Daily Archives: June 7, 2001


I was in the shower and I had an epiphany about Marie.

“Lightning has struck my brain!”
“That must have hurt…”

The novel should be in three parts with a prologue and epilogue. I’ve been trying to decide how to deal with the very different tones and POV throughout the book and what I need is this structure!

The thief in the night.

Part One
Establishing Marie, Neltiar, how Neltiar is going to change the course of Marie’s life.

Part Two
Action I: The scouting (or maybe that’s in Part One), the raid, the aftermath.

Part Three
The second raid, unmaskings, Michael’s death, the aftermath.

Marie’s wedding.

And yes, I was in such a hurry to get this down, concrete, that I am sitting here in front of the computer in a towel, my glasses, and my wedding ring…

I dreamt about smoking last night. I was smoking right in front of Eric. All of yesterday I was wanting, chraving a smoke. Oh that they weren’t so terrible for a person, that they didn’t make kisses taste bad… *sigh*

Gonna do dishes now I think. Or maybe take a shower first. Haven’t decided. I’m also thinking of having Eric drop me off at Target if he comes home for lunch today. It’s so hot though and I’d have to walk back in it. But there’s a few things I need: Soft Soap, Father’s Day cards. The kinds of things that make my husband restless to run into a store and then out. So unsatisfying.