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In Dreams There Shall be Time

I know what you’re thinking:  there should be sex ed talk here.  Right?  Wrong.  Finished my drive Back to The Burg last night, and a good middle chunk of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was a parking lot.  We had three lanes of traffic on a winding two lane highway, and it didn’t make for great driving conditions.  In fact, in a couple of spots I just came to a stop and stayed there.

What all that means is I’ll have to write the remainder of the scene tonight, which I can do after I go shopping.  In fact, I may just stop at Panera and have something to eat, because I miss them.  Or not.  Stick to the schedule, right?

Anyway, I did think of something last night.  Actually, I thought about it Saturday night when I was chatting with a friend, and we were discussing Annie and Kerry, specifically their shared dreams.  And during the chat I said, “You know, now that I’ve mentioned the dreams, I should work up a time line for them.”  The comment I received back was, “You haven’t already?”  Yeah, I have friends who know me well, and whom are smartasses.

But there is a certain truth to that.  See, I’ve got time lines for just about everything.  I mean, this is one of the first I made:

Sure, it's lonely up there on the top left, but look way down at the bottom at all the pretty colored dots.

Sure, it’s lonely up there on the top left, but look way down at the bottom at all the pretty colored dots.

This is the main time line for the novel–I should say “novels”, because I have information here pertaining to Annie and Kerry throughout their entire time at school.  If you look at the point just to the right of “2011”, you’ll see a lot of different colored dots, and those are the events of which I speak.  All my information in meta form is there, and I’m certain more than a few of you would love to peak at that display.

I also have this one:

Now you can send everyone a birthday card!

Now you can send everyone a birthday card!

A while back I make up lines for most everyone, which include when they were born and when they die.  Yes, even for Annie and Kerry:  I know the dates of their deaths and how they actually happen.  Don’t worry, it isn’t anytime soon.

But you can see I don’t have anything for their dreams.  There’s all sorts of stuff that is there, but what about their dreams?  We know there are some key points:  when they met as toddlers; when Kerry read to Annie for the first time, and what he read; the bike ride after Kerry moved to Cardiff, which is when they first learned each other’s real names; the time Annie told Kerry she was real; when she told him he was a witch; and when he told her he loved her.  I have approximate points and even dates in a few instances, but the rest of it is all over the place.

And I don’t like things all over the place.

Some, sometime this week, I’ll have to fit in getting this together.  Maybe this weekend when I have nothing to do between working on my novel and working on another writing project.  Because I do what to point to one of these views and say, “Yeah, right there is when they did this.”

Oh, and I know when the June bad dream happened.  It’s perfect.

12 thoughts on “In Dreams There Shall be Time

  1. I just don’t like the idea that Annie will never give up. It’s like forcing her dream to happen. When things happen , I really, really feel she should move on. What will be, will be. Ack, Isn’t there any Level 6 guy, for heaven’s sake ?

      • “she knows she’s the only one for Kerry, and that he knows it, too ”
        I have a lot to say about this , but I’d rather not say it, because, what i have to say might not have anything to do with Annie or kerry.

        One thing though, and I guess I’m being extremely cynical, men will promise heaven and earth, the sun , the moon , the stars, but when a moment comes along, their beloved won’t be in their minds , at all, only on what;s in front of them at that moment.

        That is, if what I believe will happen, happens. 1. At one point in the story, they will break up. 2. What i get from our conversation is , one of them will not have their first time with the other.

        • I understand where you’re coming from. Since coming over to your team I’ve had a few run-ins with guys who are promising all sorts of stuff, and yet never deliver. I’ve seen it from the other side, too, and that they always stray.

          I can’t have a real conversation about their relationship here, only because I give away so much if I do. See, that’s one of the problems with plotting out story lines so far in advance: you have to know what you can and can’t give away. I think the farthest into the future I’ve spoiled was the “On the Road to Camp Rika” post, and that happens in their E Levels.

  2. i guess I have been very prejudicial and judgemental on a character who hasn’t even done anything yet. I feel I’m being so mean and prejudicial towards Kerry. And to think he;s just a 12 year old boy. I think I’m just preparing myself for what I feel is the inevitable…. this way, I won’t be very disappointed.

    I should focus more on events that will happen in their magical world, and less on the relationship of Annie and kerry. Just don’t hurt Annie too much. I’m very fragile. 😦

    • Kerry’s the one who would be hurt. Annie would be devastated if anything happened with Kerry, but Kerry . . . I don’t think he’d ever recover if anything happened to Annie. He’s be beyond devastated.

  3. (Following the conversation above.) I think the reason I love the relationship between Kerry and Annie is because I saw the similar things happen with my grandparents. My grandmother and her first husband (my biological grandfather) got divorced and then she met the man I actually call my grandfather (complicated explanation to follow that I won’t get into because not important right now). Call it pre-ordained or whatever you want, but they would have followed one another to the ends of the earth and back. When my grandfather died, she was devastated, but not as much as he would have been if she had gone first. Everyone in my family knew that if she died, he would have been utterly destroyed.

    That aside, I too am surprised you don’t have a timeline for the dreams. For some reason I thought you did… O_o Shows how much I pay attention to the posted images… *facepalm*

    • I never built a time line because (and this is lame), I never thought about it. It was only after the conversation the other night that I thought, “I really should get this done.” And thinking it over on the walk home from work, it is needed. Probably something to do this weekend.

  4. I, too, am surprised. Not that just that you don’t have a timeline for it, but now even more because you didn’t think of it. REALLY!? You think of EVERYTHING with that story. No stone unturned. It’s good to have a few smart=ass friends though. I’m glad they deliver for you.

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