These last few weeks have been weird for me as far as writing goes. Well, maybe in other ways too, but that's for another day....
For the first time in two years, I really don't have the freedom to work on Pearl, since I want to see what TS has to say first. He should be done next Monday, and I am super excited about getting the MS back.
It's like Christmas anticipation...in March.
So, instead of working on Pearl, I've been dabbling with the another work in progress. A piece that is shaping up nicely. It's still YA, but not fantasy, and it has lots of interesting characters who are showing their many facets. More on that later.
On another note, the Drama Queen and I took a small roadtrip on Friday. She, of course, sat in the back seat totally immersed in a movie. We hooked her DVD player to the car speakers, so I could listen to the movie too.
I must admit it was kind of a bummer to just listen, especially since she was watching Inkheart. If you haven't seen the movie, it has a great premise: People who are called Silvertongues make stories come alive when they read aloud.
Imagine the possibilities and problems associated with that!
There are several characters that I would love to get to know personally - Jo from Little Women is the first that comes to mind.
And there are several who should never come alive - He Who Must Not Be Named, for instance. However, part of me would just poke him in the nose and tell him to be gone.
And then there is Aslan - who doesn't want to meet Aslan? Besides the White Witch...
My conclusion is that we all have characters we love and hate. And good stories have both. Otherwise the tales become one dimensional.
I'm off to make sure my stories have dimension.
What character would you like to read out of a story and invite to dinner?