DEVIN BOND
Thoughts of a wanna-be author and student.


April 01, 2011

A is for Apologies and Ax

I was convinced to do the A to Z Challenge by Misha this morning, haha. It'll be interesting!

So, first off, sorry! I've been really bad about blogging lately. My mind has been consumed by my manuscript and cranking the ideas out of my head that I've just spaced on posting! Shame on me. That pattern will be broken now. (Especially because of the A-Z Challenge...)

Now, on to the good stuff. Before I changed up my plot, I had my MC's wants and wishes, his personality, his quirks, his motives--I had him figured out. I knew what he was doing, why he was doing it, how he felt about it and I could show it. It was obvious.

But now that the plot is completely different, of course I have to change Ax, right? Right. I can't have the reincarnation of the Askr (first man on earth in Norse mythology) living in a post apocalyptic world. Nor could I have this Ax living in a world where Norse mythology is the main religion of the world.

Maybe it's the difference between writing in 1st person and 3rd person, but, even though I know why he does certain things, and I know what, and how he feels-- it just won't come out. Ax's intentions aren't as transparent as they used to be. I'm sure I'll figure out how to achieve getting that transparency some time in the near future, but until then it's quite frustrating.

3rd person is just being difficult for me! Haha, but, it's the best choice for this MS so what's a gal to do?

On another note! I've got a job interview for tomorrow. Wish me luck :)

11 comments:

  1. That's got to be painful - having had him all figured out and then having to change him again! But these things happen :)

    Good luck with the A-Z!!

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  2. Ouch, that is hard when you have to change Ax. But I know you will rock it. Hugs.

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  3. Thanks for the luck, Rachel.

    And thanks for the vote of confidence Lindsay. :)

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  4. An interesting post. I hope the interview went well.I love the idea of your Norse saga.

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  5. Change is always hard. I hope everything worked out for your job interview. Good luck with the A - Z challenge as well! :)

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  6. Luckily, my characters evolve instead of change. Easier to catch up.

    Well, the only way to fit in 3rd person better is to actually write/read 3rd perspectives.

    :-)

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  7. Ah, I can understand how difficult this decision is!! Great post and never apologize for not blogging when you're writing - the writing is way more important:)

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  8. You'll rock that interview! I'm nervous about switching points of view. I'm thinking about potentially rewriting one of mine for 3rd person but I just don't know if it will help. How did you figure out which point of view worked?

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  9. Elaine - I'm glad you like my Norse idea. :)

    Regina - Change is hard, but it's a necessary thing! Thanks for the luck. :)

    Misha - I wish mine did too! Definitely getting more reading/writing practice with 3rd right now, haha.

    Lindsay - I'm glad you can understand! Writing definitely is important, but so is blogging!

    Steph - Don't be nervous. Just trust your gut.

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