The Plot

And no, I’m not talking about writing (even though mine is a tad lacking at the moment). I’m talking about the PTA plot. The one that makes parents attend the PTA meeting because their child is in a “special program” afterwards. So you have to sit through 20 minutes of a meeting that means nothing to you.


But, actually, the little 3rd grade program was kind of cute. And the kiddo was funny when he bowed every time the crowd clapped.  So that’s what I did with my evening.

And then I came home and attended to some business and then wrote 773 words. But I was interrupted because I have to stop and research. Which really isn’t a bad thing. However, it took me a while to figure out where I was going. My characters are off to Orkney next and I needed to know how long of a flight it was from JFK Airport to Edinburgh and then how to get from Edinburgh to Orkney. Fascinating, actually. And then I had to research the actual place in Ornkey my characters will be visiting. And then from there, they’re off to the Otherworld and I’ll have to figure out what THAT place looks like.

This book is hard. Hard becuase I’m writing about places I’ve never been. I feel a research trip coming on. I’ve been seriously talking about going to New York this next year. Hey, it’s research. 😉 I can write some of the trip off. But I really need to see these places for myself before I can write about the accurately. I’ve ordered a book about Saint Patrick’s Cathedral from Amazon and it should be here this week (I hope). At least once I get that, I can read up on that because a part of the story takes place inside the cathedral and I really want to get it right.

So. Anyway. I did make some progress on the book. Which is always good! But I’m still convinced it sucks rather bad at the moment. That’s okay, though. I’m not going to stress out yet. I’m nearly to the 25K mark.

I just looked at the calendar and realized this is the third week of November. Crap. Where does the time go?

And by the way, some of  the neighbors have their Christmas decoration up. *head thunks on desk*

I would like to at least get through Thanksgiving … ah well.

Happy Tuesday!

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.