It. Never. Fails.

Is it just me (probably) who has the problem of whenever I plan to hammer out at least a couple chapters of my stuff in a week, I don't get much chance to?  I mean, I could be working on it right now, but I've tried a couple of times already today and work keeps getting in the way.  You'd think I was sitting at my desk or something

To clarify, I have one of those jobs where it's either feast or famine.  Often I get my work completed early on in the day and have plenty of time for whatever.  Not the case this week.  I'm not starting again now, because lunch is in just a few minutes, either.

So, while I'm stuck, tell me which two cousins/friends of Tenny and Cecilia should they take with them on an extended trip to England?  Or should they take anyone at all, because they're going to be spending several months there.  Actually, where you'll start is after they've arrived home, but at least a couple of chapters will be devoted to Hope telling of the trip to her family.
6 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    I think I'd actually like to see it as just Tenny and Hope, because they have such a close bond, I think anyone else coming with them might feel slightly out of things—especially since they are visiting their mother's family, whom nobody else except the McGowans have ever met.

    But obviously, however you work it I'm sure I'll like it!

  2. I've thought a huge group. That's how I had it before, when I had them go two summers before the original started, along with a trip to the Berlin Olympics. Now I've changed the year they go to 1937. The main reason is still because Grandfather Henry will die at the ripe old age of 95. I just checked my dates, LOL.

    They will be there for an extended amount of time, because Walter wants Katie's children to really know him before he dies. In fact, they'll be there so long that even though they will still continue their studies and test to graduate, they will miss their last semester at Queen's. They will get to witness the coronation of George VI while there, though.

    Hope will be telling Grandmother, Gracie, and Maddie about the good parts. When she's down, she'll look back on other conversations. She will also be supplied with Katie's diary she started on her 17'th birthday. You see, Katie was already 23 when we met her. So we have years to cover before she even meets Walter. In a way, you'll see them grow up together. Their paths will be similar but also vastly different.

  3. Connie Says:

    Could they bring the McGowans with them? If not, I still stand by the idea of Cecilia going, at least, because she's good at writing. Maybe Walt for Tenny? Or maybe Walt and Maddie McGowan, and that way Walt and Maddie could have a chance to know each other better, which would lead to their falling in love, later (if you're still going to keep things that way.)

  4. I have to say that I'm really leaning toward just Hope and Tenny going now. It seems most appropriate. You wouldn't want to bring a passel of visitors to your Great-grandfather's death, probably. Walt and Maddie, well things will happen as they happen.

    I still want their to be some animosity between at least Hope and some of her Darcy cousins, and I don't want anyone else to know how they really are yet.

    Pray today is a very slow, quiet day at work, because I'm itching to ...

    Ok, so I was trying to think of some funny rhyme, but all I could think of was a dirty word. Anyway.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Ha! I love that we're going to learn more about Katie as a girl, and especially that Hope is going to have a chance to know her mother better. While Una is a wonderful mother and a very special person, there's just something about one's own mother, especially when, like with Hope, you knew her for a while and then lost her (as opposed to losing her at birth or so soon after that you have no memories).

  6. Connie Says:

    You make a good point about not wanting to bring visitors to Great-Grandfather's death! I am sure it will be perfect no matter how you write it.

    I, too, am excited that Hope is going to learn more about her mother. I love how everything turned out with Una, but Katie's death is probably one of the saddest things I've ever read, in fanfic AND actual, published literature.