I think I had one.

I’ve been struggling with the location in my current WIP, and while I find many good things about where I’ve lately plunked my characters down, I think I’m going to be sending them on yet another road trip. This time, the locale is much more familiar. And it has the added bonus of being a good tie-in to slightly more than the germ of an idea for a prequel. Yup, my mind is all over the board on this one, but this actually makes sense. I’ve had this desire to paint a good picture of the history of some of my characters, how they came to be who they are, that will reach back in time but I’m not sure how far yet.

Anyway, it feels good to know where they’re going next and why. This is turning into a far more mobile cast of characters than I had originally envisioned.

My imagination is in overdrive now, I think I just found my protagonist’s main motivation. Of course this means rewriting more than a bit of what I’ve already got but that’s ok.

8 thoughts on “Epiphany

  1. I know a little about the “prequel,” and I feel like a little kid who know what her sibs are getting for Christmas! πŸ˜‰


  2. Heh heh! πŸ˜‰

    Sometimes it seems kind of silly to be thinking about a prequel at this point, but it’s too much to try to work all this stuff into one book. I guess it could be done, but I wouldn’t get to really explore all these characters that are running around in my head screaming to be let out.


  3. This excited me too! I could hear the little “click” in your head when you had your epiphany. I love road trips too… it is almost as much fun taking your characters on a trip πŸ™‚ have fun!


  4. Thanks, Jan. Ah, if only I was going on a road trip, I could do with a change of scenery. Sadly my characters get to have all the fun, I can only live vicariously through them for now. I just have to make sure they have an “interesting” time πŸ˜‰


  5. The book I started for NaNo was all about a road trip…I was definitely reliving my carefree youthful days… don’t see much of the world these days, so yes, we have to live through our characters…and enjoy the ride!


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