Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Where did he come from?

No big news to report. I’m slugging my way through the manuscript of A Light Shining, the successor to Dancing Priest. I’m almost at the end of addressing the suggestions from the editor and the reader.

Once that’s finished, then I write a new character into the manuscript. I already introduced him in a very short story here, and I’m still trying to figure out who he is, where he comes from, and more importantly, where he’s going in this manuscript.

It’s odd how things like this happen. The editor suggested an additional character, and I set the idea to the side for a while. And then as I was editing the introductory part of the manuscript, there he was, sitting at a table in a restaurant – and watching.

Shiver. I just gave myself the creeps. The character is not friendly. At all. But he will play an important role in the story of Michael and Sarah, the two main characters in Dancing Priest and the main characters in A Light Shining as well.

I continue to work on a novella, aiming at about 25,000 words – meaning I’m about half way. I know how this story ends, and what happens between where I am now and the ending. It’s a love story, a most unlikely love story, and one of the two main characters is an attorney. I can’t believe I’m writing a story about an attorney who’s a sympathetic character.

More to come.


Martha Jane Orlando said...

Love the update! And, isn't it uncanny how characters simply "appear" when we least expect them . . .
Good luck on the writing and blessings to you!

S. Etole said...

Looking forward to this.

Anonymous said...

yep...that's a bit creepy :-)