Thoughts of a wanna-be author and student.

December 18, 2010

Interviews and Troublesome Boys

Today I spent a couple hours interviewing my MC. It was both fruitful and unfruitful--he isn't very forthcoming with this info yet. We're good on history, but favorites and the like... That's the hard part. Once I'm done with this interview, I'm thinking I'll have to go back and redo it. My MC goes through some major changes, and I'm not quite sure yet if his responses would change, too.

Next time I have the house empty I might try acting him out--though I'm sure I'll end up feeling quite silly. Better to be silly and knowledgeable than serious and dumb!

I do feel a bit bad for him. He really likes animals--sort of the kid who brought home strays when he was little but isn't obsessed enough to want to become a vet or anything like that. I got off topic. He really likes animals, but he's never had a pet.  Poor kid.

After I got home from spending the night at Jessica's house (yes, she'll crop up often), I began to write my first scene. I was going to do that for my WriMo. Alas, only 600 words. Better than none, I suppose. That isn't what I wanted to say though. After doing the interview, I felt comfortable enough to get started.

Of course, my MC went along with it for a few. (I'd already tried to capture him in a worse off version of this scene.) Good things never last for long though. I knew my MC was going to have a distinct reaction to this other character. I sat there, fingers poised for-ever. It never came. He just wasn't having it at all. Shame, really. He could've gotten some stew if he'd cooperated!

On a different note, my puppy is rather attached to Jessica (not a surprise). When it came time to leave, he stood in the doorway and I was the one dragging him out. Normally it's the other way around. It was so adorable to see him stand there with this sleepy "Why are we leaving...?" look on his face. I swear he's the most expressive dog you'll ever see.

This is all for now. I'll keep the MC interview process updated. Hopefully he's liable to give more up soon~

I'll be keeping my expectations low.

Time to get to bed. Got to get up "early" and cut some hair tomorrow morning.


  1. I forgot you had to cut hair! If it makes you feel any better, I guess I'm going out shopping with my mom. Early. Going to hurt!

  2. Be patient with those interviews. I have a difficult character too. It used to bother me until I realized that he's difficult because he's difficult...

    As for the scene that never happened, perhaps it wasn't meant to happen the way you want it to. Listen to your muse.

    Best of luck!


  3. Jessica - Yeah, ouch. Luckily for me, she was late, so I had a bit of extra sleep.

    Misha - I know what you mean. He's the most difficult character I've had. It's going to take a few to get used to it.

    Best of luck you, too. :)


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