Today is going to be a “Play by Ear” sort of day, because I have a lot of things I’d like to do, but I’m not sure I can get their all finished before the end of the day. I know that one things I want is a good night’s sleep, because I slept like crap last night. Part of it was screaming from the street at two in the mornings: apparently there was some partying going on that I didn’t know about. Part of it was I had a big supper and it wasn’t setting well with me. I need to stop with the huge dinners and get thinking about what’s best for me, ’cause if I don’t watch my girlish figure, no one will.
After I leave Panera I believe I’ll see about getting a digital camera and then making the trek up to Centrailia, because I want to see smoke coming out of the ground, and wander the streets of a ghost town or two. Hour and change up, hang around for an hour, and an hour back. Grab a salad for lunch, then back to the Nest.
I’m thinking about doing another article, something I can write up in about two hours or less. I have an idea for one that won’t be too research heavy, so that appears to be my afternoon exercise in wordsmiting. It’s not the big article I want to write, but it’ll help lead into that. It’ll help me keep my skills sharp, and maybe I can have some fun with people. Maybe someone will even learn something . . .
“But what of your novel, Cassie?” I hear you saying–though that voice in my head is usually growling something else, but no mater. What of The Foundation Chronicles?
Surprisingly, there’s not a lot of world building remaining. I have most of the background worked out; I have most of the timeline laid down. There are thing to do, but nothing that’s so huge that I need days upon days to whip it into semblance. I’ve had this story going on in my head for a couple of years, so when I know I need to throw something into that mix, then I’ll get it in before moving onto something else. I’m certain as 1 November grows closer I’ll think of things that need doing, but i’ll be more than ready to go before then–
Though I just remembered: I need my lexicon. Oi. Just when you think you have it all figured out . . .
No worries. I have this in my “To Do” list now, and I’ll see about this either tonight after Torchwood runs (on the BBC here in The Burg, pedantic people who get to mansplaining if you don’t say BBCA), or tomorrow, when I find I have nothing to do–which is most of the time. But get it done I shall, for I have mentioned more than a couple of times that it needs doing, and no point waiting until the end start writing it down.
I would like to do something in October besides research the hell out of something I already know.