Happy Thmonday, everyone!
As I write this I'm sitting at home but dressed up in my ironed button-down shirt and slacks, trying to decide if I should go into work or just work from home and skip the commute. Either way, I'll probably be spending most of time learning how to write a case statement.
But! This week I have been doing an awful lot of non-non-fiction writing. I had been stuck on the last section of Cyberlama and so had decided to go back to the beginning and work on another draft as I collected more clues about where the story should go. Well, the clues have been collected, and last night in the shower I figured out where I want the story to go. Thinking about the next section of events gives me the chills because I get to dip into the dark side of human nature and show my character's desperation, and so I'm excited to try and write it. And, a new character that I had just introduced, a Belgian scientist, is going to play a rather important role whereas before I thought she was perhaps just a pointless person who I would end up editing out. Now I see her clearly, and she helps to bring the story full circle in a way.
After I realized where I wanted to go, I thought again of a possible title for the book. First, ideas I didn't like came up: sands of time, the last grains, stuff like that. Then, I re-examined my two titles that I at least sort of like, The Monuments and Jacaranda. Then. Then! I thought of a title I liked. Only it wasn't for Cyberlama, but instead was for my other untitled novella that Scott wants me to call The Whole Wide Open. This is the story about a man who abducts a young girl and keeps her locked in the basement for many years. The title that came up amid the steam was The Aging House, or Old House, and I think it can work, but maybe Scott with all of his opinions will disagree with me.
Now I have to decide if I will change back into a T-shirt.