It’s Friday, and boy am I ready for it. Yesterday’s explosion of the plot for book 12 went extremely well. Right during my morning work I finally found the missing element that tied into both the story plot and the emotional plot. It created the four chapters worth of material that I needed and it fit in super with what I was aiming for. I had to sharpen my five pencils three times to get it all down instead of the usual once, but it’s done and I’m ready to rock and roll.
It never ceases to amaze me how the subconscious can juggle handfuls of “stuff” and in one “ah ha!” moment, create an option that takes care of three things at once. It reminds me of how many authors become overnight successes after 20 years of work–an entire week of work distilled into six hours of reconstruction, and a plot is born.
If you’re in Michigan, you probably got socked with freezing temps last night. I covered two of my most tender plants, a climbing hydrangea and a small cherry tree. The cherry tree will be fine even if I didn’t cover it, but I might have lost this year’s cherries, and I have a feeling that this year’s crop might be damaged. (MI is a big producer of them, like FL and oranges.) It’s supposed to freeze tonight as well. I’m still going to play in the dirt.
I hope that your Easter and/or Passover are joyful and full of good stuff. :-) I love it when the holidays coincide so closely. It feels very back to the roots to me.