Wade has always been pretty kick-ass, both in actual game play and in my attempts at novelization. As I focused on reworking her story, I found myself longing for the urban fantasy that was less kick-ass and more mythic. Sleeping in the 'tween time between weeks, my subconscious said, "Why not have both?" And it played "Landslide" on a mental loop--Billy Corgan singing. Maybe that last bit is neither here nor there, but I woke up with a new challenge and theme song for Wade's softer side.
I worked on the "what if", or in this case the, "wait! why?" Basic to the background of this character is her being one of three, separated at birth and hidden away. This should be more than background! Babies are adopted everyday, but there was a great mystery aound these triplets that has never been solved. I got a few basic ideas on that, and jotted down a few thoughts about themes.
Classwork, motherhood, and a wee bit of writing group moderation. Two weeks in and the picture is already forming. I've got to find a way to organize my life so I can be a good wife/mother/student without disengaging from writing for days at a time. Other people manage it, so I know it's not some unreachable goal. BUT, my life has been categorized by disorganization for so long, I have no idea where to begin.
For now, I'm going to shower and get back to working on characters. Another failure in my past has been devotion to primary characters and near ignoring everyone else. So...shower, characters, more on setting, plot, fold laundry, clean daughter's room, and give some attention to the texts that I'm more than a hundred pages behind on. (Food and sex will happen without any lists.)