Friday, November 10, 2006

The Man With No Name

I refused to go any further today until my hero had a name. I couldn't keep referring to him as HERO Mackenzie or Whats-his-face any longer. It was driving me crazy. Which granted is a short trip on a good day, but still...

Anyway, the man's name is Logan. I printed off a collage of pictures of the hero and my name list, sat on my couch and went through each name seeing if it matched the face. I narrowed it down to about seven but kept coming back to Logan. It's the only one that felt right. Finally...whew. I feel better now.

Once that was done, I started charting Logan's growth and plotting ideas based on his core belief and what he needed to learn. I came up with some new stuff but realized I really needed to chart things out in sequence to make sure it all made sense. I'll try to do that this weekend. I have a long weekend because of Remembrance Day and our office being closed on Monday. Maxx and I have a full weekend planned of Christmas crafting (and I'm going to attempt to make truffles for the first time...) but I should be able to squeeze in a little time for plotting and charting.

Then I have to work on Lucy and figure her issues out. Hopefully that won't take too long. I feel like I haven't written anything new in so long I'm getting antsy. I just want to write the story!

Oh well. All in good time. Hey, at least my hero has a name. That's progress.

12 comments:

annette said...

Yay!!!!! Logan is a good name for a hero.

Truffles are pretty easy, and never fail to impress the heck out of people. Plus, you can make them a ton of different ways. If you need some recipes, let me know.

Maxx said...

Logan is good.I like Logan.

Anonymous said...

That is great news Kelly! It must feel great to be able to move forward again.

Melissa Marsh said...

I like the name Logan. :-)

Tess said...

Great name, Kelly. I like it!! Have fun with truffles. Mmmmmmm, truffles.

Lexi said...

Woohoo! Congratulations to you and Logan!

Julie S said...

Logan is definitely a good name.

Have fun truffling!

Stacy Dawn said...

Very nice. I like it.

I'm actually in the same boat so I think I'll take a lesson from you and see what I can come up with

Bailey Stewart said...

*snort* Logan is the name of one of my heroines! LOL

Actually, it's a great name - Logan Mackenzie sounds like just the type of guy I'd like to have around. It's a strong name.

I have a difficult time writing if I don't have their names.

Erin said...

Logan, huh? Does he have adamantium claws? *G*

(hee, couldn't resist - didn't try, really, but I know I wouldn't have been able to, so why bother trying?)

Kelly said...

And how sad is it that I never made that connection til now?

Erin said...

Tsk tsk...thanks to some online friends, it was the first thing I thought of.

Oddly enough, I just thought of the other comic character with Logan as a name...and he's from a fandom I've followed more closely than X-Men. Tsk tsk to me.