Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What does she want?

Ok, so Write On Con is becoming such a big help to me and my writing, but it’s also showing me all the big errors I am making in my writing.  But one good thing, is has gotten me over my fear of continuing on in my revising and I am back at it now.  But I find that when I take big breaks I forget what was said and then looking back over it I am shocked by what I have put.  I mean it’s good, at least in my eyes, but I am like “How the heck did I come up with that?”  So now I am having to move on from that and figure out where to go from there.

Also I think I have figured out what is keeping this story from pouring out of me.  I read a recent blog post that talks about knowing what your character wants in the story.  If you know that then you move forward to get it for them…or not, depending on your story.  But I realize I don’t know what I want for my character.  I mean she’s in another time so maybe she just wants to get home.  Or maybe she wants love because she sort of broke up with her boyfriend.  But I feel there is more to her than just that.  I think she is searching for something more, but what is it?  I mean she will have a very crucial roll in the future of her city and country, but she doesn’t know it yet.  So is it ok for the character not to know what she wants in the beginning of the novel but to find out about it later?  I suppose it is.  I remember the blog post saying something along the lines of it’s ok if they don’t know it right away but you must know it from the beginning.  So I feel her goal will be to fix the actions in her life so that her future will come to play so she can protect the people of her city and her country.  But I don’t think she will take this “goal” to easily.  She will be stubborn about it, and not caring to put herself in harm’s way for people she doesn’t know or really care about.  “Let someone else do it,” will be her defense.  Don’t mind my babbling, I’m just thinking out loud here.  The one place it’s fine for me to talk to myself.  LOL!  Ok, so Andrea has a goal.  Now it’s time to go shake her life up a bit.  Off to write some more now.  Update later on how it’s going.

Writing away,

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