It’s official! My red herrings worked! My mother in law just finished reading Houses of Cards and didn’t know for sure who the bad guy was until I revealed it. She had it narrowed down to two by the last 70 pages or so, but the red herring I planted was sufficient to cast enough doubt until the final confrontation. Woo! I consider this a great success. My mother in law has an almost supernatural ability to figure out whodunit at the very beginning of books and movies. She compared me to Nora, which I am taking as a very very biased and wonderful compliment. Nobody else out of my group of readers has finished yet.
This weekend is my time to catch up on all the stuff I let slide while I was finishing the book. Like the super duper cleaning of the house including dusting, washing all the dog beds, polishing the stainless, etc. I also am getting around to a few small projects that have been waiting since the beginning of summer. I’m about halfway through my To Do List. Trying to dig out and get organized and write up a budget. I’m hoping to finish everything up tomorrow so that Monday I can sit down and get back into writing. More than likely I will pick back up with Totem, but I’m going to prowl around a handful of my other pieces to see if anything else hits me. Off to finish going through the zillions of decorating magazines my mother passed on.