Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Got Work Done Despite Pajama Sam

M is feeling much better, thank goodness. The fever is mostly broken, his breathing is beginning to sound better, and his voice is normal. However, he's still sick enough to make him uber-cranky and just well enough to follow me around moaning about how sick he is and could I play Pajama Sam for him?

Not with him. FOR him. *headdesk*

So I spent somewhere around nine hours yesterday shuttling back and forth between my computer and the Wii, helping PJ Sam collect socks, his lunchbox and face the "menace" that is Darkness. Somehow, despite my footie pajama wearing friend, I managed to write over 3k. I just didn't write it in the story I was originally working on, Mr. Werewolf-Mage and his witchy mate. Instead I started a SciFi romance that's been floating around in my head for weeks.

I don't know if my brain latched on to the SciFi story because of SyFy, or because I saw bits and pieces of the BSG finale (I didn't watch the series, but Dusty did, and I didn't begrudge him the TV while he watched the last episode), but Rabi and Stern's story just flew out of my fingertips yesterday.

Yup. Just what I needed. Another evil plot bunny messing in my yard.

Yes, I'll finish the werewolf mage first, don't worry. My muse says there's one issue I need to work out but I couldn't see it, so taking a short break from the story usually shows me what's missing. Bunny and Julian are on hold since I got a rewrite/resubmit on Only In My Dreams and Julian has a cameo in that. He gets a reason to head to Halle where he'll meet Bunny. I'm not sure if that's staying in or not, so I don't want to work on Bear Necessities until I get the R/R notes from Angie. I can work around his meeting with the Pride, but it makes other things more complicated in his story if he doesn't meet them in Only. I'll have to find some other way to make him welcome in Pride territory if that winds up getting cut. I have an idea that could work, so it isn't impossible, just more... difficult. It certainly changes the original beginning of his story, hence the Bears being put away temporarily.

On another note, Dusty comes home today from his business trip. And yes, I've already texted him and told him how much he's going to love playing Pajama Sam.

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