Having two antagonists with two separate agendas and that are not working together can really confuse things.Yup. I did it. And this is why Nicole said this:
Where is the plot? I think this is the biggest element that I struggle with. I kept looking for the hook, the moment where the problem would be presented and I'd follow the hero on his journey to overcome it. However, there is no clear plot.You're hero should have one defined goal. Yes, you can have multiple bad guys, but they have to work together against the hero. Yes, they can have their own agendas, but if your protagonist has to split between struggling against two separate camps, it's going to get confusing.
So, I'm cutting a character arc. The character will still be there and involved, but not with the same focus. The character is more of a symptom of my main character's life and not the cause of it.
I have direction.
I have committed atrocities to my plot using a dull chainsaw and have duct taped the tattered remains together. And I've started rewriting. And when I'm done, it'll be (hopefully) prettier than when I started.
The other thing I've learned is that Sick Puppies is the perfect soundtrack to writing this story. I thought I had a good soundtrack, but then I heard "My World" by Sick Puppies and I knew.
Goals for the month:
- Do the homework assigned to me by my Mentor Agent regarding HJ. DONE!!
- Revise HJ based on Homework. IN PROGRESS
- Take what I learned and apply it to my current WIP if I have time. Probably won't get this done, but we'll see.
- Blog once a week. Yes
- Cheer on my twitter and #writemotivation friends. Totally!
'Till Next Time