Wednesday, May 24, 2006
I haven't been achieving much balance lately, with family, writing and everything else.
With the long weekend it has been family time, lots of time spent with DH and the kids, which has been really nice. But I have been thinking and yesterday I finally sat down and brainstormed for 3 hours and, using Discovering Story Magic, got my major characters nailed down in terms of strengths and weaknesses and hopefully how those weaknesses tie together with the villain and how the H/h finally overcome those weaknesses and work together to defeat Mr Nasty.
This is Josie and Marshs' story from Her Sanctuary and it is going to be a serial killer plot. I haven't worked out the details, but it should tie together her backstory in HS and get Marsh into more and more trouble when he has to confess to a few things that don't quite go with his 'by the book' image.. it's coming together in my head and on paper. I've even been thinking about my soundtrack--no country this time, which I'll miss. More Avril Lavigne and Robbie Williams.
What have you been doing?