It’s official. I’ve been saying that the Hollows will end at 12 or 13, and after a couple of weeks plotting out book 12, I realize there’s a book 13 in there to get to the ending I want. :-) So it’s back to my index cards and handwritten pages for another week to plot this baby out since it comes first. I’ll be borrowing a bit of the character movement from the previously plotted book because it’s time to move forward with a few things, but for the most part, I’ll be touching on a few issues that need settling before I call it quits. It felt rushed, and now it doesn’t.
I hope you all had a great April 1st. I think Mother Nature is having the last laugh on me. I got outside maybe once, and it was miserable and cold. The sun never came out, and the ground was too wet to work with. I’m frustrated and in a bad mood, which is not a good way to start your work week. But it’s warm in my office. I’ve got six orchids that are blooming and some of my seeds I’ve started have germinated. Four of the orchids started blooming way back in early Feb and are just about done, but two just opened up and should be with me for a while yet. One that I though was on his way out decided to push out a few more buds, which has the potential to make this the longest blooming orchid I’ve ever had.
The orchid I’ve got picture here is really cool. Unlike a lot of orchids that open up a new bud every few weeks or so, this one opens them all up at once. I think they look like birds coming down on prey. They have a very delicate scent, too. Mud can tell me what it is. I don’t remember. -laugh-