Day 145

Spoiler Alert! May contain planning-stage plot/character details or other spoilers!

24 Jan 2017

I can’t believe it myself, but I actually got down a full plan yesterday, start to finish! Now, figuring out it any of it is useful/salvageable, that I’ve been procrastinating on all day… But I think I’m getting a little closer to the heart of things, or at least starting to see where they go sideways. Likeability is still an issue; I probably need to contrive a way for Cole to be more driven or kinder or something up front. The theme that seems to be winning out has to do with wanting: desires, how to know them, own them, pursue them, abandon or surpass them… it popped up pretty strongly in the first draft, and despite all my efforts to craft an arc without it, it’s what I keep coming back to. There’s also some characterization issues I haven’t settled; is Cadence juvenile and silly or mature and sage-like? Is Cadence a goody-two-shoes perfectionist overachiever or a moody, angsty self-hater? The guys both have issues of the cookie-cutter variety; Ravel is one note bad, while Itri is a distant fantasy creature. But I think a bunch of those issues can be solved by diving into characteristic moments and detailed scene planning… And weaving in more ghostly dark creepy goodness through all of these human moments is something I haven’t even started to work on seriously…


Start Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Abbotsford; home; couch

drinking: water

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