Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I'm Sad

Don't worry about me. I'm sad for a good reason.

I've reached the point in my story where the MC is at the lowest. He and his friends are in the hospital. Despite his best efforts, he's lost Thor's hammer, gloves, and belt. Some people who were on his side turned out to be traitors. He's failed in his quest and has no hope of succeeding. I feel so bad for him.

I've been at this point in stories before. It's always hard emotionally, but this story seems to be even more acute. Since I haven't planned anything ahead of time, I don't have any idea how he's going to succeed either.

I'm interested to see what the next 15K words have in store, both for my MC and for me.

4 comments:

Gussie said...

Good luck! I've never written a book or short story without knowing how it would end when I began it. You're part of the adventure--discovering the story as you write it. Keep us posted on how the MC gets out of his predicament.

John Waverly said...

Thanks, Gussie. Not plotting anything has definitely changed my perspective of the story. I'm not sure that I like this process better, but I've learned a lot.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Don't be sad. Go have some ice cream and be happy again!

Canda said...

I love it when you do something that actually causes you stress to write. You know it's the right challenge for the character and you have to work as hard as they do to overcome it.

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