Friday, November 03, 2006

Pieces of the Puzzle

I was chewing on my epiphany of yesterday...not literally of course, but you know what I mean. Besides the chewing reference gives me an excuse to use the picture of the cutest little puppy chewing on something or other and that's good enough reason.

Anyhoo, with all the chewing, things are starting to drop into place. It totally changes a lot of things about the story, but I think the core of the story is still the same - that being the emotions of the characters and what I need to accomplish with them. The motivations for the hero (currently being called Colin) have changed but I think they tie into his background better this way. I'm still trying to figure out which plot elements stay and which go. The new beginning definitely alters the scope of what I had planned and throws some things completely out of the story altogether. Some things that I think I actually needed. So I have to figure out how to weave them back in, just in a different way.

The alphie (who I have dubbed Alfred) is coming in very handy for making notes. I type much faster than I can write and its far more legible. And I can sit anywhere in the house. I've worn a dent in my couch this week. But the smaller screen is far less intimidating than the bigger blank one connected to the computer. I think me and Alfred will have a long and hopefully profitable relationship.

Anyway, that's all for today. I'm going to try and make a few more notes and then it's time to toddle off to the day job where a day of uploading and profiling rent rolls awaits me. Oh joy.

7 comments:

julia said...

The puppy looks like he's working out some synopsis issues. You can see the themes coming together with every chew.

Tess said...

Glad you and Alfred are getting along so well :-) And that the story is coming together!!

Melissa Marsh said...

I might have to get one of those Alpha Smarts. But I confess, I like that big white screen. :-)

Lexi said...

Good for you for working through your anxiety! The story will come. Just take it one step at a time. OH, and the puppy is adorable. Happy writing with Alfred!

annette said...

I like the name Colin. Makes me think of Colin Firth. :-)

Glad you like the alphie.

Rene said...

I'd like to have an Alpha but I don't think I could justify one. But as the kids get deeper and deeper into stuff and I spend more time away from home, I may have to break down and get one.

kacey said...

hm, could the puppy come chew on my hero's internal conflict??