The other day, Jane Kindred tweeted that one of her characters was demanding a story of his own. I’m not sure whether or not she gave in…
I know exactly what she means. I had planned to spend April doing Scriptfrenzy, but although I did write an entire outline for a Star Trek TOS episode (Intended for submission to Phase II) and I used google translate to create some alien terminology, I have yet to read through the submission guidelines and write out either the story treatment or the actual script.
I also only got halfway through Lahla Land, and it’s a short story that really shouldn’t take me too long. I’m debating whether my characters would have sex on their first date, or whether I want to have them wait. Not that I condone having sex with someone you’ve barely met, but… it might be something these characters would do. Then again, I market myself as writing “Sweet” stories, and that kind of relationship just doesn’t fit in with my meme.
What I did do today was write 2,326 words of a new WIP. I wanted to step away from Kingdom Come for a while, but like Jane’s character, mine were fighting to have their story written. I’d been making notes, but the voices not only became insistent, but I was seeing the opening scene play out in my head.
I had to do it.