||[Jul. 13th, 2006|09:25 am]
|||||Dream Wing - Opening to Mai Otome||]|
Last night was buried under wedding matters. A few days ago we learned that there was a problem with the rings we had ordered, and it could take until the middle of September to get them in. Comparing 'middle of September' with our date produced the result of 'possible problem', so we went to the jewelers' and discussed possible fixes for the problem. If the rings don't make it, we're going to use loaner plain bands until the real ones come in.
We also looked at invitations. I have realized that sitting down and looking at a large number of books, flipping the pages without taking extended time to do view the contents, makes me sick to my stomach. However, we have an invitation design, one that we're very happy with, and the invitations are more or less ordered (minus some details that we couldn't remember off the top of our heads), so at least that's done with. All we have to worry about is getting them the last details, then when the cards arrive, frantically filling out addresses and then storming the post office ASAP.
Officiants was the last thing on the list last night (both wedding wise and 'doing stuff' wise, as there just isn't enough time in the day), and we're leaning in the direction of one - we're just going to ask him a few questions and see whether it's a real fit. I kind of envy the people who just had a religious officiant who they felt strongly about, and the decision was made... I know that's a common case for weddings, so it's strange to basically just be picking one.
Since I haven't been able to get enough sleep, and thus haven't been able to get up early in the mornings, I've been bringing my computer with me everywhere and pounding out outline work on The School. I've completed 25 scenes. Extrapolating off of Familiar, which is about 80,000 words, a respectable number, I calculated the number of scenes I need to reach a reasonable length of book. I've outlined 24 scenes in 40 pages, and with Familiar being 140 pages that runs at about 84 scenes in the book. So there's still 60 scenes to go in The School. However, I'm wondering whether I'm going to hit closer to 50-60 scenes instead... anyways. Tuesday night I hit the point where I ran out of my first sprint energy, and had to really think about what I wanted to say. I'm worried I'm revealing the 'mysteries' too quickly, and that perhaps I'm leaving out too much of what should be almost the primary conflict, and that Robert's scenes are forced and boring, but I suppose that's the way it is. I'll probably go back and add some conversation scenes between Jesse and Ariel, but for right now, similar to during NaNo, my plan is "damn the torpedos and full speed ahead!"