Friday, February 04, 2005

Friday, February 4, 2005
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Snowy and cold

Just a bit of snow on the ground. I have to dash into the city this morning to take care of a few things, but I want to hurry back and get back to Glam Hearts. I also have to fact check Widow’s Chamber and maybe write another couple of episodes. I want to get at least one more done of Charlotte.

Last night, the blog dumped all my links, which was very annoying. I had to try to remember what I had and re-research them so I could relist. I added some links, and, if I’ve forgotten anything, please forgive me (and remind me).

Since everything dumped anyway, I played with a different format, but ended up coming back to this one. They don’t have the template for exactly what I want – which is this muted background, but a separate box running down the side for the links. The other options are sort of what I want, but not really. So I’m keeping it like it is.

Needless to say, with all that frenzy going after midnight, I didn’t sleep well.

I have ideas for the next bit of Widow’s Chamber. I need to wind up some of the “B” line stories peripheral to the plot so that I can narrow the focus and speed up the action as Nora and her brothers fight to save James’s life. I figure it’ll take about forty more episodes to wind it all up. Then, I’ll have to decide if I want to keep it as Widow’s Chamber, or if I want the next arc to be an entirely new serial. I’m playing with the ideas of following some of her brothers for awhile, and then coming back to Nora in a few years, closer to the Civil War.

But before I can dream a little dream of future storylines, I need to wrap up what I have now. I also need to introduce the Ursulines into the story – for several reasons. That should happen in the next issue or two.

Misc. middle scenes for Glam Hearts are floating through my head. I’ll jot them down, print them out, and then see how to arrange them and what scenes need to be constructed in between in order to make it flow smoothly. I don’t want to make a big deal out of interesting historical tidbits. But I do want to weave it in to their everyday lives, much the way we weave historical events into ours, often without being aware of the significance in the bigger picture.

Hopefully, the trains are running and I can nip into and out of the city quickly and painlessly.

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