Happy Day Before Nano...oh, yeah, and Halloween!!

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I would be so much more excited about it being Halloween if I didn't have to work the school carnival this evening.


I'm worried I've made Nano harder for myself than it has to be. With just the small plot I have, I already need to know:

1) railroads
2) guns
3) how to load a cannon

and most of all, sensibilities of the time. She is a widow who's buried her husband and child, he's a widower, they're going to be isolated for a time (though she's got her MIL and SIL with her) and I'm just wondering how they'll act on their attraction.

I think the time period I chose is tough, too. Not a lot of conveniences.

I may have my hero's name, but that took me almost all day. I need to get a name for my heroine.

The good news is I'll still use Jared pictures. I can so see him in this. And his heroine:


Yes, it will be Sam and Jessica from Supernatural, but she has the right look, and I can't remember the name of the other actress I liked for this. I can hear her voice but that's not a lot of help, huh?

Speaking of SPN, not my favorite episode last night. And are they putting too much make-up on Sam? What's going on there? Castiell was kind of stiff in his first scene, I thought, and that Sam pronounced it SamHAIN bothered me. BUT it wasn't a bad episode. I think I just like the stand-alones better. I was happy to see a Halloween episode again, and I liked the lore a lot.

I almost cried when the Metallicar got egged. Dean DID take the time to clean her off, I noticed.

The dh came home and removed the broken part of the fan. Maybe we'll get a new fan this weekend!

I saw the last half of Grey's. I was looking forward to Major McHottie, but now....meh. Denny's supposed to be on again next week, though.

Okay, off to research guns and railroads and weather and stuff.



Marianne Arkins said...

Keep in mind you can always write notes to yourself to look various historical facts up, and still keep moving forward. Unless the way a canon works is integral to the plot, make a note and keep writing.

I did that with some of mine... having to look up clothing styles or movies that were out then, etc., I'd say, "She watched a war movie here... look it up" and keep on keeping on.

I'm rambling, so I'll stop.

Good luck!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I thought Sam looked hot, as usual. But I might just be distracted by his size on my big-screen TV. :)

I expected them to pronounce it Sam-hain because most people seem to, and pronouncing it right would probably require awkward exposition. And after I was told that all the Samhain Publishing people pronounced it that way at conferences, I decided to give up. :)

MJFredrick said...

So far, I'm far enough ahead in my goals to stop and research (and I'm on the phone now while I'm answering email). I'll be researching more once they leave the fort.

Rub it in, Natalie ;) You're right about Samhain pronunciation, but I just kinda hoped....

Is it me, or is Sam getting better looking as he gets older?

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

We had a Wiccan for a speaker at my chapter meeting today, and she pronounced it right. I wanted to talk to her about it, but didn't have time.

Yes, Jared Padalecki is getting (very unfairly) better looking the older he gets. Somehow, Jensen stays the same, but he was already so beautiful it doesn't matter. :)

MJFredrick said...

Oh, a Wiccan speaker sounds good. Our chapter should do that!

Jared's getting all lean and stuff. Men just age better....

Natalie J. Damschroder said...


Dude, he's 26! :)

MJFredrick said...

ROFL-I know that line ;) But he's so much cuter than he was at 23...

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Hell, yeah!

I noticed last year that he seemed bigger, and then all of a sudden, in Playthings, he was HUGE. And then his face filled out and hardened. And his acting has improved a ton, too, and that makes him more attractive, IMO.


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