Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I found my ending at P F Chang's...

For BC3, that is. I went to the local Galleria Mall to visit the Apple Store, found they had a PF Chang's there and had some Orange Peel Beef and a Tsingdao beer as I went over the outline for the last section of this story...and suddenly I realized what it needed was a character from Part 1 returning and being beefed up, a bit. Then his history fell into place and the end of the story came together and I finally understood why Eric's using ice hockey as his metaphor. Seems that one beer and the peppers in the beef popped the dam behind my brain and now I'm aware of the road, again.

I now have some Euros on me and a new little roller-luggage piece that I can carry on all the way across the Atlantic and back. I'll only be in Paris three days so I won't need much in the way of clothing. I'll have a lot of paperwork but most of that stays there. It's going to be a cheap trip -- no rental car and my hotel's only 75 euro a night. I hope that's not a complete disaster, it being so cheap while still in close proximity to the Louvre. Of course, I'm not going the museum. You cannot properly see the Louvre in a single day, and I've a huge number of other things I want to get done. I went when I was last in Paris; I doubt it's changed all that much in 24 years. Except for that pyramid thing-y in the central plaza.

Besides, the weather's supposed to be fantastic, so I'm checking out some things for RIHC6v2 to make sure I didn't totally screw up and going to the top of the Eiffel Tower, again, and just plain wandering for the one day I have to do all that stuff.

Now back to work on BC3.


Writer said...

I love PF Chang's! I could live on nothing by wonton soup and crab rangoon.

JamTheCat said...

I've never been big on Chinese but they got me hooked.