Ah crap, nearly another week has gone by. I do have an excuse though. I have been…drum roll….writing!
What you say? Jackie Ashenden actually writing? Unheard of!
Yeah, yeah, I’m being sarcastic. I never really stop writing to it’s no surprise. But lately I have been turning off the net to concentrate wholly on what I’m doing. And good thing too because my poor Chessman needs the attention. His issues are turning out to be waaaay bigger than I thought. He’s a very closed off guy, very cerebral and, naturally enough, there is a reason he’s like this. Yes, that’s right, ONE reason. Not fifty million in the way I usually always overcomplicate stuff, just one. And that’s where the whole keep it simple, dig deep stuff comes into it. Taking that ONE reason and exploring it, not chucking in a whole lot of other stuff like I did, say, with the heroine…
Women. Honestly, why do I have such problems with women?? Maybe it’s because I’m a complicated girl myself, I dunno, but some heroines just give me gip. I think it’s due to the fact that I’ve focussed on one character trait for this particular heroine and turned it into conflict, whereas it just should have stayed as a character trait. Does that make sense. Anyway, thanks to awesome CPs, I think I’ve ironed out that little kink. Like the hero, I’ve taken ONE thing she does (not one aspect of who she is) and focussed on that as conflict instead. Which may be a breakthrough for me. Anyway, Comic Book girl now lives! Woohoo!
So, anyone else mistake a character trait for conflict or is it just me??? 🙂