Derry, Northern Ireland

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

You never know how it will go...

I'm back to work on A65, and the bit where Adam get s a henna tattoo on the flight to LA has suddenly expanded and added to the chaos that builds around him. Makes his adventures seem even more like he's in the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland. It's also helped a couple of plot points, as has Patricia giving Adam some of her cookies. Special cookies. Only for her, not Casey. And he winds up stoned and drunk and goofy and brutally embarrassed.

What's that Jefferson Airplane song?

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all.
Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall.

Or were they Jefferson Starship, by this point? I don't remember and don't care enough to look it up. Grace Slick sang it, no matter what the band's name.

Of course, that is a bit of a cheat. Except...I don't see it as taking away Adam's control or decisions. He's already agreed to go with Casey to the premier. Of course, she doesn't tell him about the party at Lando's, afterwards, but that's part and parcel of the evening. And by the time he's supposed to be making his own decisions, he's no longer stoned.

God, I hope this story's going to turn out fun and not merely chaotic.

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