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My Work Ethic 0, Renovation Project FTW

on February 19, 2015

I’ve actually had a couple of good days of researching…until yesterday.

I’ve made it through (and taken notes on) 9 of my projected 20 sources. And I just hung up a 5 x 3 foot bulletin board so I can put my notecards of ideas on it and watch them coalesce into a story. I’ve got the chronological cards and now I’m working on what I call “incident” cards–the ones that tell about incidents I think will be using in the plot.

The first card says “September 4, 1939: Over a thousand Poles are murdered by Nazis in Bydgoszcz, including dozens of Boy Scouts ages 12-16 who are lined up against a wall in the marketplace and shot.” Ugh. I knew from the beginning that this was going to be a depressing project; I’m no longer certain that I can really make it through this thing.

Anyway, what this has to do with the renovation project: yesterday I was all set to start working again, reading and notecards and so on. But instead my older two kids were home because school was closed for registration, and my younger one was out at noon. I thought we would be cleaning out their rooms and going through clothes and so forth after noon, but I honestly never got that far. I think it’s just having so many people in the house. Also, power tools.

Okay, time for another event card. Maybe someone will go on a picnic? Nah, I’m not that lucky!


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