Finally, the day I have dreamed of. I sat down and wrote out my goal of more than 1,000 words on my fiction WIP. Since my main character is so intense, i wrote a much lighter scene about a fun day. Surprisingly, the happy scene was harder. Without a natural flow of tension, it is more difficult to put down words that don’t immediately bore me to pieces. If I am bored, others will be too. 1,011 words later I was happy to see another side of my character.
I knew it was there all along, now it can balance him out. Yes, I said “him”. If you write fiction you know what I am saying, if you don’t, would you be surprised to hear that these characters become real to writers? We have to spend a good amount of time in their heads. That is the key to seeing how they would act, what delights/infuriates them, what view they hold of the world around them. I’m pooped. A day out in the sun looking at chalk maples, having a picnic can do that to you. Beats my real day of lying around with a fever and sick. Ahhh, imagination.