January 11, 2012 2 Comments
Okay, so everyday won’t happen, but I’m a woman with a family to take care of, and a husband to emotionally support so you’ll have to forgive me the loss of the resolution. We still have weight loss on the books, and as long as I get myself down to 138.5 or less eventually, I’ll have done my part.
Speaking of doing my part, I stopped writing in Revolution to write this silly thing, but as soon as I’m done writing something short here, I’m going back to it. I figured out that she’s going to be a web-comic artist. Jennie Breeden is my inspiration for that, though my character took a different spin to real life inspiring a Web-comic. I started the story out with the main character trying to kill herself, and I’m kind of torn by that decision. On one hand, the circumstances that led to her making the decision were nothing I’ve fully experienced, so I’m not sure how plausible it is, but I believe if I’d gone through the same thing, that I would be just as devastated, and without firm support by the rest of my loved ones I might not be of a sound mind around anything sharp. I also have to wonder how that decision would affect how she looks at the world later. Would she be like a recovering alcoholic and have the temptation come over her when things go wrong, or would she be stronger for having gone through the experience and realizing that the person that brought it on wasn’t worth taking her life for? I am not going to be nice to my character, and I wonder how she’s going to take it. I’d like to think her mindset would be the latter, but she’s a little shaky here in the first chapter, and this is the calm before the real storm. I suppose I’ll just have to see.
I’m also toying with having someone show up in the beginning to show the reader his importance in her life, even though he hasn’t been an active part of her life for years. It’s one of those “the one that got away” moments and I didn’t want to have her show up after all these years, and have her focusing on one person (negatively), and then later this deep-seated love come out of left-field for another. I want the idea planted into people’s heads that though person A totally messed her up, person B has had a place in her heart for far longer. I don’t know. I just don’t want it to be a Bella-Edward situation “Oh, I totally love you for no other reason other than the fact that you’re a drop dead gorgeous man and I’m a totally plain Jane!” Yeeeaaah, not going to do that to my readers! I want the romance to be real, not fairy-tale real. I want the reader to fall in love with them because they have endearing characteristics, and a lovable personality. When they grin, I want my reader to squish with my character. Oh, and don’t expect a “pan to the moonlight” moment when the characters are together. They are not going to “take each other into the heights of love and pleasure…” and that’s it, though you can paraphrase it later like that if you want.
Well, I’ve been at this for too long now. Must go and give my real writing a bit more tweak! I have an idea of how I want the first chapter now, though believe me the rest of the story is up in my head in bits and pieces, I just gotta fill in gaps! Those darned gaps are the Devil!