Okay, so obviously not much writing going on. I have two weeks off starting this weekend and I intend to finish the weddign quilt before their first anniversay (I’m nothing if not prompt) and write. A lot. So today, looking up something else entirely, I happened across the StoryToolz website. They have this cool widget for keeping track of your progress with a novel. Similar to the one NaNoWriMo uses, but so far, StoryToolz seems more customizable. It may just prove to be one more distraction from my need to write, but it might be fun. I’ll be playing with more stuff on the StoryToolz site and if I find anything lese cool, I’ll pass it along.
So, I took the last thirty pages or so of the Big Damn Story and put it in a new file and started rewriting, writing poor Garoben out and changing Rayne’s reactions and mental state accordingly. I like the major angst going on, but then, that’s just me. I don’t want the story to become such a mess or for her to be such a mess, but am enjoying exploring the emotions and evolving feelings she and everyone around her has during her recovery.
Yeah, none of this makes sense unless you read it. Some scenes have been reviewed by friends but the whole thing is still mostly in my head. As if it’s not enough that I’ll probably never finish it, then I have to go and muck around with the ending. It may not stick, but exploring the alternate ending is fun so far. Now if I can just make myself go back and write on the backstory leading up to this point, I’ll be doing good.
Rayne’s story is getting a alternate ending. I won’t say new just yet since I haven’t yet written it but the bug has well and truly bitten and I’m going to explore she and Keresh becoming a couple at the end of this long journey. That may interfere with her returning to her family farm since he had really expressed a desire to return to warmer climes, but we’ll just see what happens. The two of them in my imagination are no longer looking at one another and saying “Eeewwww….” and Garoben has graciously consented to die in this alternate version in order to provide some angst and drama and make room for Keresh to take his place. Wasn’t I just recently trying NOT to make Rayne such a tragic melodrama queen? What happened to that? Huh? Looks like I’ll have to lighten it up a bit elsewhere if I want this to work. And trim a sexy scene between Garoben and Rayne. And their wedding… and… and…
Bloody demanding selfish characters. No wonder I never finish anything.