I have only one appointment today and it is only a half hour away, which makes me very happy. It's raining heavily, but still, it should be a relatively simple appointment.
I feel much better today. I've even finished two of the scenes in chapter 67, and I have already begun to write the third and final scene of the chapter. Finally!
It was the Dumbledore conversation that was killing me. I really dislike writing Ddore. It's very difficult, because there are so many things about him which make it so complicated. He is very smart, eccentric, has a touch of a childlike spirit, and has plots within plots. He knows more than he's telling, and all of that together has to be kept in mind as he's speaking. It's nearly impossible for me, because I don't know what he really knows. He conceals so much. Snape is so much more straight-forward in some ways, because he's bitter, etc. He's not nearly omniscient, or nearly omnipotent. Anyway, I'm so very glad that the scene is done, and I no longer have to worry about it. Yippee!
I cannot remember who it was who put a link on their LJ about Red Hen Publications
, but it is definitely worth it to check it out. I've only read one essay so far, Double 00 Sevie
, and only half of that, but it already has brought up a totally fascinating premise.
The author of this essay says that Severus is not one of the Three Names that Voldemort brings up in GoF (The Coward, the Oathbreaker, and the Faithful Servant). The author puts out the theory that the Coward and the Oathbreaker are Karkaroff and Ludo Bagman, and the Faithful Servant is Barty Crouch Jr. That really made me think quite a bit.
Anyway, I'll be on later tonight. See you then.