more space for other stuff. I like the size of it, and I have all my logic ducks and rules for this new paranormal critter in a row. All of which means I can turn my attention to Grace. (happy sigh)
I’m going to be brave this time, and not even open the file on her, and just start to write . . . See what happens. NOT!!!! No, I’ll probably spend the weekend thinking about what I’d like to share that I know about her, and use what I don’t know to drive the story. Introduce the characters and magic, what moves Grace, what her Achilles heel is. I don’t want to go too far back, but it will have the feel of a prequel. Maybe plot out enough material for 60-80 pages . . .
And then I’ll just start to write . . .
P.S. Keep an eye out Monday for a Manic Monday give away of the Truth Books.