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19 January 2020

I didn’t get what I wanted to get done this weekend.  I had a terrible headache yesterday and it just got worse and worse.  Had it happened during the work week, I would have gone home early and made the hours up later, or taken PTO depending on the day of the week.
So, I’m thinking maybe I should get my eyes checked, it had been a couple of years since the last check up.  But then my eyesight doesn’t change all that much.  Who knows, it might be good to check.
Today I only had dull headaches, which I’m okay with.

Today, while at a birthday party, I just realized that I should write a scene that involves headaches.  They happen to Milo de Ford as he makes the transition from being regular to having a special gift.  I can write a scene where he has a shift of vision and then all the other side effects happen.
This weekend, I realized what I wanted for the villan at the end of the series and the story of Edgar Townsend a.k.a the hound, have very similar stories.  They are both killed and then brought back to life.  So I was thinking, I can make Edgar in Milo’s world the villan of the series.  And in the battle between the parallel worlds, the Edgar that was brought back to life by the Dark Prince is now the key to defeating the Edgar in Milo’s world.  Just some thoughts.

I thought of adding a scene with Edgar Townsend from Milo’s world.  Then expanding on the argument that Milo has with Glum.  So extra scenes showing Milo’s transformation and an expansion of the Glum argument will help ground the reader better and help with the single focus idea.  The Edgar in this story doesn’t need to do much, he just shows up and says I’m here.


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