January 5th, 2009


Novel Progress and Thoughts

Happy Birthday, chellealistic! I hope you have a lovely one!

Writing: Well, I didn't quite get to start Seth's inquisition scene last night, because Seth decided to take the bit in his teeth, and inject some badly-needed action into the story. That action hasn't happened yet, but I hope to begin writing it tonight.

Thank you, Seth. You might just have saved the beginning of the story from being dreadfully dull. :)

Still, I've been mulling over the issue of, "Great. So now my nice, neat progression of events has been all screwed up by you, Seth. That means you'd better help me write my way though it, or I will be Ticked Off."

And Seth is just snickering and saying, "Didn't think I had it in me, did you? Nyah."

Paul will have conniption fits at what Seth is about to do, but hey, he's the Dad. It's his job to have conniption fits.
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Scarf People

There are people in this world who can take a 72"x28" piece of fabric, drape it, and tie it about their shoulders in such a way that it looks artful and elegant on them.

I am not one of those people.

On me, scarves look as if they are hastily thrown on bedsheets. I want to learn the secret of tying them artfully, because I love scarf wraps and shawls. I own two pashmina scarf wraps, and...well, I don't look anywhere near as elegant in then as something with a name like 'pashmina' should indicate. I look like I was thrown out for Goodwill to come pick up.

Here are instructions for tying a French twist knot from the New York Chique blog. I wouldn't want to wear that style, as it looks a bit suffocating, but it's still pretty.