April 25, 2002
What would we do without
What would we do without AIM during the workday?
Maegara: Oh yeah! Well, I don't know where to look to find out what trends were in a certain period at a certain time. With Harper, I have this image of a town that was pretty much a wide spot in the road until after the Civil War, when it became a popular tourist spot, maybe closer to Williamsburg than Myrtle Beach in feel. But I don't know if that area developed that way at all.
naiadej: Hmm. Lemme do some checking.
Maegara: Okay. :-)
Maegara: I'm also wondering if I should try something as ambitious as drawing a map. :-)
naiadej: Did you decide on a state this town is in?
Maegara: Not really. I may leave it ambigious, but if I nail it down, it'll probably be North Carolina.
naiadej: That night help, even if it's just a rough skecth for you to cement it in your mind.
Maegara: Me, drawing maps. Scary! :-)
naiadej: I was going to draw a map for Purgatory, until I realized making it at all linear and organized will ruin the whole thing :-)
naiadej: To start, this site might help you get an idea of the areas history:
naiadej: and this: http://www.co.catawba.nc.us/otheragency/ccgs/timeline.htm
naiadej: Oooh, this looks like a good one.
naiadej: Even if you never say it's NC, you have some shitorical models.
Maegara: *gets the giggles* That is, without a doubt, the best typo I have ever seen.
Oh! I can't believe I
Oh! I can't believe I forgot to mention this. "Midsummer" is up for critiquing at Critters this week. I'm hoping to get some (more) good feedback. It's pretty unanimous what I need to fix on it so far, we'll see if any other problems crop up.
"The Girl Behind the Counter"
"The Girl Behind the Counter" is venturing a little into the wish-fulfillment area. I mean, it's about a writer who magically starts doing very well. Not instant-superstar well, but 'wow my career is starting to pick up a little' well. I don't know if that's going to make it a stronger or weaker story in the long run. I'm afraid it's going to read like 'This is what I wish would happen to me'. Enh, I'll just write it and see. I mean, the main character is nothing like me. He's a little bit of a bastard, really. Good thing I like him anyway.
Hey, they say write what you know, right?