While things have been a little crazy around here, I had to put my story on the backburner. It is by no means abandoned and I mull over plot points and characters at seemingly random times. Driving and showering seem to be the most common spots and activities for stuff that really needs to be written down. I don’t believe this is an isolated occurance when there is a company that make waterproof post it notes and shower notepads. Speciffically designed to capture and record those shower brain stormings. As for driving I used to keep a small recorder in my car for those brain storms and never once did I turn it on. All the thoughts and ideas I used to get evaporated like the mist of a cool morning.
One theme that keeps popping up: Am I focusing on the right characters? As much as Glory and Keith are supposed to be my main characters, Gisella and Cody keep stealing the show. And I am just kinda nibbling around the edges at this point. Trying to lock down their voices, who they are, and where they belong in the writing. Caleb and Paula are also in their own way more like the main players than Glory and Keith. Part of me is going: “Be patient, their time is coming.” But I don’t want to be patient, I want to know what is going to happen and how it turns out.
Danny is a perfect example of this. He is the money backing the trips the guys take. Keith comes up with the idea. Then Cody either makes it happen or makes the necessary adjustments to make something similar happen. While Danny sells the idea to his parents to pay for it. I originally wrote Danny off after the camping trip, but now I’m not sure where he fits.
The goal of this project is to keep it light. However it keeps getting serious with moments of lighter overtones. And that’s just in the planning stage. I don’t know where or how it will turn out. But I believe in following the story.