11 May 2005

first steps

Getting acquainted with my characters. I'm having difficulty with finding the right opening conflict. I'm thinking maybe I just need to get on with the outline, and work it out later. I got down some good words on my MC's husband/protagonist. He is taking on an adversarial role on this stage. I don't see him changing his ways, because he doesn't ever think anything is wrong with him--it's the world around him. And he just doesn't understand why Erika (MC) is making things so difficult.

Well, in other news, it looks like I'm going to be in New York in June. I feel good and bad about it. But in any case, I plan to make the best of it.