Day 147

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

26 Jan 2017

So yesterday was awesome; pushed through and redid the whole Book Map. Might’ve been a new record; stuck to it, with lots of IG and breaks, but still, until 10pm! Predictably, today I’ve been avoiding looking at it entirely. Afraid that it doesn’t work and I’ll need to tear it up and start again. And afraid of the deadline getting closer and more remote at the same time. So, self-sabotaging, basically.

Time to get over that.

Keeping the core of the story clear and on-track is one major challenge. Cole’s identity and character, and subsequently, everyone else’s characters are another thing. Fanbait? How do you make it? How do you live with yourself for making it? I get frustrated and stubborn about it; it feels inauthentic to engineer a character for likability, after all. But then I’m challenged by the idea that it’ll be my fault as the storyteller for not sharing the things that make the cast relatable and adhering to inflexible, one-note character traits to the exclusion of all else. So pretty much screwed. Cole. What’s appealing about Cole? What’s her hidden virtue that needs to come out into the light a little sooner?

…no idea.

Part 2

Ugh. I hate doing plots. The end.


Start Time: 5:30 & 7:30 pm

Location: Abbotsford; home; couch

drinking: water, wine

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