Thursday, December 28, 2006

Villains & Friends

“One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.” - William Shakespeare

So... yesterday my hubby decided that the basement -- after much shifting of furniture from the day before -- needed repainting. All the furniture was moved again, away from the walls and much of it was stuffed into my office.

The result?

No writing for me yesterday. Grrr.... when does hubby go back to work? My DH, when unable to recreate in the outdoors, finds busy work around the house. He's on a forced vacation this week - if he doesn't use it, he loses it, we have no snow for snowmobiling and he's bouncing off the walls.

However, aside from the paint fumes which may make me a little loopy, it does look nice down here. AND even though I was away from the computer, he couldn't shut down my brain.

I've been considering the villain in my mystery. Currently, it's very obvious from the heroine's reaction to him that this person is the bad guy. I want to change that. I couldn't think of how to do it exactly, but worked at it and worked at it in my brain yesterday and figured it all out! Only one small problem... I was in the middle of shampooing the carpet with my cool new 'pooer, and didn't write it down.

Guess what?

Yup, I forgot what I was going to do. I remember one part, but not the other and it won't work without the whole enchilada. Oh well, it's in there somewhere and I'll remember it again, hopefully when I have some paper handy.

What about you? Do you prefer the villain to be obvious and then just watch the H/H figure it out, or do you prefer to figure it out right along with them?


I'm excited! Today, I get to meet one of my virtual writing friends, Allie face to face. She's up here on vacation with her husband, and we're getting together at 10 a.m. It'll be very cool to finally meet her. I've "known" Allie since my earliest days at WVU and my very first romance writing class there. Now, if only I was closer to Minnesota, Indiana and Georgia (Hey, Pam, Maryland isn't that far. Come visit!) life would be wonderful.

Have a good day!


Ceri said...

My husband is on vacation this week too, so I'm not getting much done.

Hope you had a wonderful visit with Allie.

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MaryF said...

My dh didn't do ANYTHING on his vacation, not even take the car for an oil change. Feel lucky.

I'm thinking of painting my bedroom this weekend, though.

anno said...

My DH has been home for TWO weeks. The first day home, he decided to make a frame for a bed and instantly encountered limitations that he insisted required buying a planer, a joiner, and a lathe to overcome.

Then, he developed enthusiasms for jewelry-making that will involve a blow-torch and an entire workshop of new tools.

After I rather sternly reminded him of some other obligations, he has agreed to restrain himself.

It is a good thing he's cute. And returning to work next week.

I hope you have a great visit with Allie!

Judy said...

I am SO jealous. Right now, as I type, you and Allie are getting together. I think everyone should come south for the winter for a get-together/workshop. I'll supply the beds and food! What about it?? :-)

Pam said...

Hey! Who's got the brother in Maryland? Hmm??? I think u should come on down. :-)

Tori Lennox said...

Re mysteries, I like to try to figure it out on my own. :)

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