Working up to working on something… honest…

October 27th, 2011

I’ve been playing mental ping-pong with Dean these past several weeks regarding the second part of the Methuselah’s Daughter series, but really the issue is me getting down to the work of writing. Excuses are multiple and quite lame because I really do have a very, very good idea how this should all unfold and where it will go. I even have specific plot points very firmly in place, but i come down to my office, sit at the computer… and stare at the screen.

I think I need to revive Zsallia’s blog for a while. It’s gotten to the point where she (the character) doesn’t talk to me anymore and that makes writing her story difficult. She used to be so damned annoying, like a voice in my head telling me to get to it because she had things she wanted to say, but back then she was a little amorphous and mysterious. There is no more mystery about her for me and I think that’s kind of pissed her off so she’s not talking to me.

Yes, I know how this sounds, but it’s just a way I had of fleshing out her part in everything. We would talk, we would argue and I’d throw things at Dean and she’d get mad at him so I’d get mad at him… it was all very crazy and lots of fun even when I hated it. I think I’m almost afraid to revisit her now, afraid of her disapproval.

Stupid, I know, but there it is. Still, I guess this is a step in the right direction.

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