Today, to my sorrow, I must report that Cody has gone on to better waters (er, the trash can.)
However, here's the thing. Now, I only have to change the water one a week instead of every three days. It's not getting dirty as quickly.
And, the two remaining fish are easier to see. Isn't that strange. Cody was such a nice guy!
It's makes me think of something my editor (and, yes, my critique group) tells me.
"Pam, you've got too many characters. Do you really need this one?"
Last month I bought a book, and by chapter three, I was lost. There were sooooo many names. I kept flipping back, skimming, and going, "Oh, yeah."
That book is on table by a living room chair, flipped open, page ready for me to pick up and start reading again.
I've read four books while this one book is waiting for my return.
Er, I'll have to start over.
I'll never remember who I'm reading about.
Memo To Self: Reduce characters!