Saturday, May 5, 2012

And We're Off!

A good morning spent with Pam today outlining and getting to know the new characters for our next adventure with Paul and Dorothy.  We've learned so much since we put together Madelaine – Shadows & Light.  Being organized this time will hopefully keep us on track and avoid unnecessary re-reads.  I've put together a spreadsheet  to track character biographies, events, names and places, etc..

We spent a good deal of time today rounding out the main characters and getting a feel for them.  Pam ‘interviewed’ our protagonists Paul and Dorothy to better understand their likes and dislikes and more of what makes them tick.    As well we think we’ve decided on the victim(s), crime and method for this tale.  What fun to be back at something new!  Now we get to start putting it all together.

It’s likely the next time we meet up will be at Bloody Words – seems it’s just around the corner now!

Tonight we’ve been promised a supermoon – the biggest and brightest full moon of the year  - you might feel a little crowded as it will only be about 357,000 km from earth  - about 30,000 km less than its average distance at any other time.  This means it should appear about 16% larger and 30% brighter than other full moons.  Where did I put my measuring tape???  Not being one who stays up very late, I’ll try to catch a peak before hitting the hay in a couple of hours.

Supermoon or not, I have several pages of handwritten notes from today which need to be transcribed to the aforementioned spreadsheet, ideally while I still have the excitement and enthusiasm to go along with it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



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