Saturday, November 27, 2004

November 27 Part II


Good ole Microsoft decided, suddenly, not to allow me to insert page numbers, so I had to wrestle with that until I figured out how to do it. Gee, wonder why they even have a “help” key when none of the information is relevant? I lose 1/3 to ½ of each work day due to operating system problems. That’s simply not acceptable.

Worked on Tapestry. Realized that I hadn’t printed out ANY of the chapters (and by the end of the day I hope to be at Episode 69), so I went back and started printing. That’s all I’d need – to lose a few hundred pages of manuscript.

The cats are happy I’m home. All three are in my lap. Which makes typing an, um, interesting challenge.

I’m finding it difficult to concentrate on the writing. I want to decorate for the holidays. But that’s tomorrow, the First of Advent.

And I’ll be able to spend as much time as I want decorating tomorrow with a clear conscience if I get all my work done today.

Got all the way through episode 69 of Tapestry (which means I wrote five episodes). Made notes on the next section, which I don’t have to write for another month, but I may end up writing ahead tonight, depending upon how much more energy I have. Tom Grady is taking a much more central role than I planned – he was supposed to be a one-night stand jerk in her life; instead, he’s someone quite different, and will prove a catalyst for several of Nina’s adventures and part of her growing up. He does have a complicated history, and things will get even more complicated between them. I have no idea where it will ultimately lead. Matt Hathaway’s not going to give up easily, and Charlie Greer is going to stick around, too. A lot will depend on how quickly Nina will mature. Will she continue to have bad judgment, or is she learning from her mistakes? I have to let the story lead me.

I have to bake a ham now, and then, after dinner, I’ll revise the five episodes of Tap and get them off tonight. I have an important section happening in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at the beautiful Christmas tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche that I love so much. I can’t wait to get up there and see them again this year.

D.

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