She‘s whispering in my ear an awful lot these days. It appears as though by giving her a voice, allowing her to spill her guts to me, I’ve opened a Pandora’s box that I never expected to find.
Not that I’m complaining. I don’t think I have ever had a character speak this clearly to me before, and I’m pleased that she is willing to wait to be written. Much like my dear Jessica Sloan – I have a feeling these ladies know that good things take time and they’ll get theirs eventually.
I’m learning so much about her life: her work, her family, her ‘sister’s and the lover that was recently murdered. I have to say that she isn’t a bad person, though her purpose in life is somewhat questionable. I’m working my way slowly towards an understanding though, of both her and her situation. It’s certainly going to be an interesting story to tell.
Hopefully, sometime in the near future I’ll get a solid idea of what format that will take. I’m getting the feeling there is too much here for a short story, yet I’m not sure a novel would be right either. Delaney promises me that it will all come clear in time, and I guess I am just have to trust her on that one.
In the meantime, I am moving on with other projects (she doesn’t seem to mind this splitting of my attention thankfully – I would hate to get on Delaney’s bad side). Tonight I finished up my entry for the latest search term challenge, being held over at ErgoFiction. Tomorrow I am hoping to start work on revising and finishing the story I stumbled across again just the other day, which should probably see me through to the end of the weekend.
Don’t forget, you still have a couple of days to get a story in! It looks like we have a lot more participants this time around, so even if you don’t intend to write, there should be lots of interesting stories to read.
And then I have to decide what to work on for NPI in March. I haven’t done one before, and have been pretty slack on my daily writing goals so I figured it would be a great way to finish off one of the larger projects I have sitting idle – at this point it will either be Chasing Ascension, or Prima Data. They both need to have first drafts completed, and having an extra incentive and some competition/motivation should give me the right boost. It looks like there will be quite a few participants and I am really looking forward to getting stuck in with them all.
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