Day 11 – Gold Guns Girls

Hit that voice again — finally! Not convinced it will work, precisely. It will definitely need refining. But I’m very happy to explore it, see how it plays out.

Covered another key scene, this time trying to concentrate on keeping tension up between the two main characters. It’s kind of hard, because they are essentially friends, and they are both off on an adventure together. That’s supposed to be fun, right? But there are always sources of tension, even if you just kind of ignore it in real life. I’ve got to dig that out though to keep the story interesting. Give the characters an edge.

It helps that they are both getting older somewhat. I think as you age, you get less tolerant of other people’s peculiarities. Which is an interesting topic in itself, n’est pas? That give and take all relationships have, especially when you’re suddenly in close quarters with that person for an extended period of time. And it’s not like the old days where you’d hang out for weeks on end maybe without even thinking about it. Now everyone has their own lives, their own families, their own concerns. Interweave that with what is happening in the present, and suddenly you’ve got yourself some tension.

Yes, very happy with the scene today.

Today’s post title comes from a song by Metric — I’m just listening to it now. It doesn’t fit the scene I wrote today as literally as some of my past choices. But there is a certain feel to it that fits the mood at least. It will certainly come back later in the book to play a big part.

It’s got a good beat to it though Casey. I can dance to it…

~Graham

(Novel Writing Totals)

Hours Today: 1
Words Today: 1,464
Hours Total: 11
Words Total: 16,185

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