As I mentioned in last week’s Back-to-Basics post, I’ve been hanging out with some potential new stories while working on revisions to The Traitor. The stories are shiny and new and, just as Justine mentioned in her post yesterday, working on them provides a nice change of pace as well as a creativity boost.
One of these stories, a contemporary romance tentatively titled Second Chances, is really shaping up. The random ideas I’ve captured so far have translated into a fairly complete story outline. The first two acts are pretty solid, I got a strong idea for the third act yesterday, and I know how it all ends.
Before I get to the stage of putting words down on the (draft) page though, there are a few more things I need to figure out. Unlike The Traitor, where I just started writing and hoped I would figure everything out by the end of the story, I want to have a stronger foundation in place this time around.
This week my focus is on: Character Continue reading