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[Jul. 13th, 2006|09:25 am]
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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!"
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[User Picture]From: cyfis
2006-07-13 07:55 pm (UTC)
If you need someone to bounce ideas off of for the story or peanut gallery on a draft/outline.

Good luck with the wedding plans. Though if there's not at least one extradimensional portal, one demon invasion, and one piece of major landmark destroyed I'll be sorely disappointed ^_~
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2006-07-13 09:29 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the wedding plans! I remember the chaos from my brother's wedding; they had a similar problem finding an officiant. It's more common of a problem than you may realize: most religious officiants will not perform interfaith marriages, period, and those are becoming quite common.

I echo cyfis; if you need a reader or a sounding board, buzz me!
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[User Picture]From: tlttlotd
2006-07-14 01:51 am (UTC)
If you need someone to officiate, give me a call and I will make myself available. I'm still legally ordained in this country.
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[User Picture]From: btoblake
2006-07-14 05:46 am (UTC)
Hey, don't stress to much about the little details like invites. The craft projects are mostly an outlet for nervous energy, and you've got a great outlet already. They don't make a big difference in the wedding, or how you remember it. Bravo for planning backup rings, and congrats on getting the invites done!
Good luck on the officiant. We ended up with a beloved minister from out of state, and had to have the hotel recommend a local do the legal bit of the wedding. If you hit trouble, there's always Judges and Unitarians.

Has anyone else noticed that when you ask married women about their weddings, they seem to most relish the story of a great blooper?
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[User Picture]From: tigerphoenix
2006-07-15 02:13 am (UTC)
It's true. My favorite part about my first one was my then 16-month-old daughter sticking her head up my dress while her father was going for my garter at the reception.

"Daddy's up there, why can't I be, too?!"
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