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Monday, March 13, 2006

The Return of Winter

I didn't hear the alarm this morning. That wouldn't be a huge issue since I woke up in good time except for one thing--the weather. Today was a day I needed to be up at 3:30, not 4am. It started raining last night, that was supposed to change to snow and we're supposed to end up with accumulations in the 8 inch range. The most irritating part of this whole thing was that we'd just melted off most of our snow and now we're right back where we started from. I loathe snow. So now I'm in a huge rush because I have no clue what the roads are like out there and I want to drive really slow if I need to.

Worked on the WIP yesterday. Struggled. As I was getting ready for bed last night, I figured it out. I had a secondary character doing something he wouldn't do. Every time I try to make a character do what I want them to do rather than what they would really do, I end up spinning my wheels. So I had a little talk with him last night and worked out what the problem was, and since we were chatting anyway, I decided to delve deeper into his head. I didn't make it too far before I fell asleep. Oh, well, at least I got the really important stuff and I'll fix the scene accordingly.

I watched television last night. The History Channel's How William Shatner Changed the World. I figured it would be about how Star Trek changed things, and I was right. They talked to scientists and inventors who were inspired to create what they saw on the show. It was interesting, but not as cool as it might have been. What I found most fascinating was the view of what they didn't have in the 60s. They also covered the other Star Trek shows, namely Next Generation, and how it inspired other scientists and inventors.

I've got to run. I just heard the snow plow go by and that means we have enough snow out there to have them out on the streets. Sigh. Have I mentioned that I hate Minnesota?