Friday, April 5, 2013

Well, that answers that

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to camp I go, I suppose. I am a victim of peer pressure (Natalie! :P) Can't leave a friend alone in a cabin, now can I?

After a bit of back and forth with myself, I think I'm going to pick up where I left off, metaphorically speaking. Last Camp, I only got 6000 words of my novel, a sequel to my completed one. I felt like I wrote myself into a wall when I broke/sprained my MC's foot. It's a fast-paced pirate-themed action/adventure novel probably taking place over two weeks at most. How much action can there be if the main character can't walk? I felt stuck.

With a little less than a year of that hanging over my head, ultimately I've come to the conclusion: How much action can there be with a wounded MC? Let's find out. It's not going to be easy. In fact, it's probably going to be really hard. Maybe things will heal poorly and she'll be stuck with a limp for the rest of her life. I don't know yet. She's going to struggle a lot more than she would have if she could walk normally, but this happened for a reason. It's development for her. How much will she fight if she's already wounded? These are questions I'll get to answer now. I'm back facing that wall again, but this time, I'm going to get over it, around it, or through it, one way or another. Let's take it from the top.


  1. Awesome! I really wanted to find out what was going to happen next in Pirates. Anyway, you know where I am if you need any help with plot holes and stuff. I agree, that stuff like this just makes the conflict more real -- just as you're pushing the reader, you have to push yourself. Straight lines are boring!

    Good luck this month. :-)

  2. Your welcome! :p April's Camp would have passed me by if you hadn't mentioned it... so in a way, it's your own fault too. I look forward to seeing how your injured MC fares. April is busy, but we can do it!