The economy must not be doing so great. I didn’t get a single free calendar in the mail at the end of last year. Not from my alma mater. Nothing from our insurance agent. No calendar love at all.
Since I can’t function without a calendar (I’ve been scheduling everything in my head and if you’ve been around me for any length of time, you’d know that’s a risky risky thing), I asked D. to pick one up.
So, that man comes home last evening with a calendar featuring, in large gorgeous pictures, twelve months of opulent lusicious eye-opening, drool-inducing… CAKES!
As though I’m not enough of a chocoholic and dessert freak. Now I have to cook and clean in my kitchen while heavenly decadence stares me in the face. Creamy cheesecakes with edible flowers. Layered chocolate cakes slathered in yet more chocolate. Blueberry and sour cream treats. Oh my!
You know that I’m going to be baking up those yumm-a-licious desserts. Resistance is futile.
On the other hand, enabling is not always a bad thing.
Last night, I worked on more pre-planning for Kai’s book. I have a great MC with a dark past, in search of redemption. I have a love interest. I have some fun physics going on. I have a world in danger.
Except I didn’t quite know what the world was in danger from.
After making a list of all the usual suspects: wild magic, Dark Lords, mysterious plagues, foreign invasions, treachery from within, blah, blah, boring, been there, done that, ho-hum, I asked D. for input. He happily obliged and between the two of us, we managed to create way cool danger based on the special physics of the world. Everytime I brainstorm with D., I end up with these funky worlds. Quartz, for instance, was a flat world in eternal darkness. This one is… well, I’m going to hug the secret close for a bit.
Suffice it to say, I am excited about this story again!
Somehow, I have absolutely no trouble imagining him coming up with something completely off the wall, intelligent, and intricately based on special physics.