Back from the joys of Rotorua. Was lovely actually – the highlight being the spa in the motel (sadly heated by gas and not by hot volcanic rocks) and a night time visit to a wildlife park where we saw a kiwi. You’d think, being an NZ’er, I would have seen tonnes and tonnes of kiwis just running around wild right? Not so. I have seen them of course but only in zoos. They are nocturnal and keep away from humans so to see one in their natural habitat without any glass or bars was kind of cool.
Anyway, one of the other highlights was figuring out my hero’s internal conflict! Yay! Admittedly it was really my husband’s idea, so full credit to him. He’s a psychiatrist you see and this can be very useful when it comes to figuring out conflict and motivations. In the end it wasn’t that hard though – again, I have been over-complicating it (me? over complicate? Never!) and adding too much other stuff. I think I have a tendency to do this as I’m peeling away the layers of his character – I’m giving the wretched man too many layers in other words! Either that or the focus isn’t as sharp as it should be. Whatever the case, his dead mother is the key. Now all I have to do is avoid any pesky Oedipus complexes… 🙂
So, my mission this week is to continue editing the WIP and then, once I’ve pulled all the strands together, finish it. Which will then let me start writing my bright, new, shiny idea. Luckily with the new idea, all conflicts have been sorted and are ready to fly.
As to the partial – four weeks tomorrow. Not that I’m counting or anything. 🙂
What’s everyone else up to?