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Thursday, February 21st, 2013
effort

In an effort to not get swamped by the blues today (to some slight success), I cleaned and did laundry. Cleaning is important because of course, at any time someone could come look at the house. Or so I hope. I did a bunch of vacuuming, I washed the thing that goes under an area rug to keep it from sliding, I did a ton of laundry, changed sheets, folded clothes, and worked a bit on taxes. I did not get outside and exercise the way I wanted to, so tomorrow I will do that. Tomorrow is the presidents day off day for the kids, so I’ll be home with them. Plus I promised to take them out to lunch.

In the meantime, the dogs have begun shedding. Ack!!! Already? So now I have to get on brushing them about every day. Corgis lose hair like they are making it in a factory.

I also realized in working on my synopsis, that I don’t know enough about my bad guy. I know what he looks like, but not a lot of his background, and I really need to figure that out. Having realized this, I started sorting out his background. One of the things I do know is what’s driving him on one level. But what I don’t know is what’s broken inside him. There are often dueling desires that are mutually exclusives in a character. I know what one desire is, but I’m not sure what the other will be. Or rather, I do, but I don’t know if it’s enough. Between the need for the brokenness and the duel desires, I know what I need to do next. Easy to say, of course.

One comment to “effort”

  1. Tine
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     · February 23rd, 2013 at 11:28 am · Link

    I have heard good things about something called, The Furminator. I don’t have a pet, yet, but, this thing seems to be getting good reviews over on amazon.



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