I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
I’m very appreciative of the fact that you took time out of your busy schedule to plot out the last three scenes of Quartz for me. I thank you for all of the cool new insights into the magic system and the nifty little plot details you put in. I’m also really grateful that you mapped out that Rapunzel short story I’ve been stuck on for months.
For future reference, though: Could you please not do this in one massive planning session at midnight when I’m *trying* to fall asleep? I do have school the next day, you know. Feel free to ignore this request on Friday and Saturday nights.
Again, thanks for all your help! You rock!
While working on my brand-new scenes, I’ve had to hit Google for some quick information on:
Why yes, things go BOOM! a whole lot in this book. How did you know?
Have you found yourself venturing into unexpected and unknown territory while doing research for your story lately?
(I find that a quick blog post works as a good transition from my intense get-this-scene-DONE writing session to Real Life, so you’ll be seeing me around more in your feed reader/email *grin*).
So, Miss M. comes into the kitchen while I’m making dinner.
Miss M.: How ’bout you be Cinderella and I be Snow White? Cinderella is cooking.
(By now you can probably tell why I always get to be Cinderella.)
Me: Yep. Working hard.
Miss M: And Cinderella’s prince is mowing the lawn.
(This is true. My prince was, indeed, out mowing the lawn.)
Me: Yes, he works very hard to keep up the palace lawns.
Miss M: *casually* Snow White’s prince died before her birthday.
Me: Oh. That’s very sad. What happened to him?
(I know, I know. I really shouldn’t go there, but… morbid curiosity, so…)
Miss M: Oh, he didn’t get enough water.
Me: So Snow White’s prince is a plant got dehydrated? That’s too bad.
(I really, really shouldn’t pursue these Cinderella/Snow White conversations, but I can’t help wondering what’s going to come out of her mouth next!).