When You Relate to Your Characters a Little TOO Much…

Posted on 19/02/2013 by

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I’m trying to figure out the next section of Wizards. So far this has meant a certain amount of banging my head against the wall and then deciding I was right to start with and circling back to the beginning. At which point it becomes clear that I am wrong and…

I have no idea what I’m doing. I think it’s because this is the first time there hasn’t been something pushing or pulling my protagonists. I mean, they’ve carved out quiet moments here and there previously, but they were stolen spaces. Now they’re at a loose end, floating out in space wishing their tether was attached to something.*

I need to figure out how to funnel them into the next sequence. I really want to take this moment and get them drunk. I think they deserve it after the night they’ve had. But I feel like that’s going to drop the ball on the tension. So maybe I should just have the bad guys jump them when they walk out the door.

…I’m starting to feel the vicarious need for a nap, a snack and a shower. Maybe that’s the problem. I feel sorry for them. Perhaps if I start drinking I’ll feel less badly about what I’m about to do to them. Either that or I’ll completely lose track regarding who is them and who is me and start trying to wash brain matter out of my hair…

 

* Not literally.