Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
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Writing progress

There were some words the other day, though possibly I already mentioned those. They weren't story words, but were just handwritten notes on the next couple of scenes for Revealing Secrets.

The most "interesting" development is that now I'm getting to know my protag a bit better, I discover that she wants to be black. I am still rather boggled about this, but I'm going with it for the moment, until I see how it works out. Black Bethany from Splott in Cardiff, whose grandfathers worked in the docks and the steel works, whose dad also worked in the steel works and whose mum is a cleaner, but whose parents were keen that she should get an education and be fluent in Welsh so she could "better herself" has come to life whereas white Bethany, vaguely from somewhere in South Wales had not.

It also means that this novel is turning out more thematically complex than I thought. And Tal's taste in women becomes rather interesting. He just does not go for the ordinary at all. *g*




In other news, I have moved quite a bit of stuff out of my study prior to stripping the wallpaper and repainting. I had hoped to do this without messing up the sitting-room cum guest room, but I've had to dump the stuff in there. Also I think I've killed the shredder by working it to death this morning. I was clearing some pockets in the filing cabinet so I could file stuff that had been hanging around in the study. I'll try it again tomorrow, but if it's still dead, I'll need to buy a new one.




Time now to go and get dinner. I have it from the grapevine via our daughter A (who lives in Cardiff, but still knows more local gossip than I do!) that the Chinese takeaway in town has changed hands. We've not had Chinese for ages because the quality had really gone down hill, but apparently the new owners produce decent food, so tonight we are venturing to try it again.
Tags: decluttering, house makeover, revealing secrets, writing progress
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