I’m breathing a sigh of relief today. Stephannie Beman made some good points, and after doing quick research on Virginia orphanages, I discovered they are becoming more popular in the US and there are some right in Virginia today. So whew. Ryan can be inserted into the story. I kind of liked the kid and hated to see him go.
As for Carrie’s age, Stephannie’s right on the resume thing. Just because she sends them out, it doesn’t promise a job. God knows I sent out resumes with no response in my time. I went to college to get my MD (marriage degree) and ended up with a Psychology degree instead. I wouldn’t say it was a total waste, but when I finally got married and my husband was cool with my staying home so I could have children, I jumped at the chance. My big dream in life growing up was to stay at home with my kids and write. It’s nice when dreams come true. 😀
I’ll keep Harrison Grant in, too. So thank goodness it’s not going to be the massive overhaul I feared.
I hate rewriting. I try to get it all in during a first draft. I’d rather delete scenes instead of write them in, so whenever possible, I avoid rewriting. I was afraid The Cold Wife was going to require massive work. So now you know how lazy I am. I don’t want to leave the house to work, I don’t outline because it’s boring, and I don’t rewrite. I do manage to do laundry every day, will clean the whole house once every couple of months, and will force myself to make the meals (sandwiches, hot dogs, mac n cheese, pizza, anything that is easy). I buy cut-up fruits and veggies. Yes, I am that lazy. 😛
Anyway, sorry to go off tangent like that. But I wanted to express my relief and joy that The Cold Wife can remain intact.
Oh, as a side note, I did finish Life Mate and will make the final post today. I will be doing the initial read through today and probably tomorrow since I got stuck watching MEGAMIND (for the fourth time) last night when I should have been working. I am really surprised by how much I enjoy that movie. I typically don’t, but I really liked how the bad guy turned good, and the moral of the story is that our path isn’t chosen for us; we choose our own path instead. I love stuff like that. 😀