No new story content this week. I’ve been ridiculously busy pulling the new website together (still not 100%) and the book (at the 99% mark). Book likely to go on sale next week, and Kickstarter items shipping out as they become available to me. Whee!
So, since I want to give you guys some content on a weekly basis of SOME sort, let’s talk about what I’m planning for //013… and the roadblocks I’m hitting.
(This is the sort of thing you can expect in the vol//001 book, by the way; it has extensive author’s notes on each story, explaining the evolution and thought process behind each. Whee!)
In the aftermath of //012, I wanted to do a more melancholy and introspective story. I have plans for a Penelope/Lucas/Milly story, but that one pushes the uberplot fast and hard, and would be better off as //014. So what to do for //013… how about the thing I haven’t gone into detail about yet, namely, Gregory Yates?
He hasn’t headlined a story yet, always playing second fiddle to someone. I want to explore the transition his life has gone through after vol//001. That means having someone to bounce him against, though, and it can’t be Penelope — some things you don’t want to talk about with your teenage daughter. And what character haven’t I used much lately, who has a direct connection to Grandma Scarlett, meaning fallout splashes for area of effect damage…? Yep, Cass.
Okay, that’s a basic concept; Gregory and Cass talk about what’s going on in their lives. But… that’s not quite enough. I mean, you need a CONFLICT, too. I have one in mind, but… I don’t know. It feels forced. Don’t want to spoil, so no details, but. Thematic, yes, and exposes a lot of Gregory’s character, and my sister assures me it sounds good, but… agh. Doesn’t FEEL right yet. I need to tinker with it. And until I solve this problem I don’t feel good about plowing straight into the writing.
I expect I’ll have this mess sorted out for the next week. If I don’t then good gravy aagh, but I’m going to be optimistic and think I can sort it out. At the very least, well… you’ll have the book to enjoy, yah? Yah. More to come.